Earlier this month we reported that British Cycling were on track to reach their ambitious target to get 1 million more women cycling by 2020.
To sustain this growth British Cycling believe they need to increase the number of females coaching and have launched a women’s only coaching course to encourage this.
As it stands, British Cycling are doing better than most sports with 23% of British Cycling Qualified coaches being female – 5% above the average, but they admit that they can do better.
On 15 and 16 February 2014, women aged 16 and over are invited to participate in the first ever coaching course for females-only. Taking place at the multi-million pound cycling facility in the South East, Cyclopark, the course will enable female cyclists to achieve the Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling.
The Level 1 course is an entry-level award for people who are new to coaching and cycling, or those who are currently volunteering in their local cycling club and would like to get more involved. The certificate qualifies coaches to independently prepare, deliver and review coaching sessions to groups of adults or children.
The course covers all of the basics of cycle coaching and also qualifies coaches to deliver British Cycling Go-Ride Gears 1 and 2 activities in a variety of traffic-free environments, including playing fields, tennis courts and car parks, or even large indoor gymnasiums.
To find out more about the course at Cyclopark, please phone the Go-Ride team on 0161 274 2060.