John Capelin, MNASC, MICHT, BWLA Weights Instructor
Primarily a Cyclist. Starting out racing at school with Circuit Racing, Cyclo-Cross and Time Trials. Progressing through Junior Road Racing to become a Senior and taking part in Cyclo-Cross, Time Trials, Track and Road Racing. Road Racing was to the fore and competition was at all levels both Nationally and Internationally. A Brief spell competing in Triathlons followed as well as other sports challenges. Then into Mountain Biking. With over 2500 open race starts, this is the race pedigree behind his Coaching qualifications, and the formation of the Business. He also runs the Club/Team.
A Senior (Level 4) Coach with ABCC. Originally qualifying as a Cycling Coach in 1990, he followed this with qualification as a general Sports Coach. Later gaining the BCF Team Manager and Team Mechanic qualifications and in 1995 qualifying as a Sports Masseur. Further Massage & Coaching qualifications have followed. As well as time spent working as a sports masseur abroad and as one of the full time Great Britain Mountain Bike Team Coaches, then a Talent Coach for the South West giving top level training to young people. From 2000-2005 he was a part-time tutor for British Cycling and trained many new Coaches. Also a NLP qualified practitioner and in 2005 an expert for Cycling Plus magazine.
Experience gained in previous employment means that the logistics, planning and briefing needed for events and teams is second to none.
Helen has been racing since 1999. Firstly Mountain Bikes then as a succesful Road Racer. She qualified as a Coach during 2004 and is now coaching both individuals and groups. Also with accreditation to Coach on the Velodrome.
Prior to Cycling her sports background was Yacht Racing where she was a part of several sucessful crews. Following this she started Mountaineering, Hill Walking and Skiing which then took her all around the world. She really knows the drive that is needed to succeed in sport.
All our other staff are fully qualified and attend events at which they are both knowledgeable and experienced. Sports Coaching ensures they are suitably qualified and insured for coaching and assistance.