Mountain Bike Coaching with Bedgebury CC

Mountain Bike Coaching

The BFCC Coaching Team has been developed over the years with expertise to match the growing demands of our membership. We are committed to providing sports education and skills development for all our members from all MTB bike disciplines and rider ability. The club continues to invest in the coaching team with our new coach, Ade Hackett, joining the team in early 2020. The Club remains committed to ongoing personal development of our coaches, to support achievement of the British Cycling MTB specific qualification and other related sports education.

Head Coach – Gary Scott
  • Gary Scott
    Head Coach – Head Coach – MTB Specific Level 3 that enables one-to-one coaching that meets the demands of aspiring professional riders
  • Tim Bizley
    Coach – MTB Specific Level 2
  • Michael Paine
    CoachMTB Specific Level 2
  • Andy Bocking
    Coach – MTB Specific Level 2
  • Justin Sheffield
    Coach  – MTB Specific Level 2
  • Paul Stevens
    Coach – Generic Level 2
  • Ali Jarvis
    Ladies Coach – Generic Level 2
  • Danny Klein-Essink
    Coach – Generic Level 2
  • Ade Hackett
    Coach – Generic Level 2

Junior Coaching

To facilitate learning within similar ability levels, we continue to offer Junior coaching within two separate groups. All new members can participate in the Saturday Junior Club – no need to book, just turn-up and sign-in with the coach. Advance Junior Club members are by invitation only and normally will be selected from the Saturday Junior Club. Follow the link’s below for more specific information for each Club:

Adult Coaching

The coaching team is available to support development of MTB skills for our adult members, so it’s never to late to start learning a deeper understanding of the skills and techniques that will improve your enjoyment of the sport. You may think you know how to ride…, but you may be surprised by the difference a few sessions of coaching will make to your riding.

In-line with our all-inclusive policy, the Club recognises the increasing interest from members that use E-Bikes – a new class of bike rider that requires our support with greater understanding and application of correct riding techniques, in order to minimize impact on the quality trails developed at Bedgebury.

So, a first for BFCC where we look to support E-Bike riders understanding of controlling the higher levels of momentum achieved with a pedal assist powered bike. This new type of bike is encouraging and enables many new riders who either haven’t ridden a bike in years or they are new to the sport but want to get fit and have fun at the same time. However, this comes with risks as inexperience riders take to the trails on a ‘motorised’ and potentially very fast bike with little or no training. The growth in E-Bikes is good news for the sport, but like any new style of riding requires adaptation, support, and coaching to ensure a bright and inclusive future for all. If you own an E-Bike and would like to refresh your bike core skills knowledge or receive coaching for the first time, then please email our Head Coach to express your interest in this new course.

NOTE: All one-to-one coaching sessions or personal coach will be under separate contract fees. If you are interested in individual coaching or wish to register your interest in a group session, then please email  Gary Scott – Head Coach with your enquiry.