The BFCC Coaching Team are committed to providing sports education and skills development for all our members. 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, including Wilderness first aid. This is to ensure we can offer our members a safe, quality program of coaching that reflects the demanding risks of the sport.

  • 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
    Coach – MTB 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
  • Jeremy Brown
    Coach – Generic Level 1
Head Coach – Gary Scott

Head Coach – Gary Scott

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, so see the Junior page for more details. Advance Junior Club members are by invitation only and normally will be selected from the Saturday Junior Club, although this year we will be offering assessment opportunities through the Club rides. Follow the link’s below for more specific information for each Junior Club:

Adult Coaching

The coaching team is available to support development of MTB skills for our adult members, so it’s never too 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.

This year we’re offering a series of free 45min adult refresher coaching sessions on a selection of Saturday mornings at 9am  before the club ride. See the adult coaching page for more info.

Expression of interest for group courses will initially be requested to facilitate potential demand, as well as opportunities to book some personal 1:1 coaching that would be tailored to your specific needs.

NOTE: All one-to-one coaching sessions or personal coaching will be under separate contract fees directly with the coach. 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.