Velo Coaching Excellence Recognised

The Velo has always had a commitment to widening participation in cycling and the best way to do this is through encouraging the next generation. The Club is affiliated to British Cycling (BC) and has been a BC Go-Ride club for two years. Recently the Club achieved its Clubmark accreditation which recognises that the Velo observes best practice in child protection, coaching and competition, equity and club management. For parents or young cyclists, it provides confidence to know that their local Go-Ride Club is safe, well-managed and an exciting place to be.

South Shields Velo has 7 BC qualified coaches lead by Club Chair and senior coach, Mark Severs. Mark and 5 others from the coaching team attended the British Cycling Go-Ride North East Conference in February where his dedication and hard work were recognised. Mark was presented with BC’s North East Coach of the Year Award 2017 at the Riverside Stadium, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham. Mark was the first to acknowledge that he could only achieve this with the help and support of his fellow coaches and the wider support of the Club members.

Velo Go-Ride coaching sessions for 7 to 16 year-olds take place regularly in the traffic free and safe environment of Gypsies Green Stadium, South Shields. Contact for more information and to take advantage of some of the best cycle coaching in the area.

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