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Meet the Coach

James Bamford

              Mountain Bike James      James Bike Maint

James has been coaching cycling through Love Biking since 2010, working with some very keen and talented riders.

Through Love Biking, over the years James has worked with British Cycling as a club coach to the regional coach delivering Go-Ride skills sessions. Was the head coach and was instrumental in the creation of Cambridge Junior Cycling Club. He also was a coach for and instrumental in the creation of the successful St Ives CC Go-Ride club. He has also worked with the Schools Sport Partnerships to deliver Bikeability training within local schools. James is also trained to work with disabled adults and children within cycling and gets to train and ride on some very good adaptive bikes at times.

James loves all types of riding and when he isn't out on the road, he runs the weekly mountain bike club ride on a Thursday evening for St Ives CC, as he is the MTB secretary for the club, he also gets to organising further afield rides to places like Wales and the Peaks.

James’ Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling - British Cycling

  • National Standard Instructor Level 1,2 & 3 - Bikeability

  • Trail Cycle Leader - Mountain Bike Leader Awards - Scottish Cycling

  • Mountain Bike Leader Level 3 - Mountain Bike Leader Awards - Scottish Cycling

  • Disability Workshop - Delivering Inclusive Cycle Training - British Cycling

  • Child Protection Awareness in Sport and Active Leisure

  • First Aid Certificate

  • CRB Approval - British Cycling Association

  • PTTLS - Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector