The popularity of cycling has exploded in recent years. In this country cycling for pleasure and fitness as well as an everyday mode of transport has been on the increase steadily for the last few years.
There are many reasons why this is the case and for a more in-depth discussion around cycling and just how brilliant it is in general, we recently covered this in an article – Will more cycling jobs be coming to the UK?
Are you passionate about cycling and considering taking your passion that step further? If you have the skills to inspire others and share knowledge and expertise, then a career as a cycling coach could be for you. As a bonus, don’t forget the incredible health benefitting side-effects from working in the fitness industry too – coaching people and keeping fit at the same time – it doesn’t get any better!
Cycling coach jobs
There are many areas where cycling coaches are needed, such as in schools, in community groups, local racing groups, outdoor activity centres, and health clubs.
To begin your journey initially you will need a qualification from British Cycling. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/education
In the first instance to undertake the Level One course you need to be at least 16 years old. The Level One Award in Coaching Cycling is a short course and a great starting point in your training. Once you progress through the training and up the levels, there are options to qualify in specific areas, such as cycle speedway or BMX coaching, making sure your particular passion is catered for.
For a fuller list of the courses, duration and costs here is a full list from the British Cycling website:
Should you decide to take your career to the advanced stages you could find yourself coaching future Olympic champions and be a mentor for other coaches. Whether working at a Mountain Bike Trail Centre or an indoor cycling track, working in the industry that makes you happy always has to make the training and hard work worthwhile.
Love what you do, do what you love.