Putting back in
I was a founder coach at Wigmore CC Go-Ride, where I spent many years building up a great fun culture youth club linked to the existing Adult club, with a focus on skills acquisition and exposure to different disciplines and knowledge to make cycling a lifelong hobby or sport. I’m proud to have delivered many Go-Ride Racing events, recruited many coaches, developed loads of great riders, and have handed the reins over to the next generation of parent coaches.
I’ve also spent some volunteering time as a Team Manager for the South East Youth teams, and helped to develop new volunteers with the regional squads on road and track. Highlights for me were the 2012 edition where we had access to the London Velodrome as the last test event pre 2012 Olympics.
I’ve also had the good fortune to work for British Cycling for over 13 years, starting as a Go-Ride Coach and ending as Regional Manager for the South East. I helped to grow the Go-Ride Club network, supported the BC talent pathways with RSRs, and pioneered the now well established TDCs at Cyclopark to give more riders access to the pathway beyond club level.
I qualified as a Level 3 coach in 2013, and started LukeAndersonCycleCoaching as a way to help pass on my knowledge to developing riders. I ran the business in my spare time with some great successes, focusing on Youth and Junior Riders until a job promotion in 2018 & new baby in 2019 forced me to put the business on hold while time was limited. I’m still proud that many of the riders I coached are still involved in the sport and some still racing at a high level.
I’m an advocate of studying the sport. I spend many hours watching cycling on TV and GCN+, and reading about the races and riders that make up the rich history of our sport. I love the heritage, culture, and uniqueness of all the cycling disciplines and I try my best to pass on that passion to people I work with. There’s still more to learn, it never stops evolving.