My name is David McGaw and I have volunteered to become the Cambridge Cycling Club coach.
I've been riding and cycling with various clubs since about 2000. I began by going on club runs before moving on to racing. Some good advice I got when starting out was to explore all disciplines, because you never know what might resonate with you. I have tried road racing, tandem racing, mountain biking, track riding, hill climbs and sportives. They are all great fun, but I really love time trialling and have had some success at that.
In addition to racing I'm also interested in other aspects of cycling: I build my own bikes and wheels and occasionally lead rides and spinning classes. Currently I don't have coaching qualifications, but I'm working on that!
As club coach I'm happy to give up some of my time for free to CCC members who are wanting to get more involved in cycling but are looking for advice or help on getting started. My plan is to set aside a couple of hours a week to help club members.
If you: -
- Want to get out on your bike but are not sure what bike or kit you need
- Want to come on a club run but have questions or want someone to buddy you on your first ride
- Want help riding in a group or bike handling
- Would like help setting up your Garmin
- Want to start racing but don't know how to start off
- Or have any other general cycling/training questions
send me an email with some info and I can either help you or find someone who can.