Instructors Sydney Bike Skills

LISA MCHARG-Director of Sydney Bike Skills

Lisa Bike Jump 800x451Lisa is a qualified PE teacher with 20 years teaching experience in schools and University. She is a provider and trainer for AustCycle and has 10 years of cycling skills experience. Lisa has a Level 1 AustCycle Teacher Certificate, a Level 2 Mountain Bike Coach Certificate, a Cycle Skills Coach Certificate, a Senior First Aid Certificate, an Active After Schools Care Certificate, and a Working With Children Certificate and has full insurance cover to teach a full range of bike skills.

Lisa has also recently qualified to present the Mountain Bike Australia Level 1 Coaching Course and has presented this in Qld and Victoria.

Since starting the business Lisa has coached MTB skills at Pymble Ladies’ College (they placed first at the Jetblack NSW Schools Cross Country MTB Championships in 2013 and 2014), taught bike skills and bike safety at numerous public schools, completed skills clinics for Warringah Council and Pittwater Council as part of Bike Week, run MTB bike skills clinics and bike maintenance courses, taught recreational bike skills and bicycle confidence courses for AustCycle, taught bike skills at Active After School Care at Narrabeen North Public School and conducted school holiday bike skills programs for Warringah Council.

Lisa has also conducted Safe Commuter Cycling Courses for APRA and the Macquarie Bank Group. These latter courses were mostly theoretical in nature and were very well received.

Michael Crummy-Mountain Bike Coach

With 10 years racing experience across the gamete of mountain bike disciplines Michael currently specialises in endurance events and has won the Sydney 24 hour and the Ay-Up Dusk till Dawn 12 hour in recent years.

When not racing or training he is an active Level 1 MTB coach for his local club, delivering throughout the year a solid base of instruction, programs include those specific to juniors and women.

Michael's depth of knowledge and ability to breakdown skills and techniques, at all levels, is matched by his infectious enthusiasm as an instructor.

Michael Crummy

Andrew McMillan-Mountain Bike Coach

Andrew is a qualified high school teacher and has 25 years of off-road cycling skills experience. During this time he has ridden extensively across four continents. Andrew is a Level 1 Mountain Bike Coach and holds a Club Commissaire Certificate, Community Coaching Qualification, First Aid Certifications and a Working With Children Certificate.

Andrew has coached MTB skills at Northholm Grammar School since 2014 and assisted in the coaching of the Pymble Ladies College team in 2015. 

Andrew’s first race was the 1991 Mount Cook Classic in New Zealand and since then he has raced innumerable cross country and endurance events across the world.   Following recent successes in the Rocky Trail Entertainment GP series (1st placed Singlespeed male 2013), Jet Black 12hr (3rd Singlespeed male 2013) and WEMBO 24hr World Champs 2013 (8th place Singlespeed male), his riding has evolved to take a less competitive and more skills orientated focus.

Andrew’s background in teaching means he has the skills to quickly identify areas of strength for a rider and where improvements can be made to have them riding more quickly and with more confidence in no time at all.

Andrew McMillan

Jeremy Edwards-Mountain Bike Coach

Jeremy - Stromlo ResizeJeremy has lived and breathed bike riding for the past 14 years and he has been guiding and instructing for 5 years.

His main focus is downhill mountain bike racing, but he has recently reignited his passion for endurance mountain biking and criterium road racing. He is a Level 1 MTB Coach, Level 1 PMBI Skills Instructor, AustCycle Skills Coach and has a Certificate III in Fitness.

When he is not riding or coaching he is keeping people fit as a bike spin instructor.

Jeremy puts a big emphasis on your safety and having fun. He will get you thinking of the what and whys of bike skills and how to implement them.

Get on ya bike and ride with Jeremy.

 

Debbie Edwards-Cycling Proficiency

Debbie learned to ride a bicycle at age nine but did not own one until she turned sixteen when her family moved to Canada. Always sporty she played various sports at a competitive level including women’s lacrosse and netball from secondary school through to university. She took up cycling in 2001, joining a local bicycle user group.

Looking for challenges Debbie has participated in the Sydney to ‘Gong Ride, Cycle Sydney, and Cycle Sportifs such as Blayney to Bathurst  70 km race and Canberra’s Tour de Femme, a 20 km women only race. In 2009, Debbie competed in the Sydney Masters Games womens road race and achieved a top ten finish in her age category. She is also a Master Ride Leader with Bicycle NSW.

Debbie enjoys cycle touring in country NSW and has ridden in Tasmania, New Zealand and France where she has ridden up the iconic Alpe d’Huez and Col de Galibier .

She attained her AustCycle Teacher Accreditation Level 1 in 2012 and has a Cycle Skills Coach Certificate, First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Certificate. Debbie has also completed the Sports Nutrition Course for Dietitians at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

Debbie coaches both children and adults and derives much pleasure seeing her students learning, improving and enjoying cycling.

Debbie Edwards

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