Focus on... Ann Staton, Go-Ride Cycle Coach

Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:56

Focus on... Ann Staton, Go-Ride Cycle Coach

Ann is a Level 1 coach for Go-Ride cycle training, organised by the Doncaster Wheelers Cycling Club.

She explains her love of cycling: "I've been interested in cycling for over 40 years and first started cycling socially when I joined Askern Cycling Club in the 1970's. I have some fantastic memories of helping my family learn to ride, but as my children grew up, my passion for cycling also continued to grow and I went on to become an official time keeper for local time trial events."

More recently Ann decided that she'd like to get involved with Go-Ride sessions, initially to help her grandson improve his cycling skills. At the Go-Ride sessions she noticed there were quite a few girls attending the sessions but no female coaches… and being so determined to help local children learn to ride, Ann and another mum instantly decided to train to become level 1 coaches!

That was two years ago and she's never looked back. Ann now regularly delivers Go-Ride training sessions where she supports groups of 40 - 50 young riders (up to 16 years old) to improve their riding ability and confidence in fun and challenging ways, including team exercises, games and circuit races.

The Go-Ride sessions run in blocks of six-weeks during school term times and are held at the Keepmoat Stadium on Monday evenings (6.30-8.00pm). All the young person needs is a bicycle that safe to use on the roads, a cycle helmet, appropriate clothing and trainers.

Find out more about Go-Ride

For more info about Go-Ride training sessions in Doncaster, take a look at Doncaster Wheelers Cycling Club website www.doncasterwheelers.com

Sessions cost £2.00 for Doncaster Wheelers Cycling Club members, £3.00 for non- members.

The picture shows Ann with members of her family, enjoying watching the Doncaster stage of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.

Tags: Cycling, Go-Ride, Doncaster wheelers, bicycle