About

KoBLogo200x78Junior Cyclist (JC) is brought to you by Kids on Bikes, a non for profit organisation with the main goal of developing the skills needed to ride bikes.

The organisation is not affiliated with any one cycling club or association. Juniors are encouraged to attend training clinics and development events in a less intimidating environment.

As their skills develop, they are encouraged to attend their local club training rides and/or Bicycle User Group events.

Here is a brief presentation on how Kids on Bikes, Junior Cyclist, Inzone Racing and InterSchool Cycling fit together:

 

Coaches and Officials

Junior Cyclist is made up of a group of cyclists and supporters who are keen to develop cycle skills in young riders. Our coaches, mechanics, commissaires and ride leaders have a combined total of over 100 years of experience in developing novices into competent riders.

Gay Watson

GayAccreditation
Sport and Exercise Scientist specialising in Coaching and Sports Performance.
Cycling Australia Accredited Cycle Coach Road and Track, Austcycle.
Cycling Commissaire.
New Zealand Sport Psychology Association.
First Aid.

Education
Post Graduate Sport and Exercise with Distinction: Research, Coaching and Sports Psychology.
NZ Institute of Management Diploma,Project Management, Event Management.
Strength and Conditioning.

Experience
20 plus years of Junior Development and Coaching specialising in Cycling program development, Event Delivery and Coach Development.
Competed in NZ Masters Games in Road and MTB.
Medals in both NZ Masters and South Pacific Masters Individual Time Trial.
Women’s Master A grade Road Race.
20 years of Junior Development and personal riding.
Event Manager for BNSW 2 years including development of Gear up Girl, delivery of NSW Big Ride and Spring Cycle.

Achievements
2010 Club Person of the Year Auburn Council.
2013 Club Sports Person of the Year – Finalist, Auburn Sports Awards.
2013 Team of the Year-Junior Girls Race Team Auburn Sports Awards.
Articles on Age Related Effects in Male Youth Cycling, Burnout in Junior Sport, Age Related Effects: What this means for Coaches in Junior Sport.
9 years employment in Australian Sports Commission,Sports Participation.

Experience
Over 20 years.

Ian Watson

IanAccreditation
Cycle Coach Level 1 NZ
CA Coaching Accreditation Road and Track, Austcycle Coach.
First Aid.

Experience
15 years Junior Development.
Bike Building and Cycle Mechanics.
Schools Cycling Sports Coordinator NZ.
20 years riding,MTB, Road and Track.
Operations Manager for BNSW including planning and delivery of Big Ride and Spring Cycle.

Achievements
2011 Club Sports Person of the Year – Finalist, Auburn Sports Awards.

Experience
Over 20 years.

Stelio Pappas

StelAccreditation
Bicycle NSW Ride Leader.
Cycling Australia Commissaire.
Advanced First Aid.

Experience
Bike Commuting to work since 1998.
Leading ride groups with a focus on novice rider development since 1999.
Spring Cycle since 2002.
Road and Track Racing since 2007.
Working with juniors since 2008.
Commissaire since 2013.
Event Director 2013, Junior NSW Metropolitan Track Championships.
Event Director 2014, Junior NSW Metropolitan Track Championships.
Event Director 2014, Junior Tour of Sydney.
Event Director 2016 to present, NSW InterSchool Cycling Road Schools Cup.
Event Director 2016 to present, NSW InterSchool Cycling Road Student Championships.
Event Director 2016/2017 to present, NSW InterSchool Cycling Track Schools Cup.
Event Director 2017, NSW InterSchool Cycling Track Student Championships.

Achievements
2012 RAW Track Division 4 Points Series Champion.
2013 RAW Track Hillbrick Challenge Italian Pursuit Team – Runners Up (rider)
2013 Club Sports Person of the Year – Finalist, Auburn Sports Awards.
2014 Club Sports Person of the Year – Finalist, Auburn Sports Awards.
2014 RAW Track Hillbrick Challenge Italian Pursuit Team – Runners Up (organiser)
2017 RAW Track Club Challenge – Top Three (organiser)

Experience
Over 15 years.

Goals

Junior Cyclist goals are;

  1. prepare kids with the skills they need to safely ride their bikes.
  2. increase junior participation rates at existing events with fun training and development.
  3. expose kids to events run by their local organisations.
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Time Trialling
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Events include;

  • InterSchool Cycling Schools Cup
  • InterSchool Cycling Student Championship
  • BUG (Bicycle User Group) events under BNSW.
  • Time Trials under the Australian Time Trial Association (ATTA)
  • Club racing run by clubs under CA/CNSW
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Participating in Mass Events