Head coach and founder of Thanet RC GoRide
section back in 2009. Colin has been cycling
for 30 years predominantly on the road
and taken part in time trials at club
and regional level. Colin is a level 2
British cycling coach and recently passed
his Level 2 road and time trial qualification.
Colin is father of 3 boys who all take
an active role in the Go Ride section.
Colin has also won Thanet coach of the
year award in 2010 and British Cycling
South-East event organiser of the year
2011 and 2013.
A British Cycling Level 2 coach since
2012, David runs the Thanet Road Cubs.
The Cubs are the 3-6 year-olds who are
learning to ride bikes for the first time.
David has been cycling all his life, predominantly
on the road as a means of transport and
more recently taking part in club time
trials. David has a young son who is learning
to ride and runs a bicycle-powered sound
system and cinema called Wheely Groovy.
Richard is also a British Cycling qualified
Level 2 coach. Having told everyone that
he would end his own cycling career when
the younger Thanet Go Ride riders started
to dip below 30 minutes for a '10' he
is currently in negotiations about his
future...... His bikes aren't for sale
Jo Smith has over ten years of racing
and coaching experience. She is a British
Cycling Activity Coach and a Level 2 track-specific
She has just returned from four years
racing in Europe where she raced road,
track and cyclocross for a French women’s
team, taking part in some international
races. Now back in the UK, Jo is teaching
full time and still racing whenever she
can! She will be coaching at the Go-Ride
club as well as running some women’s
race training sessions.
Annie Davis has been a Level 2 coach
since 2011 and has since completed Level
2 MTB and Level 2 road/TT.
She is currently working on her Level
3 MTB portfolio. She was born into a cycling
family in the Cotswolds and started racing
at the age of ten and has enjoyed competing
in road, TT and cross country MTB.
She turned to coaching as injury has
prevented her from racing and she enjoys
seeing others develop in the sport that
Helen is also a Level 2 coach. She has
cycled all her life but only joined Thanet
RC in January 2013 following the death
of her husband because her two young sons
were keen to get involved in competitive
Helen said "I had always been a
mountain biker but a few years ago friends
encouraged me to get a road bike. Since
then I have completed a number of cycling
challenges including riding from London
to Paris for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
I am keen to share my love of this sport
with others and especially like encouraging
the girls to get involved."
Steve raced road and track cycling in
his youth (some time ago now), although
always a cyclist he returned to regular
cycling in 2003 and has completed a number
of challenge rides including all 3 days
of Tour of Wessex, La Marmotte, Dreilander
Giro (Stelvio Pass) and rides in Flanders
and on Mont Ventoux.
As a result of encouraging his own children
to participate in the sport Steve joined
our club and completed his Level 2 course
in 2012 to help with our Go Ride session
and race events. Steve is passionate about
the sport in all forms, he even makes
up the numbers in occasional races.
Steve has completed his British Cycling
Level.2 coaching and has years of experience
riding and racing in road events and time