Coach Tony Harvey runs coaching courses for individuals and clubs, as well as the Inclusive Cycle 4 All club in Barking, and the Crest Cycling Club. Cycle 4 All is a new club formed in the Olympic host borough of Barking and Dagenham, with a remit to increase cycling opportunities in the borough, with special emphasis on inclusive cycling, meaning persons with a disability enjoying their cycling opportunities alongside non-disabled persons.
Tony is a British Cycling qualified coach working at Level 2, with Road and Time Trial, BMX, Velodrome Track (Trainee), and Mountain Bike discipline specific training. He is also a National Standards Qualified Instructor offering 1:1 or small group instruction leading to certificates at Levels 1, 2, and 3 for cycling on public highways in traffic. He holds an Open University Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management. Tony completed the open university module Sport and Exercise Psychology which means he is now qualified to deliver Psychological Skills Training along with the core cycling techniques and skills so that you can be confident of boosting your performance when you train with him. He gained a distinction in the module “Science and Theory Into Practice: Sports Coaching” which completed the Open University foundation degree course; Sport and Fitness with Coaching. Tony has now graduated with Honours in the BSc Honours degree course; Sport, Fitness and Coaching which saw him complete the module “Promoting Public Health”. Tony has enhanced clearance with British Cycling and is trained in First Aid. In his “day job” Tony is a freelance cycling development consultant working to create and enhance cycling opportunities across all the disciplines of the sport and passtime.
Also, Tony has been involved with British Cycling’s Sky Rides as a leader since the first London training session and has led many SkyRides at all levels since. He also gained the Level 2 Ride Leader Award and has set a dozen new routes to lead you safely along. Tony’s latest routes were commissioned by Transport For London to provide updated Olympic Cycling and Walking Routes. They can also be found on the British Cycling Website where they make excellent SkyRide routes. Check out the following titles from the BC site;
Olympic Walking and Cycling Routes;
SRL_Still Water to White Water Along the River Lea;
This is a pleasant and relaxing route from the Olympic Park View Tube Café along the towpath to the 2012 Games White Water Rafting Centre at Waltham Abbey. There are options to explore the parks and marshes along the route. Some narrow bridges and cobbled sections may cause accessibility issues for some types of adapted machines.
SRL_Hackney Regents Canal Loop
Hackney circuit on Canal towpaths and parks as well as quiet roads. This route follows the North West Hackney OCWRE to Shacklewell then follows signed quiet roads to pick up the OWCRE Regents Canal route back with options to tour Victoria Park on the way out or back.
Newham Canal River Greenway Loop;
Leisurely circuit of Newham and neighbouring Tower Hamlets, taking in Olympic Park siteseeing and the Lee Valley Navigation Sytem to Limehouse Basin, the Thames Path riverside, and Canary Wharf. Return via the Excel Centre, Newham Dockside, and Beckton District Park to the Greenway.
Queen Elizabeth Park Cycling Tour;
An exploration of the beautifully landscaped newly re-opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Paralympic Park. Starting and finishing at the iconic Velodrome you will ride alongside the rivers and canals of the park, visit all the main venues from the 2012 Games; the Copper Box, the London Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Also be amazed at the serenity of the Wetlands Walk Waterglades, the tranquility of the hidden London Garden, and the fun of the Splashpark and Adventure Playgrounds.
Sky Ride Routes planned by Tony;
South Redbridge Parks Tour
Goodmayes Tour of the Duckponds
Cassiobury Park to Bovingden Mount
Bancroft to Riverbank 01
The Bow Locks Bash 01: Olympic Loop
Tour de Tower Hamlets 01: Olympic Park
Tour of Roding Valley 02; Wanstead Flats to Ray Park
Abridge: Tour of Toot Hill 01
The Crest Ilford Cycling Club was founded in 1935 by a group of East London cyclists to practice road racing and time trialling all those years ago. The club is one of the few from that era to survive and prosper. Also a British Cycling affiliated Go-Ride Club, the membership enjoy regular clubruns, social events, tours,and training sessions as well as being current in road racing, track racing, time trialling and cyclo-cross. Regular saturday morning mountain bike runs are held throughout the year, based either in the beautiful High Beech area of Epping Forest or the canal towpath system of the River Lea Regional Parks. New members are always made to feel welcome.
Highams Park Coaching Centre is now closed.
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