Become A Qualified Cycling Coach

The Association of British Cycling Coaches runs a correspondence course which will qualify you as a Coach in UK. We can supply the course worldwide. Acceptance of the qualification overseas will be a matter for your cycling authrities Alternatively you may just wish to take the course to give you the knowledge to race faster. This course has been continually refined over 40 years and is constantly reviewed, so that it is absolutely up to the minute. It has been updated by coaches who currently coach riders to both national and world level and all of the examiners are of similar calibre.

The Coaching Scheme and Coaching Awards

• Objectives of the Scheme
• Grades of Coach
• Terms of Reference
• Registration
• Insurance
• Examination Procedure
• Coach
• Senior Coach
• How to Study

Can all be found here

Course supplied in a digital format (£250 pounds sterling – UK & Overseas)


 module 1

Module 1

Anatomy and Physiology
Bone, Cartilage and Tendon
The Skeleton
The Body’s systems: muscular, nervous, cardio-vascular, respiratory, digestive
The Basis of Training
Basic Exercise Physiology
Training Principles
Further Reading
Examination Paper

 Module 2

Module 2

Basic Fitness Training
Basic Circuit Training
Weight Training for Cycling
Running for Cyclists
Flexibility Exercises
Further Reading
Examination Paper

Mod 3a front


mod3b front

Module 3a

Training Levels and Heart Rate Monitors
Advanced Heart Rate Training
Power Based Levels
Levels of Training Intensity
Six Levels
RPE, The Borg Scale
Children, Women & Veterans
Training Juveniles
Fitness Testing
Further Reading
Examination Paper


Road Training, individual and group methods
Track Coaching
Time Trial
Cyclo Cross
Mountain Bike
Cycle Speedway
Further Reading
Examination Paper


 mod 4

Module 4

Race Tactics
Preparation of Individual Training Schedules, including periodisation
Training Diaries
Tapering for a Key Competition
Further Reading
Examination Paper

 mod 5

Module 5

Mental Preparation
Anxiety and arousal
Visualisation and Imagery
Further Reading
Examination Paper

 module 6

Module 6

Position on the Bike
Choice of Equipment
Choice and Use of Gears
Maintenance of Equipment.
Body Care and Hygiene
Clothing for Training and Racing
Coaching and Teaching Techniques
Further Reading
Examination Paper

 module 7


NSPCC Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure

You will become an ABCC  Coach on satisfactory completion of the course.

You may just wish to improve your own performance without becoming a coach. We can accommodate this. In this case you would not be required to attempt the question papers. Taking this route will mean that you miss out on expert comment on your answers from the examiners.

To enrol, contact the Administrator