Wheel Education Ltd
Wheel Education Ltd

About Us

Kevin - Managing Director

 

Kevin has worked for 7 years as the Local Motion Cycling Officer working in Darlington schools. In that time he has overseen a number of initiatives to encourage pupils to cycle more.

 

Kevin is the head coach for Stockton Wheelers Cycling Club.  He holds a British Cycling Level 3 qualification in coaching for road and time trials.  He is one of the founders of the club youth section. In addition he is CTC qualified as a mountain bike trail leader, Level 2 Cytech bike mechanic, Qualified Bikeability Instructor and qualified in Outdoor Emergency First Aid.

 

Some of the highlights from his work in schools are:

  • Edinburgh to Darlington 3 day ride with secondary pupils
  • Darlington to Paris 6 day ride with secondary pupils
  • Guided 5 schools to Modeshift Gold Accreditation
  • Helped The  Rydal Academy achieve Regional Best Cycling Initiative 2015
  • Helped the Federation of Abbey Schools achieve Regional Best Pupil Led Initiative & Regional School of the Year 2015
  • Helped St John's CE Academy achieve Regional Runner's Up for Best Cycling Initiative 2016
  • Helped St Augustine's RC Primary achieve Regional Best Reduction in Taffic and Regional School of the Year 2016

 

Awards held:

  • British Cycling North East Coach of the Year 2009 and 2012
  • Stockton Borough Council Coach of the Year 2012 and Runner up 2009 & 2013
  • British Cycling North East Event Official of the Year 2013

Charlotte - Cycling Officer

 

Charlotte has been working for the last 3 years as a sports coach and has been involved in numerous School Sports and Athletic events. She loves being involved in all sports and especially helping people to learn.

 

Charlotte has a degree in Applied Sports Science and  is a qualified Level 2 Trampoline Coach and currently working towards her Level 3. She holds a First Aid for sport qualification, Mountain Bike Trail Leader, Qualified Bikeability Instructor, Free Running Coach and is Walk Leader trained. Charlotte has competed in gymnastics and Trampolining at a high level.

 

Some of Charlotte's competitive highlighs have been:

  • Competing at National level for Trampolining and DMT
  • Finishing 3rd overall at the British National Finals
  • Winning a National Spring Series Event

 

 

Rio - Cycling Officer

 

Rio has worked for the last 5 years with as a Sustrans Bike It Officer working with Durham schools. In that time he has overseen a number of initiatives to encourage pupils to travel actively.

 

Rio has a background in Health (Physiotherapy/International Health) and with particular interest in the mutual influence of physical activity and the built environment. He recently completed an MA dissertation on the Ciclovia (Open Streets) phenomena emerging from Colombia.  He has also recently developed a participatory research model with Northumbria University designed for pupil led research into Active Travel to school. 

 

Some of his highlights from his work with schools are:

  • Contributed to the Parliamentary Commission on Physical Activity at Westminster, taking secondary school pupils as part of the enquiry
  • Guided several schools to Modeshift Gold Accreditation
  • Guided Escomb Primary to Winners of the Sustrans, The Big Street Survey Manifesto competition

Rio is a qualified Bikeability Instructor, qualified in Outdoor Emergency First Aid, Forest School Level 3 Leader, Mountain Bike Trail Leader, Gold Velotech

MA (Merit), MSc (Distinction), BSc (Hons)

 

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