Inspire

Rebecca Laurel

Rebecca Laurel

Sports Award

Age:
20

Biography

I am 19 years old, from Leicester and studying civil engineering at university. I started cycling with a club at the age of 13 and have gone on to compete in various disciplines (cyclocross, road and mountain biking). Over the years, I have been to many coaching sessions run by different coaches with different aims. When I became too old to ride the children's sessions, I decided that I would turn to coaching to stay involved in an environment I loved. Through helping at club sessions and British Cycling holiday activities, I completed the Cycling Award for Young Volunteers scheme to the highest level. Since turning 18 last year, I completed my Level 2 cycling qualification. This year, I have completed my road and time trial qualification and am looking to gain more discipline specific qualifications next year. I am proud to a member of the British Cycling National Youth Forum, working with other young people to make improvements to activities for children. I have been involved in many great opportunities and have helped a wide range of abilities, from children learning to how to ride to young riders winning races. This year has been a great year for my coaching development and I was amazed to be awarded the 'unsung hero' award at the university cycling club Christmas dinner.

JHMT's Support

I am delighted to receive the award and it will enable me to continue on the coaching pathway and help me to give more children the opportunity to ride bikes.

Simon Taylor, Inspire lead, said: ' We are particularly pleased to make this award to someone who as well as being individually excellent is striving to help others develop too . We wish Rebecca well

Blog

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Track coaching course

Posted: 6th May, 2019

This weekend, I completed my Level 2 Track cycling course, which was at Manchester Velodrome (national cycling centre). There were only 4 people on the course so we got lots of coaching and lots of discussion... Read More »

AGMs

Posted: 7th Apr, 2019

Last week was a busy time with AGMs for me. I am delighted to be on the Leicestershire Cyclocross League committee - it is great to support the local league and am looking forward to getting started. I... Read More »

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British Cycling National Youth Forum

Posted: 2nd Mar, 2019

Today, I attended a British Cycling National Youth Forum meeting in London. This is the second year I had been on the forum, which aims to discuss and develop cycling and volunteering for young people.... Read More »

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British Cycling’s #OneInaMillion campaign

Posted: 29th Jan, 2019

I am delighted to share that I have been involved in the #OneInaMillion campaign. I featured in the campaign video and attended a webinar to find out about it. Its aim is to close the gender gap in cycling... Read More »

Coaching course

Posted: 13th Jan, 2019

I have spent the money received on a cyclocross coaching course, at the end of June. I'm really looking forward to it as it is my favourite discipline to race. Thanks once again

Thank you

Posted: 7th Jan, 2019

I'd like to say a massive thank you for being given the grant. It will be spent on a coaching course for either cyclocross or track, to enable me to coach a wider range of activities. I'm looking forward... Read More »