Chris Sheppard

Coach

Highest/most relevant qualification

BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching from the University of South Wales, British Cycling Ride leader (Level 1, Sport Wales Disability Inclusion Certification.

Greatest sporting achievement

Representing Wales at Junior and U23. Going from a 3rdCategory to 1st in one season after a year off after suffering with Epstein Barr.

Greatest coaching achievement

Teaching kids to ride and gain skills and confidence to progress in cycling

Why coaching?

I worked in the Civil service for 18 years. my last post was based in Human Resources. I have always wanted to pursue a career in sports coaching and to back in what I got out of the beautiful sport of Cycling. I went to Uni at the age of 41 studying sports coaching, I’m a prime example that you’re never too old to gain knowledge.

Most influential factor on coaching methodology/style

I’m a democratic coach I will always listen to my athletes concerns and ideas and use that knowledge to tailor and improve.

Something random

When I’m not cycling, I love spending time with family and friends, walking the dog, travelling, laughing and making memories.

Location

Newport, South Wales.