There are a lot of 'Coasters' to remember - and we all look different without our cycling kit! Sometimes, you just need to know who's who, whether it's the person leading the club ride you're going on, or the one you need to talk to about ordering kit, or coaching your kids. And sometimes, we just want to know who's in charge, don't we! Hopefully this page will help.
Club Chair, Race Secretary
Started cycling at a young age and was introduced to competitive racing aged 12. I absolutely love riding my bikes and also get immense pleasure seeing others enjoying riding theirs. Level one coach for Coasters Kids Go-Ride. As Club Chair and a founder member, I am so proud of the way the Wadebridge Coasters has developed over the last year and I am looking forward too seeing it continue to flourish.
In 2010 I cycled up Mont Ventoux with a couple of friends having not been on a bike for decades. Since, we've tackled Alpe d'Huez, Tourmalet, Telegraph, Galibier and a few other TdF climbs - all completed in my usual slow style! Really, I prefer trying to keep up with the youngsters on the flat. As club secretary I hope my admin and management skills are better than my ability to cycle up hills!
Had a bike for ever - but only started riding in earnest last year shortly before joining the Coasters at the tender age of - lets just say north of 60. Absolutely love it - especially going out with the Club. Struggle up the hills but get there eventually. Enjoy the fast descents and trying to keep up with everyone else. Managed my first century earlier in the year - looking forward to many more.
I suppose I've always cycled but only more seriously since 2011 when the kids started to dislike hills but can't avoid them in Cornwall. Love it out on the road but still enjoy the danger on the mountain bike.
Started road cycling as a teenager but my bike was stolen at uni. Finally managed to replace it in 2012. I'm now a British Cycling level 2 coach and Bikeability instructor and I oversee Coasters Kids. I love cycling in north Cornwall and for me, the only thing better that flying down a hill, is climbing up another hill. A couple of my bikes share a room in my house - I'm hoping they'll produce lots of little bikes for my kids.
I first got a proper bike three years ago when my running buddy got bad knees. I instantly realised that small women can get up hills quite quickly and my cycling adventure began. I like to do the odd sportive and triathlon but mainly like to get out the house. I’m passionate about getting more women on bikes and have been a British Cycling Breeze Champion for a couple of years. I’m excited about using my coaching qualification to help more women and kids catch the cycling bug.
I am a runner turned triathlete and try and get out on my bike as much as possible feeding my Training Peaks and Strava addiction. You'll also catch me on Zwift cycling up virtual mountains and organising the club rides! Triathlons are my thing and if I can help in any way then give me a shout. When the legs allow I like going as fast as possible whether up or down hill for as long as possible!
The Coasters have rekindled my love for cycling, be it on the road or in the mud. In the past I’ve cycled John O’Groats to Lands End, cycled through the Pyrenees, and solo from Roscoff to the south of France. I’ve always tried to keep fit... what better way of doing it than with a great bunch of people out in some of the best countryside in the country.
Sport has always featured in my life, but post kids I needed something that would fit with family life. I took to jogging but struggled after an ankle injury and joined the Friday night beginners group, (nicknamed the ‘Prosecco pedlars’) to strengthen my ankle and get fit.... next came a new bike and now I’m hooked! The Coasters are fantastic at being supportive, fun and always helpful - my cycling family!
The man, the myth, the legend. Some say his quads have their own individual time zones, some say he once climbed the height of Everest on a single speed bike without a break, but all we really know is that no Coasters ride or gathering is complete without Mike and his enormous mirrored sun glasses!!
I started cycling a few years ago to get myself off the sofa, but I caught the bug! Joining the Coasters I started going along to a few rides but struggled with anxiety. I reached a very low point and cycling was what helped me get out of it, going along to the Beginners rides on a Friday really helped, meeting new people and making friends. I decided to become a Breeze Champion, encouraging more woman to take up cycling, now I'm the Area Coordinator for Cornwall and Devon and on the Coaster's committee! I wouldn’t be where I am today without my bicycle and I just want to help as many people find the same fun and enjoyment I do!
Wadebridge Coasters cycling club RIDE LEADERS
- Damian Cudmore
- Martin Parker
- Richard Alexander
- Dave Bolton
- Mike Boucher
- Paul Rea
- Matt Lee
- Simon Miller
- Zoe Chappell
- Phil Keymer
- Sam Lindo
- Rod Mclean
- Jamie Witts
- Matt Kennelly
- Al Rowe
- Kate Goodwin
- James Batters
- Claire Bolton
- Dean McNamara
- Johnny Nightingale
- Tara Brenton
- Imogen Callaway
- Andy Brook
- Ken Chapman
- Claire Holme
Wadebridge Coasters Cycling Club's lead coach Phil Keymer was awarded British Cycling's South West 'Go-Ride Volunteer of the Year 2017'. Over fifty volunteers were nominated for the award which was presented at the British Cycling regional conference on Saturday 3rd February at Exeter FC. Phil, a Wadebridge-based Bikeability instructor, was nominated for the award by club chairman Damian Cudmore and chosen by British Cycling officials. "I feel very honoured to be given this award," said Phil, "but it's not hard to think of other Coasters who deserve awards too. It's just great to be part of such a positive, friendly, vibrant and enthusiastic club, and to see so many kids and adults enjoying cycling so much!"