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Cycling BC Coach & Athlete Conference


Feb. 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Join us at Cycling BC’s annual conference for coaches and athletes, and meet our panel of world-class guest speakers.

This event is open to the public and geared towards competition coaches, athletes, and cycling enthusiasts. Coaches certified with the NCCP will receive 3 NCCP professional development points for participating in this conference. Lunch will be provided by Fortius Catering Services.

Cycling BC is very excited to bring these cycling professionals together despite their busy schedules and we hope to see you there!

Guest Speakers:

10:00 – 10:45am Roger Friesen Langley Sport Psychology
11:00 – 12:00pm Len Brownlie Vancouver Cycling Aerodynamics
12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:30pm Louis Passfield Great Britain Sport Physiology
  1:45 – 2.30pm Mike Conway Whistler Concussion Health
  2:30 – 2:45pm Break
  2:45 – 3:30pm Aaron Dobie Vancouver Strength & Conditioning
  3:45 – 4:30pm Richard Wooles Vancouver Athlete Yearly Training Plan Development


*A maximum of 3 PD credits are available for registrants.


Louis Passfield, Sport Physiology

Professor Louis Passfield is an internationally-recognized applied sports scientist and has worked in cycling for over 25 years. Over this time Louis has been part of several gold medal performances and has worked with many of Britain’s most successful riders and coaches. Louis has also coached Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games cyclists, including the Great Britain team pursuit and England team time-trial teams. Full Biography

Len Brownlie, Sports Aerodynamics

Len Brownlie is one of the world’s top sport aerodynamicists and has uncovered performance solutions in the worlds of soccer, long track speed skating, ice hockey, luge, and athletics.  Len has also acted as the aerodynamics advisor to three Tour de France pro cycling teams, Canada’s Own the Podium program for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, the Canadian Cycling Association, BellEaston Sports and Smith Optics. Full Biography

Roger Friesen, Sport Psychology

Roger Friesen is a faculty member of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and has worked as a sport and performance psychology consultant in cycling, adventure tourism, and performance art. Roger’s work in the field includes partnerships with Cycling Canada and his contributions have been pivotal to the ongoing success of national team projects.  Full Biography

Mike Conway, Concussion Health

Mike Conway is one of British Columbia’s leading kinesiology and physiotherapy professionals.  Mike has worked and traveled with various sporting teams in Canada and Australia, including SnowCross, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Cricket, Soccer and Rugby.  Mike is  a leading advocate for concussion assessment and rehabilitation and will be sharing his expertise in the field. Full Biography

Aaron Dobie, Strength & Conditioning

Aaron is a Physiotherapist and fitness coach and holds a Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC.  He is passionate about finding proactive strategies that help athletes avoid sports injury. As a nationally-ranked Downhill Mountain Bike racer, Aaron understands the challenges and sacrifice required to compete at the national level and enjoys helping his athletes reach their best. Full Biography

Richard Wooles, Athlete Yearly Training Plan Development

Richard Wooles is a former professional cyclist and professional coach since 2000. He has lead successful programs at British Cycling, the UCI and Cycling Canada over four Olympic Games cycles and led the Canadian Track team to Olympic success in London 2012.  Since 2006, Richard has also worked as BC’s provincial head coach and Cycling BC’s Executive Director (2012-2015) and is passionate about helping young riders maximize their potential and reach the world’s top level of cycling.  Full Biography

*Please note, lunch buffet ticket reservations close at 6pm on February 1st, 2017. If you register for the Feb 5th conference after this date, no buffet lunch will be provided. There are multiple alternatives at the Fortius building. Sorry for any inconvenience.




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