Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador is currently seeking volunteer cycling coaches at both recreational and competitive levels. As the sport of cycling grows within the province, the need for volunteers also increases.

Let’s Ride! Community Cycling Initiation

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. It is currently the largest adult continuing education program in Canada.

Let’s Ride! Community Cycling - Initiation (CCI) is the NCCP context for coaches who will primarily work with novice, pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of athlete development. The program is simple, based on a number of pre-designed lesson plans, and adaptable to the varying skill and ability levels of participants. The focus of the program is on having participants develop skills which are basic to MTB, BMX, and Road, in a controlled, off-road, off-trail setting such as a sport field or parking lot.

CCI training has two parts – the “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop (5 hrs), and a Basic Cycling Skills workshop (8 hrs). The first workshop provides information on ethical coaching, participants and their needs, basic practice planning, equipment and other important information for coaches of beginner cyclists. The second workshop provides an opportunity for “on-bike” practice in skill teaching and analysis, practice coaching and use of provided lesson plans. On completion, coaches have “Trained” status in NCCP.

Officials (Commissaires)

Commissaires are the sports officials for bicycle races in each cycling discipline. Are you interested in becoming a cycling official? Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to developing opportunities for members of the community to get more involved in all aspects of the sport of cycling. The vast majority of cycling events require two or more commissaires to fulfill a variety of roles, including supervising pre-and post-race formalities, briefing riders and race officials, checking the compliance of equipment, monitoring compliance with the rules and maintaining safety during racing, resolving disputes and judging results.

The Provincial C Introductory Commissaire Training is now available for all disciplines! Road and mountain bike Provincial Commissaire C e-learning courses from Cycling Canada have now launched: click here for more information and to register. This is the first level for commissaires to get involved in officiating races.


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