EC-CA & Writtle College Centre for Exercise and Health

June 2011

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Cyclo-Cross Coaching Conference 2011

The Eastern Cyclo-Cross Association(EC-CA) and Writtle College’s Centre for Exercise and Health are joining forces to run a cyclo-cross coaching conference on Saturday 13 August 2011 at Writtle College, near Chelmsford.

The conference will feature a mixture of talks and hands-on practical sessions presented by some of the country’s most prominent riders and coaches. One of the key speakers will be Mark Walker, Deputy Head of the School of Sport, Equine and Animal Sciences at Writtle College. Mark’s presentation will include details of his research into pacing strategy and workload demands of competing in amateur and elite cyclo-cross. Additional sessions include practical cyclo-cross coaching, an update on cyclo-cross coaching qualifications from the British Cycling Coach Education, and a discussion on the latest bikes and technological developments in cyclo-cross.

The organisers, Mark Wyer (Chair of the EC-CA) and Mark Walker are hoping this will become an annual event attracting delegates from all over the country.

Who is the event for?

Coaches and riders who want to learn about some of the latest developments and research in cyclo-cross.

How to book

The event costs £25 and includes lunch and refreshments. Bookings can be made by downloading a form from and posting back with a cheque made out to the Eastern Cyclo-Cross Association.

Please be aware that this event requires a minimum of 35 delegates to run.

How to find us

Writtle College is just five minutes from Chelmsford in Essex, CM1 3RR. Further travel directions can be found at