Natalie Creswick, BC L1+ L2 Coach, ABCC L3 Coach [London, UK]
Natalie remembers her first bike race well, aged 5, against her Mum, down the street where they lived. Although it ended badly with a face plant into the gate post and a trip to the doctor, it didn’t put her off and things have improved vastly since then.
She has a strong racing pedigree, having raced with German UCI Pro Team, Abus Nutrixxion, won the National Masters Road Race Championships and raced for Team MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport. Natalie also has a strong background in triathlon. Having won the UK 70.3 and represented GB at the Age Group World Champs, she then made a quick transition to cycling by winning her first crit race, road race, time trial and recently her first mountain bike cross-country race.
Natalie is still racing, representing GB at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships and racing road and mountain bikes for the Cannondale Girls squad, launched by Cannondale earlier this year at the London Bike Show.
Natalie is a British Cycling Levels 1 & 2 and Association of British Cycle Coaches Level 3 coach. She has developed her own coaching programme for a number of years and achieved wins at the Tour Series and National Masters Road Race Champs during this time. She is a strong believer in tailoring coaching to an individual’s specific needs, lifestyle and goals, and putting a strong emphasis on listening to her athletes. All this must be premised on an honest and open relationship between coach and athlete.
Until 2016, Natalie was the team manager for the South East Region Youth Road Team, in the UK, a voluntary role which culminates in the Inter-Regional Road Champs each September where the UK’s best young riders compete over a three day event. It is part of British Cycling’s Performance Pathway to develop the country’s most promising cycling talent so Natalie was delighted when her South East Team won the silver medal in the inter-regionals in 2015.
Natalie also has experience of race and event promotion, staging the UK’s first ever women-only track meet with the MuleBar Girls, the hugely popular VeloJam. You can read some of the press on this event here. These skills come in handy when we are putting together the most effective yet entertaining training camps, for our clients, in Girona.
When she isn’t on the bike, or supporting others to get the best out of their cycling, Natalie is the Education Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Surrey. Covering all 491 schools in Surrey the role is a busy and varied one providing support, advice, guidance, challenge, and training to all types of education staff to ensure pupils are happy and safe. Natalie previously worked at ChildLine and still has strong links with the organisation.
Email natalie [at] halovelo.cc