Velo Coaching Team
Mark Grange – Director & Head Coach
Mark founded the company in 2009 and made a shift from competing to supporting and coaching riders. He has worked up and down the UK and has coached individuals and groups at home and abroad in France and the British Virgin Islands. He has developed riders of all abilities and enjoys seeing riders achieve their cycling goals.
Mark has been coaching cyclists across all discipline since 2009. He works closely with British Cycling, training ride leaders and coaches around the UK.He has coached domestic and international riders at local, regional and national standards.
Mark has ridden and raced in Time Trials, Crits, Mountain Bike events, Cyclo Cross, and uses this experience with his clients to ensure that they get the best out of their chosen coaching programme.
British Cycling Level 3 Road and Time Trial Coach
British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Coach
British Cycling Level 2 Cyclo Cross Coach
British Cycling Level 2 Ride leader
British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leader
British Cycling Coaching and Education Tutor
Go MTB Award Instructor
National Navigation Award Instructor
City and Guilds Bike Maintenance
Summer and winter Mountain Leader
Frazer Clacherty – Road, CX and MTB Coach
In 2018 professional mountain bike rider Frazer joined the team. Frazer was one of the company’s first coached riders and has gone on to fulfil his early ambitions to secure a pro contract. Frazer is now available to coach individual riders providing regular training plans under his direct guidance.
Frazer has years of experience on the domestic and international race scene.
Rider for the Great Britain Cycling Team
Represented GB at 7 major championships
5th place at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
2x U18 XC mtb National Champion
3x U23 XC mtb National Champion
6th place at U23 World Cup Albstadt, Germany 2017
8th place at U23 European Championships 2018
10th place at U18 World Championships 2015
7th place at U18 European Championships 2015
Layla Cartwright – Coach and Guide
Layla joined Velo Coaching in 2018 with a background of over 10 years in coaching and education.
Layla has a huge passion for sport and has competed previously in triathlons and swimming. More recently it has been anything on two wheels – cycle time trials, sportive, enduro and gravel events as well as off-road bike holidays.
Layla is a coach with an eye for detail. She has a strong passion to open up cycling to more people as well as develop riders’ skills and show people some of the best bike riding Yorkshire has to offer.
Layla is not only qualified with British Cycling but lives and rides regularly on the North York Moors and is the perfect coach and guide for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities.
Level 2 MTB Leader with British Cycling
Level 3 Go MTB instructor
Level 1 swimming coach with the ASA