As a Cycle Coach and Educator, it is my goal to help you on your own cycling journey. I’d love to help you take your first, or next step to getting on your bike and loving it.


Balance Coaching

This is my secret boost for cyclists especially if you are struggling to connect with your bike, need to improve your base cycling skills or have noticed you are no longer as balanced as you thought?  If you can answer yes to any of these, I highly recommend either booking in a Balance Zone Coaching session or purchasing your copy of the Balance Program today.

The Balance Program Includes: On and off the bike exercises with written and photo instructions, a six week training guide and access to the Bike Bestie Community on Facebook.

Balance Zone coaching session 
All exercises demonstrated and explained, the best way to fast track your balance journey and feel more child-like again.

Based at Pine Harbour Marina, Pohutukawa Coast


Trail Focus Coaching

  • Do you want to be introduced to recreational mountain biking?
  • Or hone your skills for those gnarly bits?
  • Maybe you are planning a cycling holiday adventure on New Zealand’s fantastic mountain bike trails and need a bit of help.
  • Or training for an event and need help?

I’d love to get you on your mountain bike, comfortable on single-track trails, nailing obstacles, and loving it.

Individual or Group bookings for standard or e-bike cyclists.


Nature Inspired Guided Rides 

Are you tired of feeling like you are pedalling up hill in the wrong gear, or feeling like you are pedalling frantically but not getting anywhere? Do you feel like you subconsciously have the brakes on and you’re not reaching your full potential? Do you feel like you spread yourself too thin, and there’s never anything left for yourself?

So often we get caught up in the busyness of life and/or its perceived expectations, forgetting to be who we really were born to be.

Let me guide you through a half day off in nature, that focuses solely on you. I will take you on a cycling adventure tailored to suit your cycle skills, that reconnects you with nature, and your true self. As my passion, my goal is to help you to feel inspired, empowered, encouraged to step out of your comfort zone, and radiating a renewed sense of self-confidence.

Available at Duder, Waitawa or Hunua Regional Parks 


Cycle Skills Coaching

Learn to Ride
It’s never too early or late to start your cycling journey.  Team up with Cycle Coach Janet and draw from her years of experience as she guides you down the path to biking success.

Cycle Skills Zone Shared Pathway
Become confident riding the shared pathway networks and learning about the joys of exploring by bike. These lessons are suitable from beginner to novice riders

Cycle Skills Zone Cycling on the Road
Adding the option of riding on the road will allow you to explore by bike further and give you more options.  It is amazing where a bike can take you.  These lessons are suitable for a novice to advanced rider

All lessons are based on the Bike Ready Teaching Practises and available to those who have standard bikes and ebikes. 

All lessons are based on the Pohutukawa Coast

Just had a fabulous morning with Janet. A well-tailored totally worthwhile lesson. I felt challenged but with confidence and I can’t wait to get back out on the trails and do my homework! Thanks Janet!

Amy Neild

Janets approach to getting kids & adults out biking with confidence is the perfect mix of encouragement and helpful tips. Would highly recommend attending one of her skills courses to advance and arm yourself with great biking knowledge.

Angela Turner

Janet is a very knowledgeable and supportive coach. I have been on group coaching sessions, had one on one and also had her develop an individual training programme for me to prepare for an event. Janet goes above and beyond to help you get your best outcome.

Jo Brightwell

I have been cycling for decades, and mountain biking a bit for the past 2 years, Janet's course this weekend upped my skills and confidence no end. I just can't wait to get out on my bike again and practice my new skills.

Sandrina Huish

My first ever cycle coaching today with a group of 6 of us intermediate training. Janet makes it fun and changes the training plan around to suit what her clients want. A whole heap of fun everyone back to the hub with smiles and the chin wagging after the 3-hour session. Do I recommend Janet Stark, yes I do, would I look at doing another session with Janet Stark, YES I WOULD

Dan Barnett

Awesome coaching session! Janet is patient and friendly and has little nuggets of wisdom that would help any rider.

Jonathan Suen

Janet really gets it whatever it may be on that day that makes the difference to jump that hurdle to get the next level. She really explains and makes it possible for me to know what else to try. She is considered in goals and how to achieve them and basically I feel really lucky to have come across her as a coach and definitely recommend her
Thanks Janet.

Fiona Turner