Janet Stark
Cycle coach, educator, published co-author

My promise to you
As an expert recreational cycling 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.

My path to riding
My parents introduced me to wheeled things very early on in life, and I was hooked. From riding throughout my school years, as a Podiatry student, and then later in life commuting to work. I even rode to dates with my now-husband on a bike. Bike dates are still our favourite.

Why I still love it
I love being outdoors, and on my bike, breathing in the fresh air. It brings me peace and centres me, giving me confidence to cope with everyday life and what it brings. For me, it’s like plugging into a rechargeable battery, bringing the feeling of being totally alive.

Sharing my passion
As a stay-at-home Mum of two children, I became very active in my local bike club. I helped to set up a women’s cycling group and discovered how much I loved to share my passion with other women. This gave me the inspiration to become a cycling coach. (I’ve also developed free resources , self-guided rides and bike challenges available on the website).

Becoming a coach
I am an Accredited Cycle New Zealand Cycle Coach, with National Certificate qualifications in Recreation & Sport; Coaching and Instruction (Cycle Skills Instructor), Outdoor Recreation (Leadership & Instruction) Mountain Biking, Sport Coaching and Assessment Practice.  Now recongised as one of New Zealand’s top expert recreational cycling coaches. 

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