Former international cyclist and respected Junior Worlds Championship Track coach, Dayle Cheatley, has been appointed Coaching Manager for BikeNZ. Cheatley, currently Southland Regional Coach, will remain based at the ILT Velodrome in Invercargill where BikeNZ will focus its High Performance track programme. He will be responsible for developing coaching resources and will act as a key conduit between BikeNZ and the regional coaches through the Coach Force system.
BikeNZ High Performance Director, Mark Elliott said the appointment was another important step forward in coach development. "Dayle has excellent credentials and has already established himself well working at the ILT Velodrome which is a world class facility and will form a key part in our track programme," Mr Elliott said.
"The ILT Velodrome was integral in the Olympic medal success we achieved in Beijing and we see this appointment as a key step in the next chase for medal success in London 2012. Dayle has the important role of developing coaching knowledge within the ILT Velodrome and the links to the Coach Force system which will play a lead role in the development of the coaching resources in this country."
Elliott said Cheatley will also continue to be available to assist the Southland cycling region with his coaching expertise.
Cheatley was a competitive cyclist for nearly two decades including 10 years of international competition mostly on the track where he won more than 10 Oceania and national titles. He is married to Beijing Olympian Catherine Cheatley and is the son of Ron Cheatley, former long time New Zealand coach.