Coaches and Instructors

Head Coach Steve Bauer

Chantal Thompson, Head Coach

Chantal Thompson

From a very young age, Chantal has shown an aptitude for sport. Following in her brother's footsteps, she began a lifelong interest in cycling at 11 years old. Two years later, a competitive swimming career was born. While studying for her honours degree in Psychology and Sociology at McMaster, not only was she on the varsity swim team, but she found that she was a natural at Triathalon by adding running to her roster of sports. When not at school, she was able to volunteer her time coaching with the Midweek Cycling Club and is now in charge of all youth and adult programming and is currently pursuing her Level 3 (Competition Development) coaching certification.

Chantal is a Provincial Commissaire in Road, Track and Cyclo-Cross and has worked National and International events including the 2015 Pan/Para PanAm games. In the fall of 2016, she received Ontario Cycling Association's Contributor of the Year Award as recognition of her contribution to road and track cycling. When she isn't organizing races, she still loves to compete. Some of her notable wins include a few podiums in the OCA Crit Champs, qualifying for and racing the Ironman 70.3 World's, and most recently winning the National Champion title in the Master Women's Track Scratch Race for 2016.

Chantal started working at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre when it first opened as a coach under the guidance of Steve Bauer, and has now succeeded him as the Head Coach in charge of programming. She is responsible for developing and implementing a full program of track cycling, ranging from introductory to more advanced training for participants of all ages.

Shari Pay

Shari Pay

Shari was a competitive swimmer as a child, then an avid runner in her twenties before becoming a triathlete.  In 2005 her family moved to Boulder, CO where she became a devoted cyclist.  When the family moved to England, Shari's elder son Reg (then 10 years) joined Palmer Park Velo - a youth club specializing in track racing as well as road and mountain bike.  Shari trained as a British Cycling (BC) Level 2 Coach to help out at the club. 

As a volunteer coach, Shari was invited to participate in several national and regional talent youth camps including:  BC Track Sprint Schools (Newport & Manchester velodromes) and BC Regional Schools of Racing (track, MTB and Road).  She was a team assistant at Revolution - the UK's elite track cycling series held at Manchester velodrome.  And she managed a youth MTB race team for 3 years representing central region at the 2011 Youth School Games.  Shari also helped organize races and worked as a volunteer judge and timer.

Shari rode with West Drayton MTB Club in London, England and competed in mountain bike, cyclo-cross, road time trials and sportives.   She had many podium finishes and won the women's open Southern XC MTB series in 2012.

Shari's family moved back to Canada in 2015 and she joined the Town of Milton as a fitness, spin and yoga instructor, personal trainer, track cycling coach and facilitator.  She lives in Milton with her husband Chris, 2 teenage sons and her border collie Ruby.

Qualifications:

  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP):  Let's Ride and Ready to Race (Trained).
  • Can-Bike Instructor
  • British Cycling Level 2 Coach
  • CanFitPro - Personal Trainer Specialist
  • CanFitPro - Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • Canadian Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Therapist (500 hour)
  • Performance Cycling Level 2 Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • High Five certified
  • CPR and First Aid certified

Dave Jack

Dave Jack

David has been involved in bike racing since 1986. He represented Team Ontario as an Elite athlete and was short listed for Canada's National Team in track cycling. Earning a degree in kinesiology, he worked in sport medicine before travelling to Japan to teach English. There, he continued to race road and track, and for two years trained daily with professional Keirin competitors at Matsuyama.

Since then, Dave taught physical education at a military school for twelve years and currently coaches provincial to World cycling champions as well as athletes in a variety of sports, all who strive to achieve a higher level of performance. 

 As a Masters athlete, Dave Jack won the Masters World Games time trial in Edmonton, Alberta, and has been on the podium multiple times at the national and provincial level. He actively assists in coaching development riders with Team Ontario, Kallisto-FCV and the St. Catharines Cycling Club and is a coach at the National Cycling Institute Milton.

David currently holds a seat on the Ontario Cycling Association's high-performance committee, is NCCP Level 3 Certified and is currently working on his Advanced Coaching Diploma (which replaces NCCP Levels 4/5 under the new system).

Roy Till BSc DC FCCPOR(C )

Roy Till

Roy's coaching philosophy is inclusive in nature. He is always there to assist, whether you are participating in cycling to compete and win, to better yourself, or for the joy and camaraderie of cycling.

In his professional career as a health care provider Roy had the opportunity to treat Olympians and World Champions in different sports including athletics, triathlon, martial arts, skating, and gymnastics.  This gave him an insight into what it takes to be a world class athlete and how to work with national level coaches as part of a team supporting athletic excellence.

No longer in active practice, as a Comp Intro coach, Roy now particularly enjoys working in the Youth Development Programs at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre and the National Cycling Centre-Milton and hopes that he may provide a small step up for a future champion. He has coached Triathlon for a number of years including a Masters World Champion, and has been the resident coach at McMaster University for 11 years.

In the past he has competed at all distances including Ironman and a Masters World Championship. He is a Road Cycling Coach with a local team and coaches in their Learn to Race program as well as working with the Youth competitors. When not at the velodrome he enjoys his family, travel, and tries to better his own relatively pedestrian genetics.

 

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