Stephen Burke is a professional cycling coach with over 15 years’ experience working with athletes from the “Learn to Train” stage of the LTAD through to the “Train to Win” stage of Competition. Stephen began coaching in 1996 and has played a fundamental role in developing both Paralympic and Olympic athletes for the Canadian Cycling Program. Stephen is currently the Head Coach for the National Cycling Centre Calgary, was the National Team Para Cycling Coach from 2003-2007, assistant coach for the Paralympic Games in Sydney 2000 and the Head Coach for the Paralympic Games in Athens 2004. Stephen has a Kinesiology Degree from the University of Calgary and is a Charter Member of Coaches of Canada. Stephen is a NCCP III certified coach and Learning Facilitator for the “Intro to Competition” NCCP Coach Education Program. In 2009 Stephen was awarded the “TSN-Chunky Most Valuable Coach Award” a nationwide competition aimed at recognizing exceptional coaches across the country.
Philippe Abbott is a former elite level cyclist, and professional cycling coach at the National Cycling Center Calgary. Philippe began coaching after four years of competing on national and professional cycling teams. He has moved from athlete to coach in the last three years, and during this time coached athletes to the top of the podium at National and Pan American Championships. Philippe coaches athletes from age 15 and up across all three cycling disciplines Track, Road, and MTB.
Bailey Mcknight is a third year Kinesiology student at the University of Calgary majoring in coaching and pedagogy. His passion for cycling started at a young age but has recently become more than just a hobby. Bailey is no stranger to the Cycling Center. His involvement in the program dates back many years but most recently as a coach for the club racer group. A dedicated cyclist, Bailey has just finished his third road season, his first with team Trek Red Truck based on the west coast. Notable results include two stage wins at the inaugural Banff Bike Fest, a second place the the Giro di Burnaby crit and a fourth at the tour de white rock hill climb. Bailey looks forward to contributing to an already great program and hopes to share his knowledge in cycling with other dedicated athletes.