Meet the Go-Ride crew:


Level 1 coach. I love riding my road bike around the lanes of Kent and stopping off for coffee and cake with my friends and family. I enjoy coaching other riders because I am passionate about spreading the cycling message and love to see the spark in someone when they have learned a new skill.

John Bassett – Coach

Level 2 coach, Level 2 Cyclo-Cross. I was a runner, until I could afford a bike. Love competing and spectating at cyclo-cross races… but mainly spectating.


Level 3 Track, Level 2 Road, Cyclo-Cross and MTB Coach. Ex-European level Track racer, Continental Road Racer and current Regional CX racer. Co-founding coach of Wigmore Go-Ride. Cycling ambition is to be able to bunny hop a set of 40cm planks. Favourite place to ride is Majorca. Favourite quote “It never gets easier – you just go faster”.

Mike Finch – Coach

Level 2 coach, Level 2 track. Life-long, mad bike commuter, out in all weathers (the wetter, the better) on a one-man mission to save humanity from the motor car and other lost causes.

Paul Fautley – Coach

Level 2 coach. Keen mountain bike and cycle commuter. Currently owns a bicycle for each day of the week. Thorough knowledge of the off-road trails in Medway. Recently discovered a love for road and gravel riding

Rowan Dobbins – Welfare Officer

Lifelong cycling fan and cycling commuter. Also a very amateur mechanic: I once built a bike and rode it from Oxford to Abergavenny, by the time I got there both wheels were so out of true it was essentially a clowns bicycle with no brakes. Cycling ambition: to ride up Alpe D’huez.

Simon Stockwell – Coach

Level 1 coach. I am a mountain biker by background but spend most time on the road either commuting or on long rides on the road bike. I love long climbs and would love to get to the Alpes or Pyrenees one day to ride some of the iconic climbs there.

Steve Harman – Coach

Level 1 coach. Likes road, time trials, cyclo-cross, sportives, MTB and Belgian beer. Born again cyclist. First bike: Raleigh Chopper.



Kirsty Wastall – Assistant Welfare Officer

Kirsty is your friendly face at sign-on and sign-off and helps Rowan out with all welfare matters.