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About UsBiography of head coach and creator of Bikeskills - Ian Hughes

A little about me…


Ian Hughes, Ch.PC / info@bikeskills.ca /
Based in Bromont, Québec Canada
Project leader – bikeskills.ca
Former National MTB Olympic Team – Cycling Canada
B.A in Kinesiology and Sports Science / NCCP Master coach Level IV
Learning Facilitator Level III @ National Coaches Certification Program
Course conductor and level II instructor @ Professional Mountain Bike Instructor

Fully bilingual in written and spoken French and English


20 years of professional coaching
Full time National Team coach since 2011, international project team leader since 2004

Quebec Provincial MTB Cycling Team from 2005 to 2011
Head Coach – Bromont National Cycling Center from 2001 to 2005
20x UCI MTB World Championships participation as coach and project leader
2014 Commonwealth Games Head Coach, two medals, gold and silver
Head consultant and writer – Cycling Canada MTB Long Term Athlete Development
Content developer and implementation of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
Content developper and head instructor – Montreal Police Department bike patrol

What sets up apart from the competition

We have been in the coaching business long before the boom of mountain biking from recent years.  Our difference is simple: We bring a highly organized and professional approach to teach cycling to the masses, at a very reasonable cost.

Mission and vision

  • Developing programs and content for introducing young cyclists into the sport
  • Promoting cycling as a safe high action sport, assessing risk management
  • Providing meaningful experiences to promote self-care and well being
  • Using sports as a tool for creativity, self discovery and personal growth
  • Incorporating lessons taken from high performance sports to the business world
  • Teaching sports specific tools that can make a difference in people’s everyday lives
  • Inspire people to balance their lives: body, mind and soul; time for self, family and career