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.
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.