In 2020, along with former road teammate Graham Briggs, he launched the Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy, aiming to teach as many kids as possible about the fun and joy of riding a bike, something Ed hopes will be his legacy. © Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy 2019. On the track his specialist discipline is the team pursuit.
He’s actively and passionately involved in every aspect of the Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy. Ed Clancy OBE is a three-time Olympic champion and co-founder of the Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy in Doncaster. Once they’ve mastered the basics, the natural progression from our learn classes is into Pedal, where they can show off their newly acquired skills to a larger group and have fun with even more friends. Being a regular rider with the Academy has its own set of awards, so when you reach 25, 50, 100 and 200 sessions with the academy, you unlock access to exclusive merchandise that recognises your commitment.
Edward Franklin Clancy OBE (born 12 March 1985) is a British professional track and road bicycle racer from England, who rides for British amateur team Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy team. In 2009, Ed became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Years’ Honours. Ed still loves bikes as much now as he did when he was a kid, particularly mountain bikes and trials bikes in addition to road and track cycling! © Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy 2019. It goes without saying that all our Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy coaches are DBS checked and have the formal qualifications that enable them to work with young people. Pedal classes will see your child learning to do more on a bike than they (and you!) He won gold in Team Pursuit at both the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the London Olympics in 2012, and was World Champion in Omnium in 2010, winning a bronze medal in the discipline at the London Olympics. Ed openly admits it’s an off-shoot of his cycling career that he’s the most proud of. He won his first gold medal with the Great Britain Team Pursuit squad at the 2005 World Championships at the age of 20. On 17th August 2008, as a member of the Olympic team pursuit squad, Ed and his team-mates Paul Manning, Geraint Thomas and Sir Bradley Wiggins, broke the world record in the heats, beating Russia to the ride-off for silver and gold. At the end of each month we'll award one rider in each Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy a special prize as our “Rider of the Month”. What happened to Ed in 2015 that could have ended his cycling career? We will also have other academies running throughout the UK. How many world records have Ed and his team-mates broken in total? A key milestone in a child’s cycling journey. The “Champion of the Week” receives a certificate to take home at the end of the session. Photography Credits: Alex Duffill, PA Sport, Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com, Angus Sung, Dawn McNamara, © Ed Clancy Ltd 2020. Since then, Ed has competed as an endurance cyclist on both track and road, notably riding for JLT-Condor on the road from 2011 to 2018. Created by FloofAndFlump Designs, 2008 Beijing Team Pursuit, 2007 Palma Team Pursuit, 2013 Minsk Team Pursuit, 2015 Paris Team Pursuit. Website designed & maintained by First Light Creative. Sign up to recieve all the latest news,offers and events happening at Clancy Briggs. If you’d like to use this for a homeschooling activity, there’s even some comprehension questions at the end of the article. This class can be subscribed to weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or just as a one off – so you can use it as a regular thing or a top up now and then. Our learning environment rewards commitment and development, our ethos is about meeting your child where they are and helping them develop.
Website designed & maintained by First Light Creative. In 2005 he got his first taste of being a world champion when he was part of the Great Britain team pursuit squad who took gold at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.
Our Co-Founder, Ed Clancy OBE, is not just the face of Clancy Briggs. When the Prince of Wales, who awarded Ed both his MBE and OBE, asked him if he’d still be ‘furiously pedalling’, he confirmed he was going to go for another Olympics in Tokyo 2020. The Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy offers a group environment which encourages learning and development. Regular attendance and ongoing progress will also be recognised along with speedy acquisition of new skills by the presentation of The Clancy Briggs Bear to a new child each week. Then, the day after, they broke their own new world record by beating Denmark! In accelerate your youngster will get one to one tuition from one of our expert coaches, it’s the perfect chance to consolidate existing skills or learn new ones. As long as they keep attending, we’ll keep our focus on their development. Ed really is about as qualified as you can get when it comes to understanding, developing and encouraging kids’ cycling ambitions. Born and raised in Yorkshire, Clancy was introduced to cycling by his father at the age of five and showed promise at an early age, catching the eye of coaches at a British Cycling event at the age of 15 and earning selection for the first intake into the newly-formed British Cycling Academy system.
For many of us, being on a bike with friends is a thread that ties together years of childhood memories and with Clancy Briggs we want your child to create their own memories that they’ll take forward in life. Young or old, competitive rider, leisure cyclist or fan. Each week, every class will have a champion of the week with one child in the group recognised for a personal achievement like mastering a new skill, whether at the first attempt or after a longer struggle. He’s actively and passionately involved in every aspect of the Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy. Ed should have been at the Olympic games in Tokyo this year (2020), but the games have been postponed until next year because of the Coronavirus pandemic.