About

Freelance Cycling Event Professional

Picture of Ed Beckmann, freelance event professional
I’m Ed Beckmann – an enthusiastic fan of travel; sport on two wheels; problem-solver; hobby photographer and advocate of personal self development.

This site focuses on my activities for sport and logisticsclick here for information on Interweave business consulting services.

Do browse this site for more about:

  • Event support – specialist motorcycle outrider, driver and other practical support for races and road-based sports events (cycling, sportive, triathlon, duathlon, distance running, charity fund-raising etc.) or simply driving and delivery services
  • Tours and Training camps –¬†Safety, logistics, life coaching and rider / customer support for single or multi-day tours, training camps and holidays in the UK and Europe
  • Design and facilitation for corporate activity-based team and management development. Social rides and company health and fitness activities
  • Planning projects and events – input into funding or planning your events or projects
  • Blog covering my reflections whilst on two wheels, and event reviews
  • Challenge your thinking – challenging or reflective comment, and services I offer related to related to problem-solving, creativity and self-development

Skills, Qualifications and experience

Ed Beckmann at the London 2012 Cycling Road Race
Relevant qualifications include:

  • NEG Level 2 moto marshal
  • Current ‘First Aider’ certificate
  • Full clean UK current driving licence, Advanced driver since 1994
  • Cytech 2 cycle mechanic
  • Certificate in food hygiene
  • Various certifications in coaching and personal development – contact me for specific details

Practical skills and experience include:

  • route planning (using both real maps and GPS!), signage
  • incident management and problem-solving
  • communicating well with clients, team members, other road users and the general public
  • customer care and marketing – both from a commercial marketing / PR level and face-to-face with customers
  • working travel knowledge of French, German, Spanish (Italian pending – I studied GCSE Latin)
  • project planning and budgeting. I’m a trained accountant familiar with project management
  • broad experience facilitating corporate team, leadership and personal development, executive coaching and experiential learning
  • worked on closed-road events (Etape Caledonia, Etape Cymru, 2012 Olympic Road Race, London Triathlon 2012, ITU World final triathlon 2013, Youth World Series Triathlon 2013, Run to the Beat 2012); many sportives; Cycletta and DIVA female-only events; charity cycle events and open road races (to National level)
  • toured widely in Europe by motorcycle
  • completed / assisted on multi-day expeditions such as Duke of Edinburgh Gold, 3 peaks trial, ¬†‘at risk’ youth in Scotland