Forming the third generation of the Beasley family, current business owner John Beasley shares in a rich cycling history.
With his longstanding involvement in the sport, as both a rider and mentor, John has become a highly-regarded and experienced figure. For years he has brought his expertise to the Beasley Cycles store, and continues to operate as a professional coach at an international level.
Prior to becoming a professional cycling coach in 2000, John spent significant time working with athletes of the highest level.
Some of these include:
- Anna Wilson (two-time overall road World Cup champion)
- Ben Day (Australian national road series winner)
- Katie Mactier (World track champion and Olympic silver medalist)
- Mitchel Docker (now member of Orica BikeExchange cycling team)
- Gary Neiwand (Olympic medalist)
In 2000, John began working as a coach with the Victorian Institute of Sport. After a four-year period as assistant coach, he was selected by the Australian Cycling Federation as the National Junior Sprint Track Coach. The following year, John acted as the Australian National Senior Sprint Coach, before turning to a similar role in road cycling.
In 2004, John left the Victorian Institute of Sport to develop his craft as a high-performance coach; joining the newly-formed Drapac Cycling Team. In 2005, he was appointed Director Sportif of the AG2R cycling team, where he helped to achieve commendable results in races such as the Victorian Sun Tour.
In 2006, John returned to a coaching role on the velodrome. He was appointed National Track Coach by the Malaysian Institute of Sport, where he since trained world-class athletes, including:
- Josiah Ng (3-time Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist)
- Azizulhasni Awang (Olympic bronze medalist, Asian Games Gold Medalist and Keirin World Champion)
- Fatehah Mustapa (World Championships Finalist, Asian Champion)
John holds a Level 3 Certificate in track and road cycling coaching, and has recently completed a Bachelor of Science and Coaching at Victoria University, to further enhance his skills and passion.
It is John’s mission to develop strong, class riders – and after years of coaching at an international level, he plans to bring his expertise to the local rider.