Director & Cycling Coach
Having started my sports career as an international triathlete, I turned to cycling after the Barcelona Olympics and continued at national professional level. I’ve won over 100 races in different countries across cycling disciplines and have maintained close contacts with experts in the field to draw on the latest training methods in sports science, physiology and psychology. I gave up my day job as a postman in 2012 to set up elitecycling and coach full time.
Since then, I’ve worked with cyclists of all abilities, aptitudes and backgrounds who all have their own targets and goals – from winning races to riding safely, and from 75 to 6 years old. I am a qualified Level 3 Cycle Coach (Road and Time Trial) / Certified Training Peaks Coach / Diploma in Sports Psychology.
I totally love my job!
I began my career in fitness as a Personal Trainer in 2006 and has since competed in over 80 events ranging from super sprint to middle distance triathlons, aquathlons, 5k up to half marathons and a number of sportives in England Scotland and Wales. I started Triathlon Coaching in 2008 and currently coach at two local triathlon clubs as well as running local junior after school triathlon club. I work with athletes of all abilities from novice to age grouper.
I have recently been awarded the London Region Children’s Coach of the Year 2017, an award I also received in 2015. I am a Triathlon Race Official and volunteer on the London Region Triathlon Committee as the Coaching Coordinator.
I feel that my experiences and background in health/fitness/strength and conditioning helps me to understand the needs of the athlete at all levels. I am a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach / UK Athletics Run Coach / British Cycling Coach / Level 4 Personal Trainer.
I enjoy riding with the club as well as coaching sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome, Turbo Beat classes and training camps. Feedback suggests that I’m particularly good with new riders – either individuals or groups – who want to know how to ride safely and efficiently on the road or track.
I’ve helped to fit out the Performance Centre where I do 1-1 coaching, bike analysis sessions and advise on bike builds. I am a qualified Level 2 Cycle Coach (Track) / Certified Training Peaks Coach / Derny Driver.
Strength & Conditioning Trainer
I have worked in fitness for a long time, both as a head of fitness programmes and as a freelance trainer. With a degree in Physiology and Sports Science I work as a freelance personal trainer around my training and racing commitments. I began focusing on cycling in 2012 and started racing in 2014. In 2016 I rode my first year as a UCI professional placing 5th at the National Road Race Championships and 7th at the UCI Tour of Yorkshire.
I’m focusing on selection for the Scottish team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
I run one-to-one sessions and group seminars for elitecycling club and clients to advise on how nutrition can help performance. You will have a much better understanding of cycling and triathlon nutrition and how to tailor a nutrition strategy to improve your performance.