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Cycle Racing Coaching

Why do I need a coach?

Although there are many cyclists who compete regularly, often successfully, those cyclists who make the very most of their abilities almost always have had  coaching at some stage of their career. If you are looking to get the very best performance out of yourself, at whatever level, then a coach will help you develop your ability and turn it into sustainable performances.

Who would benefit?

Anyone who wants to ride their bicycle better or achieve certain objectives would benefit from a coach.

  • Newcomers developing both youngsters and adults new to cycling is a major part of the role of a coach because the sport needs a constant influx of new blood if it is to have a future. Even if you aren't interested in racing, a coach can guide you on fitness, bike choice and fit, nutrition and clothing.
  • Returning former cyclists as more older people return to the sport they gave up many years earlier, a coach is invaluable to make that return as easy and injury free as possible.
  • Competitive cyclists even if you are already racing, a coach can make the best use of your training time to enable you to realise your potential.
  • Triathletes the cycle phase of a triathlon plays a major part in the overall result and a coach can maximise your performance on the bike.
  • Non-competitive cyclists if you are preparing for a major event, such as London to Brighton, or Paris-Brest-Paris then a coach can help you with your training schedule.

 

Training Schedules

I can create a tailor made training programme for you, based on your aims, current level of fitness, strengths and weaknesses and time available.

I then work closely with you to ensure that the programme is working for you, tuning it as we go along.

Goal Setting

Goal setting is an important part of any cyclists programme; you have to know what you're aiming for otherwise you'll be riding and training aimlessly.

I believe that the mental approach of the rider is as important as the physical and that this starts with defining what you want to achieve in the coming year.

Articles and Presentations

Below are the various articles and presentations I have made over the years on various subjects in the field of cycle racing and coaching.

Stretching

Click on the link below to read the talk I gave to my cycle club, Verulam CC, 14th January 2008.

Stretching

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy

Click on the link below to read the article I wrote for my cycle club newsletter, Verulam CC, January 2008

Sports Massage

Nutrition

Click on the link below to read the talk I gave to my cycle club, Verulam CC, 26th March 2007

Nutrition

Bike Fit

Click on the link below to see the presentation I gave to my cycle club, Verulam CC, 12th January 2004.

Bike Fit (slides), Bike Fit (paper)

Turbo Training

Click on the link below to see the presentation I gave to my cycle club, Verulam CC, 13th January 2003.

The Why and How of Turbo Training

 

   

Page last updated: 16th March 2008

Copyright Rachel McKay.