CYCLING PERFORMANCE COACHING
If you are looking to take your training to the next level you need a coach who understands that you are not just a cyclist, and will ensure you arrive at the start line in the best condition, physically and mentally, and fully prepared in regards to the event demands and nutrition.
You have family and work commitments, highs and lows, likes and dislikes, and possibly previous injuries.
"For me personalised coaching means taking into account your lifestyle, previous training experience, fitness levels, external stresses, motivations, and for women, hormonal changes. All of these factors need to be considered when you are repeatedly challenging your body in training every week."
Fdn BSc in Cycling Performance
British Cycling Level 2, Road & TT
Before starting your coach will ask you to complete athlete profile and lifestyle forms. You will then have a one to one, in depth, face to face, telephone or video consultation to really get to know you and your goals. Together you will set out your short and medium long term plans, in relation to your long term goals, creating targets and milestone points. A full event demand analysis is conducted, alongside a review of your current fitness, strengths and weaknesses, to identify which areas you need to focus on through your training programme.
UNLOCK monthly subscription plans include weekly support from your coach, who will be monitoring your fatigue levels and progress, making changes to your plan accordingly, helping you work towards achieving your goals, as well as avoid injury and burn out. You can also ask your coach to change your sessions around life, as it happens, on a week by week basis (as long as you give them sufficient notice).
Strength & Conditioning
What you do off the bike is also important to your long term health, injury prevention and mental health. For many cyclists, cycling is their only form or exercise, but it is a low impact sport and therefore does little to help improve bone density, something that's very important as we age, especially women who have a higher risk of Osteoporosis. Including weight bearing exercises in our weekly routine, to strengthen bones, as well as our ligaments, tendons and supporting muscles, helps reduce the risk of injury, now and as we get older. Using my experience of being a full time dancer in my youth, years of training for various sports including triathlons, courses with the YMCA and studies for my degree, I have designed a series of strength and conditioning programmes and classes, for a range of abilities, including sport specific exercises that will improve performance on the bike, as well as general and long term health. Strength and conditioning sessions will be scheduled into your weekly programme as I feel it is essential for progression as an athlete. Why not add POWER UP at a discounted rate of £10 per month, for access to a library of Velofit workout videos and foam rolling sessions with fitness professional, Elle Linton. Discount offered through a voucher code after sign up.
Includes monthly reviews with your coach by voice or video call
Request two schedule changes per week
Access to your coach through Training Peaks (24-48 hr response)
Pre and post race and event nutrition advice
Advice on nutrition, recovery and strength & conditioning
Access to the veloqi cycling club Facebook community
£85 A MONTH + £40 set up fee
£95 A MONTH + £40 set up fee
including Training Peaks Premium
Includes everything in UNLOCK plus the following:
Unlimited changes every week
Unlimited access to your coach through Training Peaks and Whatsapp
Guidance on pre and post race and event planning
Event and race support where possible (restricted by travelling time and availability)
£130 A MONTH + £40 set up fee
£140 A MONTH + £40 set up fee
including Training Peaks Premium
Already experienced in self coaching and just looking for some guidance and objective advice? Perhaps you are very self motivated and an experienced rider, so, not needing a high level of support? Check out the LEVEL UP and ACHIEVE packages. You and your coach will set out your short and medium long term plans, as above, in relation to your long term goals, creating targets and milestone points, as well as a full event demand analysis and review of your current fitness, strengths and weaknesses, to identify which areas you need to focus on through your training programme, but without the ongoing level of support of the UNLOCK packages.