New Girls Team

Pedal Performance Coaching has been asked to coach a new girls road racing team.  The ‘invite only’ team consists of 10 girls who will be riding under the name Les Filles RT.  Chris will look at the team’s goals for the racing season, provide group coaching & an annual training plan to provide structure to their training.  Performance tests on Watt bikes should keep the girls on track & focused on the season’s goals.

Fun coaching session @ Kempton Park

Coaching on Sunday morning was a little chilly but lots of fun.  The 2 1/2 hour ‘RSR-inspired’ session got 9 riders working on bunch skills, changing ‘through & off’ in 2 teams across a narrow track, following a wheel through a bunch, riding close to each other etc.

There was a lot of pushing a shoving going on between some of the riders & all improved bike handling skills & confidence in a group.  We finished the session with an elimination style road race, pace controlled by the ‘derny’ aka Ben on his bike.  It was great to see riders using the width of the track to try and outwit each other & hold positions.

Big thanks to Martin Dawson for setting it all up.  Looking forward to the next session already!

Twickenham CC Girls Squad

Pedal Performance Coaching is in discussions with girls at Twickenham CC interested in trying to reform a once successful girls racing squad.  With an emphasis on fun some of the riders are already getting muddy & involved in cyclocross races & building their bike handling skills ready for next year’s road racing season.

Coaching Options

Whether you’re completely new to cycling or triathlon, you’ve signed up to a big event and need some assistance with training or you’re looking for a racing edge, we pride ourselves on catering to all levels of ability.  All you need is the willingness to learn and improve and we’ll take it from there!

Listed below are a few types of training packages that we offer.  Click on each one for more information and if you have any questions at all please feel free to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Team/Group £79pcm
Perform £99pcm
Elite £109pcm
1 hour Consultation with Coach
Athlete Profiling
Monthly Training Plan
Detailed Weekly Training Plan
Annual Training Plan
Contact time with Coach
30mins pcm
30mins pcm
60mins pcm
90mins pcm
Training Peaks account level

Optional Extras

Annual Training Plan – £120

Personalised Annual Training Plan (as used by the Great Britain cycling team) – periodised training plan set out with a different focus for each 4-5 week block, carefully tracking your recovery & adaption to training so that you reach your peak performance for target races or events.  Depending on your particular events these focus components may include strength & flexibility, aerobic endurance, muscle power, short term muscular endurance, nutrition, motivation etc.

We’ll prepare an annual training plan for you, breaking up the year into weeks with varying goals, traning intensities and training volume and working on different component of fitness, leading into your races.

French Alps Training Camp – from £475pp pw

Join like minded people for a week of training in a social environment with top coaching and video feedback, sports massage to help you recover, a bike mechanic, sports dietitian and a chef.  Our sister company 45 Degrees North has been organising weeks in the mountains for cyclists and triathletes for 6 years and its getting some great feedback from guests.  They also have winter breaks for some off season cross training

British Cycling, UK Sport, Sport England, Sports Coach UK

Strictly Cycling – Bike Fest 2012

The Strictly Cycling initiative & Bike Fest is put on to promote cycling and cycle sport to the local community and from all the enthusiasm generated on this year by the young and not so young alike I think we more than achieved that objective.  We had lots and lots of compliments on the day and everyone who attended had a great time which means the event ran well and those people will tell others how good it was.

I know some parents had trouble persuading their children to leave and there was at least one instance of a small boy going like a dynamo for a couple of hours and then simply falling asleep!

Cycling Coaching for all

Introduction to Coach Chris

In March 2015 Chris completed a 9,000km+ self supported cycling trip between Turkey & Australia, which involved cycling over the 2nd highest road in the world, the Pamir Highway & my highest mountain pass to date at 4,655m (on a 20kg bike with 20kg of luggage)!

Like many people Chris really loves cycling but is also really passionate about coaching & getting the best out of people.  Chris believes in giving everyone a chance, in working with different needs & aspirations, putting each rider at the centre & running fun, social and progressive coaching sessions.  Chris work with youth riders in cycling clubs, youth development teams, women’s teams & individuals.

Just like his riders, Chris wants to be the best he can be & so he’s constantly learning from others, connecting with other coaches, reading blogs and books & taking workshops.  As part of Chris’ coach development he spends some time each year working with the track development team at the Western Australian Institute of Sport in Perth.  He’s also a volunteer coach at Track Cycling WA’s youth track sessions, held at the Speed Dome, Perth.

When Chris is in the UK he love to coach track at the London Olympic Velodrome.  Chris still gest a buzz every time he walks under the boards & sees the smile on people’s faces when they get to ride track for the first time!

Qualifications Include:
Level 3 (Core) Cycling Coach
Level 3 Road & Time Trial Coach
Level 3 Track Coach
Level 2 Mountain Bike Coach
Level 2 Cyclo-cross Coach
Level 2 BMX Coach
Level 2 Triathlon Coach
Level 2 Disability Coach

Watt Bike Power Cycling Instructor
Power, Understanding Cycling Performance – British Cycling Workshop
Assistant Commissaire – Road Racing
Enhanced DBS check
HSE Approved 1st Aid

Sports Coach UK Workshops:
What is a Master Talent Coach – with Jamie Edwards, Trained Brain
Elite Communication – William Anderson, The Teamworks
Talent ID – Andrew Bradshaw, U18 GB Girls Hockey Coach
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport
The Self Aware Coach – Sarah Murray
Coach Clean – Sports Coach UK & UKAD

British Cycling Licensed CoachTraining Peaks Certified

French Alps Cycling Holiday

Picture yourself sitting on a balcony in the sun, looking out over the French Alps, a cold beer in hand, watching over the Cols you’ve climbed with your cycling friends and pointing out the ones you’re going to climb the next day.  Sounds good doesn’t it?

Come to the French Alps next summer & celebrate 100 years of the Tour de France, while cycling around some of the tour’s stunning stage climbs!