Coaching Services for All Abilities and Needs

Novice - Beginner Cyclists

  • If you are new to cycling it is good to understand basic skills. Changing gears, braking, cornering, avoiding obstacles and positioning yourself on the bike are some of the things I can work with you 1-on-1, to help you learn to ride safely, comfortably and confidently. If you need advice on cycling equipment, clothing, etc. I can also advise you on that. Learn the basics of cycling in a 3 course set. I also conduct group skills training classes that cover the basic skills if you would like to learn together with a friend, colleague, etc..

Recreational - Sports - Fitness Cyclists

  • You may have a goal to try and become more physically fit, or lose some weight, or be able to complete long rides. After I understand your goals we will put together a plan that will lead you towards your goals. We may also review basic skills and do drills to keep your skills at a high level. As a coach I can guide you along a plan to help you reach your goals, safely, fast and with confidence.

Racing - Competitive Cyclists

  • I help competitive athletes by assisting to set specific goals, making custom training plans, giving feedback on training, developing specific skills, monitoring for overtraining, and maintaining focus and motivation on reaching goals. For the part-time athlete, I help to manage busy work/family schedules with training that emphasizes quality over quantity. For competitive cyclists I require that a heart rate monitor is used for training, and ideally a power meter. We will use power and heart rate data to quantify and maximize your training.

What To Expect From Coaching

  • The first thing to do is have a discussion about your goals, needs, limitations, and expectations.
  • The next step is to conduct performance tests and assesments to determine your baseline levels of power and fitness.
  • Some examples are:
  • FTP - Functional Threshold Power
  • LT - Lactic Threshold
  • MAP - Maximum Aerobic Power
  • MaxHR - Maximum Heart Rate
  • Based on the test results, and combined with the information gathered in the first step, a training plan will be created.
  • The next step is to execute the plan, while maintaining good communication and feedback on a daily and weekly basis.
  • After an appropriate period(usually 3-6 weeks), you will be re-tested, the progress will be reviewed, and necessary revisions to the plan will be made if necessary.
  • Following this, return to the execution phase, and repeat the process all over again.