‘I started cycling 5 years ago and after a year or so I joined a local club. I did a few sportives and slowly got enticed into competing in a few club events. It quickly became apparent that some winter training was required. Following a winter of irregular turbo training, I noticed some improvement and was able to complete in club events, but I thought I could achieve more.
I was introduced to Stephen the following winter. He assessed my fitness and we set some targets for the following season. Stephen developed a series of training programmes aimed at improving general fitness and weight loss. He explained the purpose of the different sessions and described how my performance should improve, helping me to understand how my body will react to the various sessions.
The programmes have given me an all important structure to my training and highlighted the importance of recovery. I find I will try that bit harder when I know the numbers will be analysed.