About Andy ....

Hi. My name is Andy and I am based in Northamptonshire - it's not a place that's really known as a cycling "mecca" but it does have it's share of rolling terrain !

 

I have always enjoyed cycling since the times that it first provided me with freedom to roam at the age of 10 or 11.  Even during my University days I got around by bike and, somewhat famously in my family, I cycled home from Sheffield on a whim one day. As you might imagine, my parents were quite surprised ! I would not, however, recommend the usage of Mars Bars and Coca-Cola as appropriate sustenance for endurance rides !

 

So - why do I have this Website ?

 

That's easy.  After my MTB phase in the 90's, I "discovered" cycling "Sportives" and I have taken on many challenges since then. It has become quite clear to me that there is a deficit of cycle coaches who specialise in Sportive training and it is equally clear to me that coaching helps improve performance ! 

 

In a nutshell, that background is why I retrained as a cycle coach under the Association of British Cycle Coaches (ABCC). With my hands-on experience of riding many events and the formal training under the ABCC, I know I can help others experience the pleasures of sportives with less of the pain caused by under preparation.  The beauty of the Alps and Pyrenees can only really be appreciated, by bicycle, when you are not wheezing within an inch of your life !

 

Thank you very much for reading and I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Oh - that's me in the front of the picture taken on a four day Alpine adventure, where we took on the 4 mountain stages of the 2011 Tour de France.  My buddy, Martin, is behind me eagerly awaiting the next Col !

 

Andy

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