Here are a number of questions we get asked frequently by athletes thinking about being coached by Kelly Cycle Coaching.
Does it matter what cycling club I belong to?
No, we coach riders from many different clubs and several different countries so it doesn’t matter which club you are affiliated with.
Do you coach masters cyclists as well as younger riders?
Yes, definitely. We coach cyclists from all ages. Our youngest athlete is 15 and our oldest athlete, (Masters 6 Metro Champion), has just turned 56. We don’t see age as an obstacle but only request that athletes are keen about wanting to improve from their current level.
Do I have to race in Kelly Cycle Coaching kit as I have my own sponsors?
No, you can race in whatever kit you want to race in and we encourage you to support your sponsors. Our kit is not compulsory but many of our athletes wear it because it is very reasonably priced and they like it.
As a parent, what are my main responsbilities in respect to you coaching my child?
We encourage regular communication with us. In particular, we like to hear how your child is coping with their school work, family commitments and in particular any warning signs in respect to growth spurts, prolonged fatigue, onset of a cold, etc so we can adapt their workload accordingly.
Do you have physio’s, dieticians and sports doctors you recommend?
Yes, definitely. The first thing you should do is ring us and tell us about your situation. We have some first class health professionals that we can suggest you contact who understand cyclists and their specific needs.
Do you ride with the athletes?
Yes, when possible we ride and teach our athletes different skills whilst out on the bikes with them.
Training on the bike with our athletes is something many other coaches don’t offer, and we belive this is particularly beneficial to all levels of riders. Cyclists need to know many skills: how to descend, riding out of the seat, cornering smoothly, how to eat and drink when riding, riding close to other riders, bunny hoping, U turns, rotating paceline, sprinting, hair pin turns, etc.
Do you do any One on one private coaching lessons?
Yes definitely. Some riders who are new to cycling or who want to hone their skills in a certain area arrange a private lesson with us. It is very easy to organise. Simply email or call us and we can set something up. Refer here for pricing of private sessions.
If I want to buy Kelly Cycle Clothing how do I do this?
It’s easy. Just send us an email with your requested size and we will put the order in for you.
Can you coach me specifically with power?
Yes, we coach many athletes who use power, (in conjunction with heartrate), to monitor your training efforts and improve the way you train. In fact, we encourage U19 and older athletes to make the transition to using power, and take on our power analysis option of coaching. Power gives you instant feedback (measured output), rather than only having heart rate as to make an assessment on your training efforts.
Do you operate any cycling camps?
Yes we do. Our camps are typically based up at Bright. Please email us to find out when the next camp will be held.
Do you coach cyclists who compete in MTB and Road?
Yes, there are many athletes we coach who are roadies but also race MTB for fitness and fun, and some classify themselves as prodominantely mountain bikers but they race criteriums and road races for their specific development.
If there is anything that you want to ask us just email us. No question is a silly question.