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?
Yes, definitely. In fact, the majority of our athletes are masters age which includes riders aged between 30 years old and 80 years old. Our oldest rider is currently 60 years old.
We don’t see age as an obstacle. The beauty of cycling is that it can be done for many years as it isn’t as harsh on the body as running (and other impact sports) can be.
Do I have to race in Kelly Cycle Coaching kit as I have my own sponsors/local bike shop that I support?
No, you can race in whatever kit you want to race in and we encourage you to support your sponsors/local bike shop. 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, corner, bunny hop gutters/logs, ride berms, torque the bike out of the seat, how to eat and drink when riding, riding close to other riders, U turns, rotating paceline, sprinting, hair pin turns, etc.
Can I be coached for challenge events and Gran Fondo’s as I don’t want to race?
Yes, most definitely. We have a group of cyclists training for Three Peaks Challenge, Cradle Mountain Challenge, Amy’s Gran Fondo, Robbie McEwen’s Gold Coast Challenge and L’etape in December. Our coaching is specifically targeted to improve fitness for these long events.
Can I target weight loss as well as fitness?
Yes, you certainly can. Weight gain is often a by-product of not exercising enough and eating too much. Our coaching program often results in athletes trimming down as they focus on eating well, watching their volume of food, changing their routine and exercising regularly.
Do you do any One on one private coaching lessons?
Yes, if needed. 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, otherwise join us on a weekend ride for free.
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.
How do I receive my program?
Kelly Cycle Coaching uses an online web-based coaching platform called Today’s Plan. This can be accessed via the internet or via The Today’s Plan App. This platform combines the latest technology to enable the coaches to deliver be best possible programming and analytics and offer you a more efficient and all-round better coaching experience.
Do you operate any cycling camps?
Yes we do. Our camps are typically based in country regions, including Bright. Please email us to find out when the next camp will be held.
Do you coach cyclists who compete in MTB, CX and Road?
Yes, there are many athletes we coach who are roadies but also race MTB/CX for fitness and fun. Conversely, we have many cyclists who prefer CX and mountain bike riding/racing and they use the road for their specific endurance/strength development.
If there is anything that you want to ask us just email us. No question is a silly question.