Tim Phillips   Catenary Cycle Coaching

If your goal is just to get fitter or improve your time for doing a sportive, or if you want to start competing, I can help. You may want to improve your performance in time trial, road race, cyclocross or MTB racing, get faster on your triathlon bike leg, all based around cycling fitness. I will work with you to understand your goals and how much time per week you have to work on them. I will then work out a training plan for you to follow and give you feedback as you progress through the plan.


Since 2013 I was rather overweight (and had been for a good few years) and I started on a weight loss programme, including dieting and exercise. I always enjoyed cycling as a teenager and a student, but it never occurred to me to do it competitively (back then that would have been unusual). From 2014 to 2016 I did more and more cycling, lost all the weight I had intended to (and more), and undertook a series of sportives to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. This included a number of iconic events including l’Etape du Tour, Ride London 100 (3 times), Dartmoor Classic and many other road and off-road events. I joined St Ives Cycling Club at the end of 2015 and in 2016 participated in my first competitive cycling events, the club time trials. 2017 saw me compete in a number of open time trial events and win the club TT championship. In the last year I have also gained UK track accreditation and competed in cyclocross and road races.

I have a scientific background, with a physics degree and PhD, so the numbers-based side of training, performance and analysis come naturally to me. I have immersed myself in physiology, power-based training, time trialling, aerodynamics and road racing. I also have a background in working with people over many years of management and more recently running my own business. I believe I can give you the benefit of the learning and experience that has got me from zero to being a half decent cyclist in just a few years.


St Ives
United Kingdom

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Bike Fit

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon



Athlete Requirements

Athletes looking to improve and ready to focus some effort into a specific training plan to achieve their goals


St Ives
United Kingdom
PE27 5HA