Grant is a British Cycling L1 Certified Coach and founder of Cycle for Fitness. Teaming with Dr Tom Kirk, we work with people who wish to begin their journey to lifetime fitness and well-being by taking advantage of the many health benefits that regular cycling has been proven to offer. We offer realistic plans with full support by British Cycling certified coaches, based on our practical experiences and backed up using PhD research into Physiology and Sports Nutrition.
For my story, we need to go back to 2010. At the time I was approaching 90KG and diagnosed as insulin resistant (a pre-diabetic state). Things needed to change and as I could not run due to knee injuries, and swimming was too time consuming, I bought my first bike, and started to ride it. First 10 miles at a time then building upto 20 miles for a “long” ride. Next I thought, "heck i need a challenge" to keep motivated. As my 50th birthday approached, and as I appreciate good wines and healthy foods, well why not do an “end to end”, but with a twist....Calais to Montpellier. "Heck why not!" So I recruited my brother and my wife to join me, and the rest of that is history. But the UK end to end (LEJOG) was always there, nagging as a spurned mistress.
I started to train more seriously and did a few multi day rides such as London Revolution and Stephen Roche’s ride around Mallorca; after meeting Tom and with fitness getting better, weight down to 72KG, and blood pressure back under control all I needed was a nudge to do LEJOG. This came at the beginning of 2016 through the mail. Threshold Sports who run the London Revolution posted invitations to “ride across britain” or RAB as it's known. 969 miles in 9 days, fully supported. Heck yes ! Once that was done, I took the step to become a British Cycling coach. Now I'd like to help people achieve their health and fitness goals using my wealth of experience and your will and determination to succeed.
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