Rafeeq Safodien   RIDEANDRACE.NET

I am a coach and athlete specializing in solo 12 hour, 24 hour and single stage semi-supported or unsupported ultra distance cycling. Even though my primary focus is ultra endurance coaching I do enjoy working with cyclists who compete in single and or multi-day stage racing, be it road or mountain bike.

Program details: Administered via TrainingPeaks and includes individualized coaching guidance and training plans to your stretch your limits and maximize your strengths.


I am a Cycling South Africa and UCI Level One Certified Coach, I have a genuine passion for the sport and a long history in adapting my fitness for the different cycling disciplines. With a background in road racing my interest in cycling is now focused on mountain biking and ultra endurance racing.

My area of expertise
As a coach I specialize in performance development for ultra-endurance cyclists using heart-rate and/or power based training.

Who would I prefer to work with
A cyclist who is willing to shape their lifestyle and environment to match their aspirations.

My approach to coaching
Is seeing the rider as an individual while using practical knowledge and personal experience to provide personalised training and coaching guidance specific to the cyclist's needs.

What I have learnt
As an athlete and coach is that consistency is key. Consistency beats intensity, consistency beats volume and consistency dictates results.

Cycling race experience
12 hour & 24 hour solo road and mountain bike racing, self supported & semi supported ultra endurance racing, single day provincial and national, on and off road and multi-day stage racing such as Cape Epic and Cape Pioneer Trek.

Ultra cycling achievements

Podium finisher at DARLING TTU 24 hour in 2018
Top 5 finisher at Killarney 12 hour in 2018
Top 10 finisher at Bikingman Oman in 2018
Podium finisher at DARLING TTU 24 hour in 2017
Top 10 finisher at TheMunga in 2016


Cape Town
South Africa

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Training Camps, Bike Fit

Sport Types

Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Adventure Racing



Athlete Requirements

All that is asked of you is that you ride a bike, and want to improve in some way. A downloadable cycling GPS computer (Garmin, Wahoo, etc.), heart rate strap and or power meter is highly recommended.


Cape Town
South Africa