Rafeeq Safodien   RIDE AND RACE

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 and multi-day stage racing. Having competed many cycling events, provincial and national, on and off road, my most memorable races are: Darling TTU 24 Hour, TheMunga, Bikingman Oman, ABSA Cape Epic and Cape Pioneer Trek.


Cape Town
South Africa

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


1-on-1 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