RideFast Coaching is me. Rich Smith. Hello! I am a Level 3 Road and Time Trial coach and a Level 2 Track coach based in the UK.
Great, but what does that mean to you as a rider? Well, it means I am qualified & insured to prescribe individual day to day, week to week training backed with an annual plan, detailing what you need to be to achieve your cycling goals. I also coach advance techniques and tactics to riders interested in developing their road and time trial skills.
I currently coach the Great Britain Transplant Cycling team. In 2013 they became the most successful British cycling team ever to compete at the World Transplant Games winning 19 medals (including 9 golds).
Most riders look to employ a Level 3 coach because they want detail on ‘how far, how hard and how often’ they should ride. This is the purely physiological side of training and forms the core of the training prescription. It is delivered by a weekly plan and requires significant feedback, and therefore commitment, from the rider. However, L3 coaching can and should include the tactical, technical and psychological elements needed to make you a better rider. By all means, ask me to make you quicker - but expect some questions to find out how fast you are at the moment, how fast you want to be, when, where, how often, over what distance, on what equipment etc. We'll need to develop some SMART goals together and have a really good idea of what success will look like for you.
One of my riders recently said
'With a structured approach to my training and on hand advice; I’ve managed to improve on my 16 year old Personal Best for a 10, with more still to come. I’ve gone from doing mid 23 minute 10 mile time trials last year to doing mid 21 minute this year and have now set a brand new benchmark of 20.21'.
Rich has understood that real life sometimes gets in the way, and we’re not professional athletes with unlimited time'
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Training Camps
Triathlon, Road Cycling, Duathlon, Corporate Wellness
I currently coaching 50/50 male and female riders both locally and internationally.
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