Our team

Get secret cycling technique tips from our experienced cycling coaches. Whether you need help keeping up with the bunch at the weekend or really want to get that Kona slot. Our coaches have been there, done that and are very user friendly. The Lab has members who are completely new to the sport to those who ride bikes for a living. Triathlete or cyclist. You’ll fit in just fine.

Dillon Bennett

Dillon Bennett

General Manager & Head Cycling Coach

Dillon has been a cyclist for 10 years. 2 years of which he rode professionally around the world with the Subway pro cycling team. With a diploma in sport and exercise (specialist in nutrition and exercise prescription) he can help almost anyone achieve their fitness goals.

Team/club

Team Athlete Lab

Coaching qualifications

Diploma in Sports & Exercise specialising in nutrition and exercise prescription

Greatest sporting achievement

New Zealand Team Pursuit Champion

Stefanie Mills

Stefanie Mills

Business Development Management & Head Biomechanics Coach

Stefanie has a Masters in Sports Biomechanics from Liverpool John Moores’ University having previously graduated with a B.Sc (HONS) in Sport and Exercise Science from Strathclyde University. Prior to this she spent two years at the University of Ulster gaining an Associate Bachelors Degree in Sports Studies.
An active member of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Science, Stefanie is passionate about movement analysis and is a qualified TRX suspension trainer and personal trainer. Her sporting background is hockey and most recently Crossfit. Stefanie has provided physiological and nutritional support for a junior Great Britain 1500m runner. She has also worked with top sports brands Reebok and Puma in biomechanical research product development.

Greatest sporting achievement

Selected for Ulster rugby U19 development squad.

Attaining Level 2 RYA National powerboat certificate

Marc Dendy Sadler

Marc Dendy Sadler

Senior Cycling Coach

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Coaching qualifications

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Greatest sporting achievement

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Rob Foster

Rob Foster

Senior Cycling & Triathlon Coach

Rob is a cycling and endurance coach, who also rides and runs competitively.

With a BSc (h) in Applied Sports Science, specialising in endurance economy, he has over 5 years experience in personalised coaching and 15 years experience competing in various disciplines. Rob’s wealth of knowledge, experience, passion and enthusiasm allows him to support everyone, from new starters to seasoned pros, enabling them to achieve and smash their personal targets.

Rob’s work as an independent Endurance Coach, Athletics Coach and Level 3 Personal Trainer has given him the tools and experience to prepare athlete for a single sportive or a season’s worth of racing.

Rob will provide an individual personalised and achievable training plan that will help you prepare for and then go beyond your goals.

Team/club

Barnesbury Cycling Club
Tynedale athletics

Coaching qualifications

BSc (h) Sports Science
Level 3 Personal Trainer
UK Athletics Coaching Assistant
Working towards British cycling coach level 2

Greatest sporting achievement

1st pair in Endurun 24
Representing North East in national Cross country finals

Ashleigh Wienand

Ashleigh Wienand

Physiotherapist and Sports Masseuse

Ashleigh is a highly skilled Elite Physiotherapist and Sports Masseuse. She has over 12 years of experience, most recently working with the UK diving team at The 2014 Commonwealth Games and with the London Saracens and Natal Sharks on their London Tour.

Ashleigh has worked with numerous sports teams over the years, including the British & Irish Lions during their SA tour, South African Sevens Rugby team, London Irish junior rugby team, South African Davis and Federation Cup tennis team, Enduroman Arc to Arc Triathlon team, and the London Penguins Swimming and Water Polo team. Her responsibilities included treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries.

Ashleigh specialises in muscular skeletal injuries with a keen interest in cycling, running and water sports. She develops rehabilitation and prevention programs that are extensively used by her patients.

Simon Carty

Simon Carty

Head Exercise Physiologist

Simon has worked as a health focused strength and conditioning coach in the City of London since 2010. He is currently engaged in Olympic Weightlifting training as part of his rehabilitation following a bicep rupture injury and looks to take this sport further. In 2011 Simon was selected for the Great Britain Junior Bobsleigh team through the Pitch2Podium talent transfer scheme. He competed in several competitions around the globe.

Before graduating from Loughborough University with a bachelors degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Simon played Rugby Union to a high level, including England Counties representation and trials for Under 16s England selection alongside Leicester Tigers.

Simon is aspirational for his clients and sensitive to their needs regarding the health challenges they face. His passion for health and fitness combined with his knowledge of the key principles has enabled him to develop his unique training programme.

Simon’s approach integrates physiology, nutrition, biochemistry and psychology, while his own experience of the challenges of injury and setback have given him insight and empathy for all who train with him.

Simon’s passion for life makes training with him an energising and uplifting experience.

Qualifications

BSc Sport and Exercise Science Loughborough University

Greatest Sporting Achievement

England Counties Rugby
Leicester Tigers Rugby Academy
Great British Bobsleigh
Dr Debbie Coughiln

Dr Debbie Coughiln

Sports Nutritionist

Debbie has a MSc in Applied Sports Nutrition (with Distinction) from St Mary’s University (London) and a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University. She is a member of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and an ISAK Level 2 Anthropometrist.

Having built a successful career in Investment Banking, Debbie followed her passion for helping athletes achieve their goals by focusing on Sports Nutrition. Debbie specialises in nutrition for endurance athletes – cyclists, triathletes and runners, but has worked with many different sports including England Hockey.

Tom Shanney

Tom Shanney

Senior cycling Coach

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Alper Musaoglu

Alper Musaoglu

Cycling Coach

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