Our team

We offer the most comprehensive and effective training in the City, our talented and trained coaches, almost daily interaction and a multi disciplined team can help you hit you seasons goals. We are the one stop shop for Cycling and Triathlon training.

Stefanie Mills

Stefanie Mills

General Manager

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.

Stefanie is passionate about movement analysis and is a professional bike fitter. Stefanie trained with international Master Bike Fitter Tony Corke, at his World Class Professional Bike Fitting training school. She is a member of the International Bike Fitting Institute and an accredited level 3 fitter.

Stefanie has previously worked with England Hockey, Chelsea Ladies FC, the Northern Ireland Football Association and England Basketball in sports science support. She has also worked with top sports brands Reebok and Puma in biomechanical research of footwear development.

Greatest sporting achievement

Selected for Ulster rugby U19 development squad.

Attaining Level 2 RYA National powerboat certificate

Rob Foster

Rob Foster

Assistant Manager

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

Marc Dendy Sadler

Marc Dendy Sadler

Assistant Manager

Marc is assistant manager and Senior Cycling Coach at Athlete Lab.

Cycling and bikes formed a big part of Marc’s childhood and he was racing mountain bikes from the age of 5 and continued to race throughout his teenage years. Moving more recently into endurance road cycling and Enduro MTB.
This love of sport lead him to undertake his BSc and MSc in Sports Science for Optimal Performace at the University of Kent. Whilst at university he collaborated with GB athlete’s and undertook two cycling specific research projects.

Marc can provide you with scientific, personalized training plan to help you achieve your goals.

Team/club

Team Athlete Lab

Coaching qualifications

Bsc (Hons) Sports Science
Msc in Sports Science for Optimal Performance
British Cycling Level 2

Greatest sporting achievement

Top 10 Cyclopark MTB summer series 2016.
Tom Shanney

Tom Shanney

Head of Cycling Performance

Tom has an extensive background in endurance performance and sport starting with long and middle distance track and cross country running competing at a regional standard. To now in recent years being a regular competitive time trial, road and crit racer.

Toms qualifications include a BSc hons in Sport and exercise Science, specialising in exercise physiology and a MSc in Sport science and exercise physiology. During and post his academic work Tom has gained significant experience in coaching and working in the sport performance industry, from sport science roles in professional football clubs to working in various studies and trials in published scientific journals heavily focused around cycling performance. The last year Tom has spent as a cycling coach here at Athlete Lab. .

Whether it is endurance events, racing or simply to increase your fitness levels , Toms aim is to support you and help push you past your limits. With structured, targeted training guidance whilst still making it enjoyable to help you reach your personal goals.

Alper Musaoglu

Alper Musaoglu

Marketing Executive

Alper grew up in a family of Olympic athletes. He followed his father’s footsteps and stepped onto the wrestling mat when he was 12. He was the Turkish National Champion which he continued competing in Bulgaria and in New York with a scholarship. During ten years in sports, he won national titles, international tournaments and represented Turkish National Team.

After his graduation from Ege university with a bachelor degree in Physical Education and Sports, he helped some of the best athletes in wrestling to push their limit in World Championships and Olympics. Currently, he is studying his Sports Management and Marketing MSc in Birkbeck, Universtiy of London and working as a marketing executive in the Athlete Lab.

Glen Harris

Glen Harris

Bike Mechanic and Cycling Performance Expert

Glen is a mechanic with 14 years experience throughout several different major bicycle retailers and is a level 2 Cytech qualification.,He is also certified in Brompton and Bosch E-bikes mechanic. He has worked on many trips both in the UK and abroad as a mechanic, part of a support crew for large charity events and organised rides.

Glen is a passionate cyclist who rides a wide variety of different disciplines. Starting out in 4X racing on a mountain bike at the age of 14 and progressing onto both Freestyle BMX riding and longer distance road cycling. He has travelled around the world riding both his BMX and Road bike.

Glen is a qualified and well experienced mechanic who has been working within the bike industry since the age of 15 and has a Level 2 Cytech qualification. He is experienced with all areas of bicycle mechanics, ranging from Hydraulic brakes to wheel building, and everything in between. He has experience working with Shimano, Sram and Campagnolo electronic gear systems. His previous work placements include Evans Cycles and Cycle Republic as the Head Mechanic and Workshop manager.
He has travelled around much of the UK and abroad working as part of a support crew and as a support mechanic on several major charity rides, including the Dallaglio Cycle Slam and the Virgin Strive Challenge.

Glen is a passionate cyclist who started riding at the age of 14, racing 4X mountain bike, which then evolved into Dirt Jumping and BMX freestyle. He has since moved into road and fixed gear riding whilst continuing BMX freestyle as much as possible in his spare time.

Glen will work on maintaining the bikes within the Lab to ensure they run at a consistently high standard and advise on any mechanical issues you may have on your own, so if you have any questions feel free to fire away.

Qualifications

Cytech Level 1 & 2
Bosch Electronic Certification
Brompton mechanical training

Mechanical Support Events

Dallaglio Cycle Slam
Virgin Strive Challenge
Cavendish Rise Above Sportive
London RideTheNight
The BMC London to Lille
The BMC Kew Primary School London to Bruges
The BMC Henley to Paris 24hour
The BMC London To Luxembourg
Tom Walker

Tom Walker

Cycling and Triathlon Coach

Tom has 7 years of personal training experience, 6 years of triathlon and endurance coaching and 2 years as a High-Performance Academy S&C coach. Complimented with an Applied Sports Science degree and his own racing experience up to a World Championship level.

Tom’s first introduction to coaching was through rugby which he played up to the age of 21. After completing a level 3 Diploma in Personal Training he used it as a tool to work in a variety of environments before making his way back home to the county of Pembrokeshire, where he worked for Pembrokeshire Bikes. Tom began to learn the art of coaching shop customers alongside developing an interest in bike fit and biomechanics. In 2015 after completing a British Tri level 2 course his interest peaked and Tom decided to pursue a degree in Applied Sport Science at Southampton Solent University. While at university Tom gained valuable experience working with National and International athletes through a 2 year Strength and Conditioning internship with the universities High Performance Academy.

Endurance racing began in 2013 through local sprint triathlons. In 2014 Tom completed the Atlantic coast challenge, running 72 miles of Cornish coast path over 3 days raising over £1000 for charity. In 2015 Tom raced his first middle distance triathlon along side running ultra’s. The following year he raced IRONMAN UK, coming 9th in his age group. Tom raced at the IRONMAN 70.3 world championships in 2017 and will represent Great Britain as an age grouper at the European Middle Distance Championships in 2018. The ultra’s have been put away for now…

Tom believes himself to be a well-rounded coach who has an incredible passion for building and developing endurance athletes to unlock their potential through getting fitter, healthier and faster!

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 Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cambridge University. She is a member of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), a UK Anti-Doping Accredited Advisor 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 works with many different athletes and sports including British Cycling, British Triathlon, England Hockey, England Netball, British Athletics, GB Taekwondo and Volleyball England.

Come and meet the team!