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6 days in September – from Col du Galibier to Mont Ventoux

In early September 2018, Ross and I joined a group of cyclists, organised by Colconquerors, to cycle from Valloire to Mont Ventoux. The persuasive headline of 750km with 17,000m of climbing reeled us in, and the opportunity of joining the Club des Cinglés du Mont-Ventoux on the final day sealed the deal. Day 1 – […]

Triathletes: How Much Time Should We Spend On Each Sport?

As multi-sport athletes, we must juggle training for more than one sport, but when it comes to knowing how much time to allocate to each discipline there is no fixed rule. So how can we determine how to effectively allocate our training time in order to achieve the best results?   Ultimately it’ll be a […]

Le Tour With Coach Tom 2018

The First week of the tour has been completed and despite not being spectacular it was far from the worst opening week in history. The flat “sprint” stages are often mind-numbing for all but the last kilometer. This year again has seen calls for stages to be shortened to make for more exciting racing. However […]

The great disc debate!

It’s by no means new information that several companies are moving to the dark side of Road Cycling and releasing their new range of high-end road bikes with disc brakes. This has sparked questions as to what the pros and cons of this somewhat controversial switch over are. Well, I’m here to shed a little […]

How to Structure your Season, Head of Performance Tom explains all.

Planning Your Season

To reach your full potential and make the most of your training in 2018, it is critical to have structured systems and methods in place that allow you to obtain peak performance. We all have busy work, social and family lives that our training needs to fit around. The key to success is to use your training time both in the lab and out on the road wisely.

How Nutrition Can Enhance Training and Performance

  Whether you’re a cyclist or triathlete, I have witnessed many, including myself, go through blocks of training, where fatigue, illness and injury have been recurrent. When looking back at these periods, trying to define a cause, eating inadequately often comes up. This is why I approached expert nutritionist, Dr Deborah Coughlin to build a […]

Coach Zack’s Journey to Challenge Lisboa with Team Hatch

I am fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in an effort to give seriously ill children and young people a better opportunity to excel in life. As a 22-year-old elite triathlete, I first entered the sport of triathlon after being inspired by London 2012. Inspiration is an overwhelming power of sport but what I […]

Getting back into training!

So, you’ve eaten too many Christmas puddings, your mother in law, Aunty Susan and Cousin Dan all bought you chocolate (it’s rude not to eat a gift of course), the weather was average and you preferred to play soccer with the kids rather than ride outside. Sound like something you can relate to? No need to stress, below are a few tips that will help get you back to feeling fit and on the right track toward reaching your 2017 goals.


OMNIUM are a brand new online store bringing together a curated selection of independent brands making high performance road cycling apparel. OMNIUM will be sponsoring some of the Haute Route climbing sessions, starting from Thursday 14th July. Every rider taking part will get an OMNIUM goody bag, and there will be a chance to see some of the kit or try it on.

Meet our new Sports Nutritionist – Dr Debbie Coughlin

Debbie joins the Athlete Lab team as a 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 (ie can accurately measure […]