I started racing in 2009 and met Bob in late 2010 while competing at a West Coast Masters event. I was competing in D grade at the time and getting frustrated at my lack of improvement. A friend pointed me towards Bob who was happy to help. He took me on rides to ‘show’ me how to train and gave me the confidence to attack and ‘take part’ in a race.
The following year I won my first two National titles in the road race and criterium in Adelaide with the AVCC. I went on to compete in the South Pacific Championships winning the road race, criterium and time trial. I would never have had the confidence to compete in these events without Bob. He showed me how to train, prepare and race. Earlier this year while competing at the track nationals in Adelaide I hit the wall psychologically and it was Bob’s phone calls and advise that enabled me to pick myself up, compete and retain my title for a second year.
So now three years after meeting Bob (and three years older) I am able to compete in B grade – I think that shows his methods work! So if you are prepared to work hard and you want a coach who is genuinely interested in ‘YOUR’ cycling ambition, with over 50 years experience to draw on – you have found your coach.