The half century cycling training plan was written by Roy Chamberlain.
Roy has been cycle racing for over thirty years and in that time has ridden for the French and Belgium teams as well as representing Great Britain around the globe. He is still actively competing as an elite rider on the domestic road racing circuit as well as riding the occasional International race to keep his motivation levels up.
As a rider, Roy’s strengths lay in stages races where strategy and endurance came into play but confesses to missing out on more than a few victories that came down to a sprint by not being blessed with enough fast twitch muscles fibres!
As a British Cycling level 2 coach Roy combines his riding experience with a BSc in Sports Science and an MSc in Exercise Physiology. This mix of experience and knowledge is mirrored in Roy’s approach to his coaching with the analysis of data from sessions and race strategies combined with as much time as possible spent on the bike or ideally racing with his charges to identify strengths and weaknesses they didn’t know they had.