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For sale & wanted / Skinsuit
« Last post by Richard OíConnell on July 31, 2021, 01:15:41 PM »
Champsys skinsuit size small in good condition. Free to club members if you are happy to collect.

Email if of interest.


Obviously 'XXX' stands for 'everyone'.  Everyone knows that, right?!

RE: Iím Looking For 8-10 Riders Interested In Improving Their Performance Through Strength Training

I hope all is well and youíre all managing to keep sane in what feels like Lockdown 27.0?

I have recently (finally!) developed an online strength training resource for cyclists (, one of the primary features of which is access to completely customised strength training programmes.

To ensure the online programmes are as effective as possible for members, Iím constantly refining certain techniques and applying different methods of increasing force generation (and therefore rider performance), and I am looking for a new batch of 8-10 willing riders to test them out on!

To be absolutely clear, these riders will not be Ďcrash test dummiesí!  Instead, as a direct result of this training, all riders will improve their:

- Peak power
- Anaerobic capacity
- Lactate threshold & power output at OBLA
- Economy & pedalling efficiency
- 40 minute TT time
- Max Aerobic Power

The above statement is seemingly bold, but itís one I can make with absolute certainty, based on my own experience with both amateur and pro riders, plus the overwhelming amount of scientific literature that supports it.

Whatís Involved?
Riders will be coached through a programme that is completely built around their own current ability, injury history and training phase / objective(s), delivered via a combination of remote programming support and 1-2 fully coached strength training sessions per week. 

Where Will The Coached Sessions Take Place?
Once lockdown is lifted (whenever that is!), the sessions will take place in my private strength & conditioning facility, The Barbell Club in Hazel Grove.  It is a Covid Secure facility and only the coach and those participating in the sessions (maximum of 2) will be allowed on-site at any one time, enabling social distancing measures to be very easily upheld.

The Barbell Club is a fully equipped, sports performance facility (including 2 Wattbikes!).

Is There A Cost?
Yes, but as the riders will essentially be contributing to the development of my online product, I would only charge £17.50 per session (each) for a 2:1 session or £30 for 1:1.  I usually charge £45 per session (+ programming) for 1:1 and £30 each for 2:1.

This represents an amazing opportunity for riders to access professional coaching at a significantly reduced cost.

What Is Your Experience / Qualifications?
Iím an Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (ASCC) with the UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA).  Not to be confused with Personal Trainers, there are only a few hundred ASCCs and they are typically embedded within professional sports teams and organisations (such as British Cycling, England Rugby, UK Athletics, Manchester City etc).

I currently work with Andy Tennant (multiple European & World Track Champion).  Within the space of 3 months, he is stronger than heís ever been and his numbers are also reflecting this (even this early in the season).

Iím Keen.  Whatís Next?
Get in touch with me at or 07305784773 and we will set up an initial call.

The gym is shut for the time being due to lockdown.  In the meantime, each rider will be provided with a bespoke mobility and home training programme that will provide foundational strength and movement quality ahead of the gym work.

Please donít hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all.

Kind Regards

Club events & results / Brickworks Hill Climb Results 2019
« Last post by Dan Robinson on August 30, 2019, 12:32:50 PM »

Full results on the home page. Congrats to Alastair and Holly this years club hill climb champs!
Club events & results / Club Hill Climb Champs - 29th Aug 2019
« Last post by Dan Robinson on August 11, 2019, 01:29:50 PM »
Details of this years Club Hill Climb Champs on the Brickworks are on the website here:

Starting at 6:45 this year due to the popularity of previous years and not having enough light by the end.
Plan is to keep sign on open later than that though if we enough help to do so.

If anyone can help out on the day please let myself or Martin know, cheers.
Club discussion / Club Championships Update
« Last post by Dan Robinson on May 17, 2019, 03:59:06 PM »
For those competing in the Club Championships this year the following Open events are being used as the counting events:

22/06/2019 - East Lancs RC Open 25 (J2/9)
20/07/2019 - Congleton CC Open 50 (J4/9)

As usual, unlike the Club 10s these events need to be entered around 10 days in advance via CTT. Points will be awarded towards the Club Championships for these events just like the Club 10s.

In case you missed it the Club Champs started last week with Stockport Clarion marshalling. It's our first event for marshalling this coming Monday. We have enough people but if you can marshall any future events let us know.

Full details of the events here:
Club discussion / Bioracer kit ready to order
« Last post by Dan Robinson on May 16, 2019, 03:58:07 PM »
The new Bioracer kit is now available to order.

Weíre aiming to put the first order in for Monday 20th May.

Full kit list can be found here and also at the end of this post.

Simply send a payment by paypal to and include a note stating what you are ordering. Please include the item code, size and any extras.

Expected time from order to delivery is 7 weeks and items will be delivered to Rare Mags in Stockport (Holly and Martins shop) for collection.

Happy ordering!
Club discussion / Easter Sunday Club Run
« Last post by Dan Robinson on April 20, 2019, 01:05:45 PM »
To Wales and back, 9am roll out from the rising sun, hazel grove ~100 miles
For sale & wanted / Rollers Tacx Antares
« Last post by Stephen todd on February 26, 2019, 09:48:35 PM »
For sale tacx antares rollers, used, comes with a new belt
Pick up Stockport £75
Club discussion / Re: Wheelers on BBC Breakfast 15th Feb
« Last post by Dan Robinson on February 15, 2019, 08:05:13 PM »
Video added to the home page for anyone that missed it!
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