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Pete Mitchell – Coach

I first met Lee 8 years ago after having completed my first track cycling season. He suggested that I could be a good sprinter and that he would like to coach me and this lead to me becoming Under 16 national champion just one year later. Since then I have been coached by the Great Britain team but have continued to watch both Lee and his riders develop over the past 6 years and have watched the success that he has produced as well as enjoyed.

When I transferred to the Para-cycling program it became apparent that with fewer competitions, as well as there being a year before I can race, I would have more time on my hands. Lee presented me with the opportunity to work with him and coach some riders under his guidance and Performance Cycle Coaching.

I have always thought that it would be great to work within cycling and this allows me to do so. I am able to share other people’s goals and hopefully the same successes that Lee has enjoyed. It will also be valuable for my own career, as I work with riders it will expand my own knowledge of training and I can then use this with my own program. We of course are always learning and another avenue has now opened through which I can do this.

The idea of finding talent or making people faster and better bike riders is fun and I’m sure will be rewarding. It is still early days but I am thoroughly enjoying it so far and I would also like to wish Lee every success in America. Hopefully it won’t be long before I need a warm weather training camp out there!

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