"My build up to the 2015 European duathlon champs didn't start as I expected. I was coming off the back of an ankle injury…I got the call up that I had qualified for the GB duathlon team in early March. With the race taking place at the end of April, this gave me about 7 weeks to prepare for the biggest race of my life. I contacted Tim at Blackcat and got him to tailor a bike program that would get me ready in such a short time scale. Tim was very thorough: I sent him a map of the bike course and my fitness details and he made a specific program for that event. I followed Tims program to the letter….I will definitely be using Tim's skills for any big races in the future and for any other bike fitness programs. Thanks Tim"
Adrian Hawkins, Deal Tri
"Thank you BlackCat for keeping me motivated, fit and winning this year! #bestcoach #thankyou"
(AdAltaCC/Blackcat), National 800m Grass Track Champion 2015, National BUCS Track Champion 2015.
New Blackcat Sportive Training Camp April 2016.
Find full details below.
So you want to go faster…?
BlackCatCycleCoaching is an internet cycle coaching service for cyclists. who want tailored, value-for-money individual training plans which really work.
The C.A.T. in BlackCat stands for Committed, Ambitious, Time-Poor – BlackCat will ensure you don’t waste your training time on sessions which will not make you go faster!
WHICH ARE YOU??
Finish your first…?
Nail an Etape…?
Go for Gold Standard….?
Complete a multi-day challenge..?
Ride 20mph for your bike split…?
Knock 2 minutes off your 10 mile TT time ..?
Beat the hour for a “25”… ?
Carve 20 mins from your Ironman bike leg..?
Stay with the bunch in a 4th cat race..?
Jump a category ?
Win from a bunch sprint…?
Climb at the front of the race..all the way to the end?
ABCC Cycling Coach Tim Ramsden. has trained cyclists with limited time to big improvements in fitness and performance. BlackCatCycleCoaching represents 30 years of his passion for cycling and cycle racing – if you want to go faster let BlackCat make it happen!
How does it work?
ECoaching is one-to-one coaching over the internet. Essentially it is like having a personal coach to direct your training on a daily basis. The difference is that you don't have to travel miles to see the coach or pay travelling expenses for him or her to come to you. Each week of daily training is planned for you individually and we communicate by email weekly to review progress and plan next steps. Every rider starts by filling in a questionnaire which gives me some of the information I need to start planning a programme. From there I contact you by email and we map out a Season Plan for your target events. Initial and regular progress testing is built in to the programme. There is no set-up fee for this package and no monthly contract - you pay only for the training you receive. This is the option most of my riders choose. Need a Skype call, unlimited email and power meter data analysis as well? TRY MY NEW CURVE TO THE RIGHT PACKAGE! SEE PACKAGES/WATTBIKE TESTING FOR FURTHER DETAILS!
I can also offer a more comprehensive training package including face-to-face contact and testing – please Contact BlackCat for prices (limited number of riders – South East England only).
EPlans are cycles of 6 weeks planning where each progressive session is planned for you. We go through a similar process to ECoaching in that you complete a rider questionnaire initially and this helps me to help you go faster. After an initial email exchange you then follow the plan until we review again in week 5. From there I plan the next cycle of training. Again, there is no set-up fee and no contract - each 6 week block is charged at the same one-off rate.
See Coaching Packages for more details or contact BlackCatCycleCoaching
We only have One Mission Statement – Get Faster