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Athlete of the month – October 2020

The Athlete of the month award has been designed to highlight the hard work and determination of athletes that I coach. With a £20 wiggle voucher on offer each month then it can be a little incentive to help keep athletes motivated  

This months winner is……

This months award goes to Andrew Harris (Figgy) who is part of the Ride Harder Academy.

Having been a member of the Academy for several years Figgy has always struggled with consistency in getting the training completed. This year he has been a machine! I have been so pleased to see he has ticked off every one of the sessions this year and making real progress with his fitness. Figgy is also active within the Facebook group and supportive of everyone else on the plan!

Keep it up mate

Name:   Andrew Harris AKA Figgy

Occupation: Quantitative surveyor

How long have you been cycling and what got you into it? 8 years! To improve ones overall fitness

What’s your dream bike?  I’m riding it! Factor One

What are your goals for 2021? Keeping up with the machine……..Lisa!

What is your favourite training session on the Ride Harder Plan? Zone 2 Endurance

Favourite cycling/training quote? Go Hard or Go Home

What’s the best piece of equipment you have purchased to help you improve as a cyclist? Turbo Trainer

How have you improved since being in the academy? My cadence has increased

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced since starting structured training and how have you overcome it? Squeezing in the rides when an excuse to not ride is easy. The introduction of accountability buddy has really kept me going when it’s got tough.

What one bit of advice would you give to someone who wants to improve their cycling? Consistency is key for me

James Walsgrove

My cycling career started in 2005 when I purchased my first road bike and I was immediately hooked. Since then I have completed numerous cycling challenges including Ironman, Lands’ End to John O Groats, Mt Ventoux (all 3 ascents), London to Paris, the BBAR challenge which included a 12hour TimeTrial and more recently the Mallorca 312.

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