In what we believe is a first-of-its-kind in the region, ANZA Cycling have teamed up with professional coach Lee Rodgers (CrankPunk Coaching Systems) to provide structured coaching services to ANZA Cycling members. This collaboration will provide access to specific training programs to enable members to better develop their general cycling and racing fitness.
Open to current financial members only, monthly training plans will be made available via the TrainingPeaks.com platform. Interested members will be able to access plans for General Cycling Fitness and/or Racing Preparation. To cater for members with differing amounts of training time available, the plans will also have options which can be tailored around your available hours.
In addition to Training Plans, the ANZA CrankPunk Coaching Systems collaboration will also include an “ask a punk” feature where members can submit questions directly to CrankPunk via Skype / online chat. This will enable topics such as nutrition, tactics and race preparation to also be covered.
Finally, look out for regular training articles from CrankPunk in the ANZA Cycling Facebook and RTI pages.
Access to the training will be free with costs covered by the club. The trial of the coaching program will commence in early October and will continue till year end. At that point, we will review the program’s success against a number of factors before deciding whether to continue in 2015.
We believe this is a unique benefit within the region & something that’s only available to paying ANZA Cycling members. The use of a coach is often cited as one of the most important steps to becoming a better cyclist. We encourage all members to give the coaching program a try!
A detailed FAQ on how to access the training & what it might entail has been loaded on the Files section of ANZA Facebook Page. Click here to get more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ANZACyclingemail/10153468005911988/
To find out more about Lee’s life as a professional rider, I’d also recommend the attached Cycle Sport article. It’s a fine read. lee-rodgers-cycle-sport