Cycle Training is a specialist service that aims to train and support cyclists and multisport athletes of all abilities to become better on the bike. Whether you’re a complete novice or seasoned competitor, prefer road cycling or mountain biking, Cycle Training will coach you to get more out of your time on the bike, making sure each session helps towards reaching your cycling goals.
“Although expensive equipment could certainly help you ride faster, we believe that ultimately it starts and ends with the athlete. Whether it’s a road race, time trial, mountain biking or multisport event, how well you train and prepare ultimately decides how well you do.”
Coaching is the cost-effective way of improving performance. So start by making the best choice – concentrate on improving yourself, and see how structured coaching can help you achieve your potential. Contact Cycle training today to start your personal journey to improved cycling performance!
Deciding to work with a coach is an investment of both time and money and understandably you want to be sure it’s an investment that will pay dividends. No two cyclists are the same; the benefits you will experience from working with a good personal coach will depend not only on the plan provided, but also on your own commitment and adherence to the plan. This as well as your feedback on your experience of your plan and progress will help you to maximise your benefits ROI with Cycle Training.
Coach Kate was born and raised in the Czech Republic, where she was inspired and coached by her father – a sport and cycling fanatic. She shared his passion, and as a result her racing career started at a very young age; she competed in the Czech XC MTB as a junior and also took part in a few triathlons and MTB Marathons.
After graduating from a 3-year degree in Sport Management in the Czech Republic, Kate decided to spread her wings and left her beloved home country to study Personal Training in Cape Town, South Africa.
She quickly fell in love with all Cape Town had to offer – it’s friendly people, the active lifestyle, the great climate and the beautiful landscapes. She recognised the opportunity it presented – being able to cycle and benefit from the sunny weather throughout the year would support both her professional coaching career as well as her passion for racing.
“Cape Town has become my home away from home, and settling here has been one of the best decisions of my life!”
Kate and her partner raced to first 1st place Mixed Team in the Garden Route 300 in February 2011.
The highlight of Kate’s mountain biking career thus far was completing the ABSA Cape Epic in 2011 and she hopes to complete the Cape Pioneer Trek in 2012.
She has achieved several podium positions in a variety of distances and terrains and has completed numerous stage races. She has also completed the 70.3 half ironman event in East London, South Africa in 2012.
Kate has completed numerous mountain bike and road races as well as 70.3 Ironman. She has placed on podium on many races and have completed 2x Cape Epic, 2x Cape Pioneer Trek and once Transalp.
She has got back into her bike soon after giving birth to her daughter in April 2015. She has since been racing again even though little less and mainly one day events only because she struggles to get away from her daughter for too long.
Highlights of 2016 season has been 1st Place in Greyton MTB Classic,
1st Place in Double Century team race with Velocity Ladies and Western Province colors for Marathon MTB.
Kate’s Coaching Philosophy
After establishing a solid personal relationship and understanding of her client’s needs, Kate combines her professional expertise with her personal cycling and racing experience to develop a personal training plan, which will support and guide the client in achieving their unique cycling training goals.
Kate is a qualified, practicing Personal Trainer and a CSA level 1 cycling coach.
“I can support you in getting fitter, stronger and faster and loose extra body fat, whilst having fun!
I will also ensure that you plan and manage your recovery and not overtrain.”
Kate’s Training Methodology
To every question about training there are a multitude of answers and the optimal training approach for any individual will always depend on their background, their aspirations, their commitment to cycling and their available time. Each individual responds to training very differently, requiring a different level of support, advice, encouragement and motivation according to the psychology of the rider.
“In order to coach you effectively it is essential that I take enough time to gain the required detailed knowledge about you as a rider. I need to understand what kind of cyclist you are, establish your targets and what inspires you, as well as grasp your cycling likes and dislikes. This knowledge will help me determine which particular training methods will be most beneficial for you.”