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Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions.  If you don't see the information you need please call us on 07949 587540 and we'll be happy to answer any of your enquiries.

How many hours a week will I have to train?

The beauty of working with your coach is the ability to build your training around your time to train. Your training could be 5 hours a week upto 30 depending on your personal circumstances, your goals and your available time to commit to your plan.

Why do I need a Baseline Fitness Test?

Prior to undertaking any new training program, you and your coach need to know your baseline fitness! Fitness tests are an essential part of monitoring and improving your cycling performance. Your personal metrics such as heart rate zones and power thresholds can be measured and set to ensure your training is working towards your goals. The test takes around 2 hours and is included in your coaching consultation and set up.

Where do I log my training?

Training is prescribed via Training Peaks, an online portal (web and app), unique to you. You will have your own username and password to log in and view your prescribed training, upload the training completed, and provide feedback.

What equipment do I need?

Your bike, a heart rate monitor, a cycling GPS device (eg Garmin, Wahoo), a form of power measurement eg; smart turbo and/or on-bike power meter are the ideal kit requirements to enable your training to be planned and monitored effectively.

What happens if I can’t complete my training due to illness or a change in my day?

Real life means that certain work/life changes will prevent you from being able to complete every session exactly as prescribed. In most cases, an alternative solution can be provided, you just need to let us know.

What sort of goal do I need?

Any challenge you set yourself is a goal! There is no right or wrong answer. From simply improving your climbing ability, to stepping up to National level races, or planning for a specific event such as a Stage Race, or charity event. The goal is yours to set, anything is possible, we are here to help you achieve. 

How much does coaching cost and how do I pay?

Your coaching package is determined by your goals and the level of support you are looking for. All coaching packages require a full 1-1 Consultation, Baseline Fitness Test & Set up which is £75 (one off payment). Details of all the Cycling Coaching options are on the coaching page on. Coaching is invoiced on a monthly basis, with the option to pay upfront for 6-12 months. Contact Claire directly for details 07766 281223

Which coaching package is best for me?

Decide on the level of day to day contact you want with your coach and how much support you feel you may need within your training plan (Nutritional guidance, Strength & Conditioning support, race tactics etc). Contact us for an informal chat about the best options for you.

What if I want to stop or pause the coaching due to personal circumstances?

We understand that personal circumstances change frequently. There are no cancellation fees to our coaching packages, and no minimum contracts. We just ask for 30 days notice in order to cancel the following month’s coaching.

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Track is Back! From Thursday 15th April for 5 weeks.

All U18 accredited riders welcome.

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Happy place... safety briefing, covid precautions, ride on!! @shrigleyhallhotel ...

Some late night, transatlantic coaching conferencing, every day is a school day. #coaching #coachinglife #cycling #triathlon #triathlete #personaldevelopment ...

Integrity and honesty. Two traits we value above and beyond all others when we build our client/coach relationships.

As coaches, we are always listening, learning and developing ourselves. Building on existing qualifications, looking for areas to develop and recognising when we need to look outside our own resources.

Whilst £ doesn’t make the perfect coach or personal trainer, our investment into our time and personal development is continuous, looking for the best courses and providers to enhance our services.

Need to check a qualification? You’ll find Coach James on the British cycling coaches directory, or visit our website to find out a little more about who we are #integrity #honesty #cycling #britishcycling #coachinglife

What else would@you do on a very windy and damp Saturday? Massive thanks to @shrigleyhallhotel for the loan of the carpark. #trainingmotivation #youthdevelopment #talentdevelopment #olympicdreams ...

We are super excited to welcome Lily Brindle to JR Coaching, an amazing strong endurance rider, with ambitions of riding at world tour level. Coming from a successful BMX background, Lily is a focussed, dedicated, and passionate young lady, clearly determined to progress and we can’t wait to work with her on this journey towards her goals. #cyclinggoals #cycling #thisgirlcan #cyclinglife #ciclismo #cyclecoaching #talent ...

It sometimes just takes one session, one moment, to remember how amazing you are. This young lady can and will be back on her TT bike by the end of the year, following a few difficult years away from her bike for various reasons. Working with Claire on balancing nutrition around working from home and training, off bike core strength development and a bespoke weekly training plan to ensure she doesn’t fall back into old habits of doing too much too soon, the fitness, strength and weight management is all coming together to produce one committed athlete. It’s in there somewhere, for everyone. Your spark, your moment that makes you remember you can do it! INSPIRE CHALLENGE ACHIEVE #thesegirlscan #womeninspiringwomen #cycling #cyclecoaching #personaltrainer #nutrition #balance #lifebehindbars #timetrialbike ...

Congratulations to Lola Ellis and Anna Whitworth Hay, in their selection to guest with the Great Britain Cycling Team Apprentice program for 2021.

Anna will be working on the Sprint Program, having displayed some outstanding sprint qualities and skills throughout 2020, and Lola will be developing her already strong endurance talents, with both riders having stuck to their training and development plans in 2020, as well as attending RSR sessions, and showing both on and off bike commitment throughout then difficult year that was 2020.

We are super proud of you both and look forward to your next stages of development through GBCT.

James & Claire
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Welcome @holl_james to James Roberts coaching Ltd. Here’s what Holly had to say about choosing us as a coaching company. “I chose James Roberts Coaching because I wanted to maximise my potential and push my boundaries. The level of coaching provided is high quality and constructive to enable you to tweak any areas that require improvement.

I want to ride at the highest level I can and really learn a lot from everyone around me being new to the sport. I want to work hard for myself and my team!

I’m looking forward to being able to do my first race and make some new friends in the sport”.
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