Already a reasonably fit and regular cyclist, in 2014 I planned to ride the amateur version of the historic Liège-Bastogne-Liège bike race (considered the toughest one-day pro bike race @ 279km/173 miles with over 4400m of vertical ascent).

I worked with Alan on an event-specific programme to focus on work to help my climbing, lose a little weight and strengthen my core. Alan did some assessments and put together a goal-focused plan which worked me really hard over a period of weeks.

I exceeded my target weight by 2 kilos and the combination of weight loss and focused-glute/hamstring work really paid off – I could feel the difference. Riding time was a tough, but enjoyable 10 hours 15 mins!