Michael Bray

Coach

Highest/most relevant qualification

MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology / ABCC Level 3 Cycling Coach

Greatest sporting achievement

Winning Rider of the Year and Top Points Scorer Awards in my first year for my current racing team, Geared UP CNC Cycles RT

Greatest coaching achievement

Having coached riders fill the entire podium at the Lincolnshire Cyclocross League.

Why coaching?

I love seeing progress. As an athlete, you only have the opportunity to see progress within yourself; as a coach, I can see progress in hundreds of athletes over the course of a few years.

Most influential factor on coaching methodology/style

The fundamentals of sports physiology. Particularly, I place big emphasis on aerobic efficiency in most athletes, through building excellent lactate clearance capacities.

Location

Leeds, West Yorkshire