Ric Stern

Coach

I started cycle racing in 1984, and have raced every year since, competing in a range of events from time trials at all distances from under 1km to 12 hours, criteriums, road races, stage races, sportives, e-races, and competing in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships having qualified for the last two years. In recent years I’ve focussed on road races and e-races, but at some point in the future I’ll probably be persuaded to ride a time trial again!

Having completed a degree in Sport Science in 1998, with 1st Class Honours, and had research published in peer-review in 2008, I started coaching at the end of my degree and became a senior ABCC coach in 2011. I have articles published in a variety of cycling magazines (online and in print) as well as in newspapers, and a variety of non-cycling magazines. My coaching palmares include, Commonwealth Games medals in track endurance, Paralympic medals in track sprint, Paralympic World Cup winners and multiple top 5 placings, multiple top 5 placings in elite Men’s track World Cup, 2nd GC Olympia Tour, elite Men’s Gold at World Championships, National Champions in every traditional cycling discipline (except madison and BMX) and have coached riders on multiple national teams (e.g. USA, Mexico, Israel, GB, Ireland, Australia). In 2017 and 2018 I coached the winner of the ultra endurance cycling event, The Transcontinental Race.

I enjoy coaching men and women, whether they are World Class, or trying to finish their first 100 mile ride. I love cycling and helping people become fitter and enjoying their sport more makes me very happy. Currently, I am attempting to ride my bike every day for 2 years, because there’s no better feeling than making the wheels turn!