Coaches

Richard Todd.   Rich is an Advanced Wattbike Practitioner, a Level 2 Gym Instructor, and a Level 3 Fitness & Personal Trainer. Very keen on the benefits of winter training, he and Nick were running circuit training for cyclists some 30 years ago. He has been organising winter training camps in Majorca for over 20 years. Rich is a regular at Dynamic Rides and has somehow become lodged as a regular run leader for the Intermediate Ride. With a background in track, time-trialling, road racing and mountain biking he has first hand experience of the needs of most types of competition. Riding with Nick it is rumoured that at various times they were 6th in the National 100km team time trial, took bronze in the Divsional Team Pursuit, and 9th on the track in the National Team Pursuit. These days, with a lower spine now held together with screws, and with increasing age, his competitive outings are mainly limited to time trials with his club - Birmingham Midland Cycling - of which he is Treasurer.



Nick Selibas.   Nick has been cycling since a youth (known as "schoolboy racing" in his day) riding circuit races at first with a few wins, then 3rd in Birmingham junior divisional champs when we had 40+ racing juniors in division. He went on to progress to a 1st Cat licence then had a number of years off. Now racing as a vet at track, road and cyclo cross. Nick won the National vets champs when it was the VCRA at 20k, and took Bronze in the sprint. Rode with Rich many times in National 4-up TTT when it was a 100km event, and similarly on the track at Divisional and National Team Pursuit. He is an accredited British Cycling Club Coach and an Advanced Wattbike Practitioner, and has several cyclists on individual training plans. Nick ran Wattbike sessions at Friary Grange Lesure Centre for four years, and runs youth training at Curbrough. He is a member and current chairman of Birmingham Midland Cycling club.



Luke Selibas.  Luke has been a competitive cyclist virtually all of his life. At the age of 4 he competed in his first race which he won and from then onwards cycling is all he really knows! He has raced in 6 countries across Europe, become regional champion in his age category and has represented the West Midlands 14 times. He has been using Wattbikes for around five years and has gained a lot of knowledge from this which he has turned into running training sessions and helping clients achieve their goals. En route, Luke has gained qualifications as BETCH level 2 in Sport and Excellence, Gym Instructor, BC level 1 coaching, and has the Advanced Wattbike Practitioner qualification. Luke says " with my passion for coaching and helping to change peoples lives, coupled with my qualifications in sport, I am delighted to have an opportunity to work in the fitness centre."



Phil Todd.   Having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University, Phil is now an Accountant. He is Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Fitness and Personal Trainer, and has the Advanced Wattbike Practitioner qualification. Since obtaining his NPLQ he has also worked as both a Lifeguard and a Gym Instructor. He trains extensively in the pool and in the gym. Cycling-wise, his main interest is riding track and, along with the other coaches here, has taken part in many 12- and 24-hour trackathons. Despite riding rarely on the road, he still beat his dad up Alpe d'Huez and several other Alpine cols the last time they were there.