World-class expertise for all riders


Road race coaching is the core of what we do at trainSharp. We have coached 500+ athletes from the highest level of the sport to amateur racers just starting out.

We’re here to guide you from where you are now to where you want to be. From improving your 10-mile TT time to progressing from the domestic scene to the world tour. We are the industry leaders in cycle coaching.

We have coached some of the world’s best from Ben Turner (INEOS Grenadiers), James Shaw (EF Education-Easy Post), Eddie Dunbar (Jayco Alula), and Adam Blythe.

Holistic Approach

We aren’t like most coaches. We will assist you holistically from training, to nutrition, to tech support. We understand the marriage between Man and Machine. We want you to be the fastest you can possibly be.

Gold Standard Testing Protocols

We use only the best equipment in our own dedicated lab. There’s a reason why our facilities are used by some of the world’s best in the sport.

Our Partners

Our Coaches

Chris McNamara

Chris McNamara


A highly esteemed figure in cycling, has an illustrious career as both a rider and coach. From winning stages in renowned events like the Tour of the South to coaching riders at trainSharp since 2013, Chris’s expertise spans from novices to world tour participants. Emphasizing consistency and hard work over innate talent, he continues to excel at the age of 46. As a seasoned tactician in road racing and time trialling, Chris provides real-time guidance to his coached riders, drawing from his extensive racing background to offer invaluable insights for optimal results.

Connor Murphy

Connor Murphy

Sports Scientist

A dedicated full-time coach and sports scientist at trainSharp since 2018, with a BSc and MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Physiology, is a versatile professional. Specialising in time trial and triathlon coaching, he combines practical experience, analytical skills, and scientific knowledge. Published in cycling time trials and a qualified British Cycling level 1 coach, Connor emphasises a holistic approach to performance, with interests in aerodynamics, strength and conditioning, and nutrition. 

Paul Delani

Paul Delani


A cycling enthusiast since 1986, had a prolific junior career, winning the junior divisional road race championships and excelling in races across Sussex, Kent, and Surrey. Quickly earning his 1st cat racing license as a senior, he declined offers from top racing teams, remaining loyal to his local club. In 1991, he showed promise during fitness testing with Louis Passfield, but a bout of Glandular Fever in 1992 hampered his potential on the national stage. Despite this setback, Paul’s passion for cycling persisted, leading him to become a key figure in the early days of trainSharp. Paul manages trainSharp’s day-to-day business operations and coaches riders globally, embodying the spirit of resilience and dedication to the sport.

So Why Choose trainSharp?


We have coached over 50 athletes to pro contracts


Every rider is treated as an individual


We guarantee you will go faster, or your money back


Over 1000 race wins from our athletes


Unrivalled experience and expertise


Tried and tested training proven to make you faster

How Road Race Coaching Works

Step 1

Detailed Consultation

We take time to understand your specific goals, your training history, any health/injury concerns, your lifestyle and your available training time. Using this information, we develop a personalised strategy.

Step 2

Establish a Baseline

We use a Physiological Assessment to determine your current level of fitness, your strengths and your weaknesses. This is used to draw a line in the sand and understand your potential, then used to establish your bespoke training zones.

Step 3

Training begins

Your personal coach will set you up in Today’s Plan and deliver your customised workouts, designed around your lifestyle. Then it’s over to you to put in the work, with your coach always on hand to provide support.

Step 4

Continuing Guidance

Support and feedback continue through email, phone and text as you build towards your goal(s). As you absorb the current training, it will continually progress and push you towards ultimate success.


James Lowsley-Williams – (Hank) GCN

trainSharp are the SKY of coaching, their experience and knowledge is ahead of the curve!

Ian Bibby

I have been coached before, but trainSharp exceed my expectations and really maximised my potential.

Tim Torrie – Vitus Pro Cycling

Absolutely first class coaching. I’ve been coached by trainSharp for 5 years and I wouldn’t look anywhere else!

Josh Golliker (Groupama FDJ)

“trainSharp were always thinking about the next steps for me. They really propelled my career progression”

Howard Shaw

“I have been getting coached by trainSharp for a couple of years now and the proof is in the pudding, never have I had more wins and podiums”

Kim Brown

“trainSharp have been an amazing inspiration to me. From the personalised coaching plan, my power is up, I’m so much stronger. The one to one feedback I have from my coach helps me work on my strengths and reach the goals.”

Bronwen Ewing

“When I started time trailing I felt totally exhausted and frustrated at the lack of improvement and results. I immediately saw big improvements with trainSharp, for a lot less training time.”


How much time do I need to train?

There is no minimum or maximum time requirements for our training packages. We specialise in creating bespoke training plans which cater to your individual requirements. The key here is to ensure the training fits around your current life commitments, in this scenario you are much more likely to adhere to the plan and ultimately improve!

I’m quite new to cycling, do you coach riders like me?

Yes! We coach all athletes, of all abilities, genders and ages. Improving performance is what we do, no matter what the level. Whether you are a complete novice looking to improve fitness or an aspiring pro, we can help.

Do I need heart rate and a power meter?

Yes and no. To get the most out of your training, having both of these pieces of equipment is useful, it will allow for full and comprehensive data analysis and also exercise prescription. However, at trainSharp we are also able to set training without these. Just let us know and we can help.

Who will be my coach?

After your initial consultation and understanding a little more about you, your needs and also your targets. We’ll match you with the best coach for you. Ensuring that your coaches strengths and aligned with your personal requirements.

What happens once I sign up?

Once you have made the decision to start your journey, as above we will match you with a coach. Following this, we’ll ask you to complete a lifestyle audit, to ensure we can set your training to the best of your needs. When we say lifestyle audit, this includes three forms; a coaching questionnaire, an information sheet and also a weekly planner. Completing these should only take around 15 minutes of your time!

I only have a short amount of time available, is coaching worth it for me?

Yes, absolutely! If you are short of time, this is when coaching becomes its most valuable. Just because you are short of time, this doesn’t mean your goals just disappear. Having a trainSharp coach means that every moment you are on the bike, you are training effectively and working towards improving a specific weaknesses. Following a plan in these occasions is imperative, let us guide you to success!

The cost of coaching seems quite expensive, is it worth it for me?

Whilst at a glance, the cost of coaching may seem expensive, but taking a moment to think about it is useful. You may spend £1000s on new wheels or a new bike, they will improve your performance only once, coaching however has the potential to improve your performance by an unlimited amount. Not only this, when you think you may have a daily cup of coffee and a sandwich, or a couple of beers in an evening. This is similar to the cost of coaching, around £5 per day.

I currently use Training Peaks, is this an issue?

No! At trainSharp, we are experts in coaching and cycling related tech. Whatever tech and programmes you currently use, we are happy to help you in ensuring these are all set up with your personal Todays Plan account. Todays Plan is compatible with all the major tech; Garmin, Wahoo, Zwift and Strava to name a few. We are also happy to transfer data where required. Want to stick with Training Peaks or other? Contact us for more information.

Is there a minimum sign up duration?

There is currently no minimum sign up duration. You may have seen that we charge a one off sign-up fee of £120. There are a few reasons for this. Namely it means we don’t have to create minimum sign up durations, so if you need to put your coaching on hold for a period, for injury as an example, that’s no issue. Additionally, it allows us to spend some time setting you up, reviewing data, creating your account and also understanding your requirements in depth.

I have another question that isn’t answered here. Can you help?

Yes of course! We would love to hear from you, please contact us for any further information. Either use the contact us form on our website, send us an email – or give us a call in the office – 01892 577802.

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