MEET YOUR COACH: ROB LEE
We’re very fortunate to have one of the top endurance coaches in the world, Rob Lee, partnering with us to make sure that you are ready for anything that The U.P. has to offer. He’s been talking to Todd about the unique challenges of our terrain and has built these training plans on the outstanding TrainingPeaks platform.
ROB THE ATHLETE
Rob raced as an elite category cross country mountain bike athlete throughout the late 90s (ranked No.10 in the UK in 1998) before making a successful transition to solo endurance racing in 2003. He went on to become one of most successful and influential solo endurance racers in the UK. After accumulating an extensive collection of victories in big races in the UK, Europe and Canada, including a Masters 24 hour Solo World Championships title in 2005, he then progressed onto long-distance challenges. Rob was the first rider to complete the infamous South Downs Double unsupported. His palmarès includes victories in road racing, time trial, off-road duathlon, mountain bike cross country, cyclo-cross and mountain bike marathon. In 2013 Rob was inducted into the UK mountain biking Hall of Fame.
ROB THE COACH
Rob started his coaching journey in 1995 as a volunteer skills instructor for West Thames Division of the British Cycling Federation. As his racing progressed other athletes started to seek his advice and he was soon helping others improve their performance. Over the next 20 years Rob has been prolific with his coaching and mentoring activities in many sectors of the cycling industry.
Coach/Mentor to: 1 European Championship Winner, 3 National Championships Winners (including 2 x student championships) Several National Points series race wins, 2 International stage wins and 1 other podium placing, 3 solo 24 hour podiums, 2 solo 12 hour victories, numerous age group and regional level victories, podiums, club records and athlete personal bests in road racing, time trial, cyclo-cross, xco mountain bike, solo endurance mountain bike, downhill mountain bike, triathlon and duathlon.