Team behind the team

Find out more about the team keeping our riders race ready

Team Management

Dave Nichols

Dr Dave Nichols PhD

Programme Manager // Lightning Team Manager

Dr Dave Nichols has formerly raced at international level, and has worked as a coach and sport scientist within the WorldTour. He has a PhD in environmental exercise physiology, specializing in the use of heat and altitude to enhance cycling performance

Performance Coaching

Paddy Harrison

Endurance Coach

Paddy is an endurance coach working across the endurance squad and Lightning race team. He is currently completing a PhD in the school of sport, exercise and health sciences examining the  physiological adaptations to training volume and intensity.

Tom Helleman

Endurance Coach

Tom is an endurance coach working across the academy and Lightning race team, and leads the commercial coaching offer at Loughborough. Tom has previously worked as a coach and sport scientist in the WorldTour and brings a wealth of experience to the team. 

Emily Capewell

Track / Sprint Coach

Emily Capewell is a level 2 British cycling track coach and leads our track programme, specializing in sprint disciplines.

Performance Support