Team behind the team
Find out more about the team keeping our riders race ready
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
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.
Dr Hayden Allen PhD
Hayden Allen brings his expertise in exercise physiology and performance to Loughborough University, having previously worked with the British Paralympic cycling team and supported professional endurance athletes and teams during his at time in academia at Leeds Beckett University. Hayden gained his PhD in exercise physiology, that drives an evidence-based and scientific approach to training, delivered in an empowering and individualised manner. Your performance development will be enhanced through the synergy with discipline-specific experts, working as a collaborative inter-disciplinary support team.