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.

Hayden Allen Cycling Coach

Dr Hayden Allen PhD

Endurance Coach

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.

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Performance Support