Coach: Richard Rollinson

Hi, My name is Richard, I am a TrainingPeaks level 2 and ABCC Level 3 Cycling Coach and I would love to help you become a faster cyclist, whether you are looking to finish your first sportive or target a national title, I have the tools and experience to help you get to where you want to be through smarter training to make more effective use of your time. 

I have always been focused on the technical aspects of the sport, with skills, equipment and later as I started coaching; the data side. I mainly focus on coaching sportive, road racing, time trial, criterium, MTB and CX and have successfully helped riders achieve their goals in; Ride London 100, Etape du Tour, Maratona dles Dolomites and La Marmotte.

My achievements as an athlete include; multiple wins in elite level criterium and time trail races as well as racing for many trade teams on the UCI road race calendar at 2.2 level in the Tour of Southland and Tour of Wellington. I also raced in the UK national MTB series.


My journey as an athlete started when I got the bug for Mountain Biking in 1994, as my passion for terrain and tech started and grew until I started racing in 1997. That first race was a DNF and I faced a choice of saying this was not for me, or growing. I overcame this through believing I could be stronger and faster and continued to chase my goals in MTB and later as I switched to road.

I achieved my results while working full time and unsociable hours. I use this experience to manage the training schedules of the busy lives of the riders that I coach.

The athletes that I enjoy working with the most are riders who want to improve their times or results to move up to the next racing category. The biggest kick I get out of coaching is when an athlete trusts in my tried and tested training principles and processes, is patient, sees the value in effective communication and puts in the hard work required to get to the next level and can then look back once goals have been achieved to understand how the process got them there. Seeing when an athlete finds success in this way and knows what works, brings both the athlete and also myself further motivation to build for future success.

Riders that I have coached have won; Norwegian Masters National Road Race Championship, Cayman Islands TT Championship twice and Cayman Islands Road Race Championship. I have also coached riders to qualify for the Island Games in road and MTB as well as countless masters riders to represent their country in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. I was also the New Zealand National under 19 road cycling squad coach.

I also follow a training plan similar to CPT Cycling coached riders on an ongoing basis and also take part in Gran Fondo events. I still enjoy riding and pushing myself as much as ever and this gives me a very relevant perspective to how coached riders feel in training, to experience this myself continually.

Coach's WKO5 Charts

WKO5 is the analytical software used by CPT Cycling to track your progress through advanced metrics and to plan individualised targets. If you use WKO5 to monitor your own progress and want to see the charts created by WKO5 future works tester; coach Richard, dashboards can be downloaded below for free. All charts contain a description on how and what to use them for. If you do not have WKO5, you can download it here. Cycling data analysis progresses and evolves, so these files are updated on an ongoing basis. You can also get updates on charts in the CPT Cycling Newsletter.

Coached Rider Profiles

Sven Callaerts

CPT Cycling Coached; Sven Callaerts

Nationality: Belgium

Located: Skien, Norway

Started Cycling: 2008

CPT Cycling Coached since: 2016

Occupation: Software Developer

Current Cycling Disciplines:

  • Road Racing
  • Time Trial
  • Cyclocross

Also enjoys: XC Skiing

Racing Highlights:

  • 1st in age group, TT stage of Wallonie tour, Belgium 2019
  • 3rd at Norway Masters Road Race National Championships 2021

Power Meter of choice: InfoCrank

I always provide as much relevant feedback on a workout as I can. Something your coach appreciates and gives him an idea about the workload and how I am handling it.  In return my coach provides feedback on the workout results and how they are related to my feedback. A bad result on a workout has always a good reason. I learned a lot about TSS and CTL and how to pay attention to it both when not working hard enough and pushing too hard. 

Grant McKay

CPT Cycling Coached; Grant Woodthorpe

Nationality: British

Located: Teddington, UK

Started Cycling: 2014

CPT Cycling Coached since: 2015

Occupation: Retired Trading Director, advertising

Current Cycling Disciplines:

  • Time Trial

Also enjoys: Snowboarding

Racing Highlights:

  • 4th in age group, Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Time Trial 2019 and 2023
  • 2nd in age group, British National 10 mile Time Trial Championship 2019

Power Meter of choice: Rotor

Richard moved me from 4th cat to 2nd cat in the same season.  Richard has been instrumental in that rise with almost every metric you can think of improving dramatically.  Richard is also hugely adaptable - I switched from road racing to time trialling after a particularly nasty crash and without missing a beat, Richard has got me into a position where I'm regularly on the podium in races and have also gone below 20 minutes for a 10 mile TT within 6 months.  I could not have achieved to date what I have done without my coach.


Mangiola Pasquale

Nationality: Italian

Located: Pellaro, Italy

Started Cycling: 2014

CPT Cycling Coached since: 2014

Occupation: Optician

Current Cycling Disciplines:

  • Criterium
  • Road Racing
  • Gran Fondo

Also enjoys: Strength Training

Racing Highlights:

  • 1st in age group, Reggio Bova Oliveto Road Race 2018
  • Top 20 in age group at Grand Fondo Strada Bianche 2018

Power Meter of choice: Garmin Vector 3

Richard is a great coach. At the time of starting I was thinking that Strava Kom's was the metric that makes me a strong cyclist unfortunately that's not true, racing is different. With Richard I covered training most of the aspects of road cycling. I raced Gran Fondo's and have strengths to finish in top 20 age and top 100 overall in Gran Fondo Stade Bianche with 4000 people at the start, learn to manage fatigue, nutrition, mental toughness. Then I decided to race criterium and Within season Richard changed my strengths to be focused on those races very different from Gran Fondo's. 2020 Unexpected challenge was to be able to Race indoor on Zwift with the same strengths as outside. if you have the will of really change and improve Hire Richard Rollinson.

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