About Dave Lloyd – “The Coach”
There can be little doubt that Dave is the most experienced Coach in the UK, such is his background and the Track Record he has accumulated in the space of 18 years .. He has done things other coaches have never done and his record speaks for itself.. Dave’s own catch phrase is “AIN’T NO REWIND”
A few examples of Dave’s acumen as a Coach are ….
Dave took on Carole Gandy as a 60 year old who had tried to win the BBAR for TWENTY FIVE YEARS … Her first year with Dave, she won the 100 mile TT Championship and realised her fairy tale when she finally took the BBAR.. The oldest women EVER to do so …..
In Carl Saint’s first year with Dave , he improved beyond belief, when he produced a sub 20 minute 10 mile TT, a sub 50 minute 25 mile TT and did 1.43 for a 50 mile TT and also finished with a Bronze medal in the 50 mile Champs.
Dave helped Andy Fenn from a 12 year old novice into one of the best bike riders in the Pro Ranks and winner of the amateur Paris Roubaix and now one of the “Hard Men” in the “SKY TEAM” !.
He aided Wendy Houvenaghel from a complete Track rookie to National 3,000 metre Pursuit Champion and World Cup Champion in less than a year and then Wendy went on to be World Champion and Olympic Medallist.
Dave helped Chris Carver lose 16 kg in 3 months (without dieting) to realise his ambition to beat the hour for a 25 mile TT when he finished the year with a 56 minute time !! So this proves Dave doesn’t just work with Super Stars … Everyone wants something different.
He also took Kara Chesworth from just another bike rider who had only been riding for 2 years and was a mother of three young children to the Women’s National Road Race Series Winner and also took part in the Commonwealth Games for Wales in the same year.
The list goes on and doesn’t stop growing … Dave is always there for his athletes and gets a bigger buzz now from them doing well than when he was winning just about everything.
You will also pick up on Dave’s complete ENTHUSIASM for this great Sport.
About Dave Lloyd “The Bike Rider”
There is no doubt that Dave is one of the best bike riders Britain has ever produced. He was at home in all aspects of the Sport and excelled in them all too. He had a meteoric rise to fame, riding 4 events in the World Champs in 1971 after only 2 years riding a bike!
He has 220 wins in all types of events to his name.
In Road Races
Dave was the best Amateur in the World in 1972 when he won the “Willam Tell GP” , the amateur 10 day Tour of Swiss stage race. He won this with all the Olympic hopefuls in the field, just before the Olympics in Munich where he unfortunately fell
He was the best professional of the year in Britain in 1974 when he won more races than anyone in the Professional peleton.
He has ridden all the major Classics, such as “Paris Roubaix”, “Tour of Flanders” , “Amstel Gold Race” and “Liege-Bastogne –Liege”.
In Stage Races
Dave’s forte was Stage Racing and he won the “Tour de Suisse” in 1972, “The Girvan 3-day” in 1981, “The Tour of Ulster” in 1982 with several placings in the Professional Stage races , such as the “Tour of Switzerland”, “Paris-Nice” and “Tour of Holland”.
In Time Trials
In 6 years Dave rode 133 Time Trials. Won 125 with worst position of 2nd place just 8 times!
With 97 Course Records and 94 event records… COMPLETELY UNPRECEDENTED !!
Just as one example of Dave’s prowess as a time triallist …I n 1981 Dave won the Isle of Man Time Trial by 7.5 minutes! Who was second? One Laurent Fignon, who went on to win the Tour de France!
On the Track
He was twice the 5,000 metre “National Pursuit Champion” with the Professionals .. He held the 5,000 metre, 10,000 metres and 20,000 metre National Records as well as the National “HOUR RECORD!”.
Dave has won at least 10 Sportive rides with the fastest time overall and has won the “Age Related” best time for the toughest of all Sportives La Marmotte twice.. This goes over the Glandon, the Telegraph, The Galibier and finishes on top of L’Alpe d’Huez – some going for a 63 year old.