Blog Archives

Retro PEZ Interview

Retro PEZ Talk: It’s hard to believe that it’s 40 years since UK bike fans read the news that ‘wunderkind’ Dave Lloyd wasn’t going to achieve his dream of riding the Tour de France, in fact, his professional career was

Posted in News

ALL SET FOR 2017 .. YOU CAN GET ALL THIS FROM DAVE !

I am so pleased I took time out to research Frames in 2016 that wouldn’t cost (as does the 2017 SARTO) £5,000 +  .. I finally contacted my old friend Robin Corder from Velotech who I knew imported the CEEPO

Posted in News

PROGRESS WHEEL DEAL …

  If anyone would like an amazing deal on PROGRESS WHEELS before the new year .. Contact Badger Cycles , or Dave Lloyd Complete Coaching at dave@davelloydcoaching.com and quote the name DAVELLOYD15 .. you can get 15% off all PROGRESS

Posted in News

PROGRESS WHEELS COMPLETES THE PACKAGE !!!

Just come back from my first ride on my brand new Progress Phantom Clinchers from Badger Cycles and I have to say , it’s the fastest I’ve been around my morning circuit for MONTHS .. 18mph hasn’t been seen for

Posted in News

MY NEW CEEPO MAMBA … Brilliant Bike …

Well, I’ve done my first proper Sunday “ton”on the CEEPO MAMBA.. What a ride .. Windy but warm.. The Welsh roads were wet , dirty , slippery and green going down London Bridge , but the Mamba handled them all

Posted in News

ABSOLUTE BLACK MAGIC

I have been using Rotor products for years now and will continue using their Rotor Chainset and the best Power meter there is .. ROTOR , but lately I have been wondering about the QXL chainrings and thought I would

Posted in News, Uncategorized

IF YOU CHOOSE DAVE AS YOUR COACH .. THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE GETTING >>>>

If you are looking for a Coach for 2017 you should look NOW if you are going to realise the goals you have for next year ! This is what you get if you go for Dave Lloyd … Worth

Posted in News

SELLING THIS BIKE … BARGAIN !

I am selling this beautiful Sarto Asola as in the pic, but with normal wheels .. It has a Rotor Power Meter and QXL rings and SRAM 11 speed Gruppo .. It’s in great condition and is 55 cm square

Posted in News, Uncategorized

COACHING CERTAINLY PAYS OFF FOR RACHAEL !

Just back from an amazing experience riding the Maratona del Dolomites .. I was taken over by two of my athletes , Grahame and Rachael Coleman .. The GREAT news is that Rachael improved on her 2015 time for the

Posted in News

SPECIAL OFFER FROM DAVE LLOYD COACHING

Anyone joining Dave Lloyd Complete Coaching in March will be able to get a FREE Ramp test with their Consultation if they take on the one to one Coaching  … NB.. This is only for the month of March …

Posted in News

ROTOR NEWS 28th November 2015

It’s very sad to note that Velotech and my mate Robin Corder has had the Rotor agency taken from him by Saddleback for 2016 .. Velotech have reached or exceeded all their quotas and it’s still not enough, I know

Posted in News

NEW BLOG AND EMAIL 11th November 2015

I am going to start using this Blog a lot more now and using this instead of Facebook .. If any of you guys are looking for a Coach or hints and tips , or even the latest in “trick

Posted in News

NEW SERVICE FROM DAVE LLOYD COMPLETE COACHING .. 25th Oct 2015

I have had such a great response from my athletes to my “DAILY RIDES ” I have decided to make this a “SERVICE” to other riders who would like to tap into my 46 years of experience as a bike

Posted in News

Fastest 65 year old up the Col de Joux Plane

I had the pleasure of accompanying Grahame Coleman to Chamonix just a week ago to Coach him for 6 days in the Alps… On the third day , Grahame was ready for a mornings rest , and volunteered to film

Posted in News, Uncategorized

DO YOU WANT THE BEST COACH IN THE UK ?? 20th March 2015

If you’ve wondered what Dave has done as a Coach and not just a Bike Rider ? … Here’s a small part of what Dave has accomplished as a coach in the last 16 years…. If you are looking for

Posted in News, Uncategorized

Karolyn’s a Cracker ! … Monday 16th March 2015

Dave has some new recruits for 2015 and one of them is showing their mettle already .. Karolyn Brown , a Duathlete from Scotland has just had her first two competitions of the year .. Last week she was Second

Posted in News, Uncategorized

DAVE HAS HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE ….

There are some riders who call Dave “old school” and is a very, very, hard task master … Some Coaches also promise that you can be a National Champion on 7 hours per week … Dave would like to think

Posted in News

PLACES WITH DAVE FOR 2015 … Wednesday 17th December 2014 …

I still have about 5 places for my one to one coaching for 2015 and I can only say this must be caused by so many coaches doing things part time or charging a pittance for their “work” .. If

Posted in News

PENSIONER AND NOW GRANDAD !! 29th October 2014

My lovely daughter has just announced she is expecting her first child with her partner James … So a week after becoming a Pensioner I am now going to be a Granpop on May 22nd plus or minus !! You

Posted in News

WELL, IT HAD TO COME … PENSIONER TODAY !!

Thanks so much for all your good wishes on my becoming a PENSIONER (OUCH!!) today … I was determined today to get my usual Sunday 100 miles done at a respectable 17mph and try to get 6,000 ft of climbing

Posted in News, Uncategorized

Year By Year Summary

1969
Began racing.
1970
8 Wins.
1971
20 Wins including Isle of Man Mountain Trail, 25, + Team Time Trial.
1972
Wins the amateur Tour Switzerland; G.P. William Tell; 7th Milk Race; 2nd G.P. Des Nations; chosen for 4 events in Munich Olympic Games; 25 wins.
1973
First year pro for Raleigh with 4 wins. National 50 mile road record (still stands); National 5,000m pursuit champion. 3rd in the Classic Barrachi Trophy two-up time trial with Phil Bayton.
1974
7 Wins, 6 Seconds 5 thirds; Wins Permod Trophy a Best Pro of the Year. National 5,000m pursuit champion.
1975
Based in Holland riding for Peter Posts Raleight Team; 3 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds ; Paris-Nice 14th. Tour De Swiss 13th; Tour of Holland 11th. World Champs 23rd.
1976
Illness forces retirement.
1979
Reverts to Amateur 17 Races - 17 Wins All but 2 in course records. (Manchester Whs 1979 - 1984).
1980
22 Races - 22 Wins - All in course and event records.
1981
31 Races - 30 Wins - 1 Second. Breaks National Track Records at 5,000 - 20,000 and 1 Hour. Breaks National 10 mile record in 19mins 11secs.
1982
29 Races - 27 Wins - 2 Seconds. National 25 Champion. 1st Girvan 3 Day. 4th Manx International TT; Team Time Trial Champions, Classic League Winner.
1983
24 Races - 20 Wins - 4 seconds. National 25 mile champion. Classic League Champion All in course records. 3rd Tour of Peak. National 50 mile record in 1.40.37.
1984
10 Races - 9 Wins - 1 Second. 1st Tour of Ulster 4 day. Retired Mid-Season. 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.

Plus he won the classics:

Isle of Man M.T.T - 5 Times Circuit of the Dales - 5 Times Britannia Trophy - 4 Times Merseyside Invitation T.T. - 4 Times Porthole G.P. - 3 Times Anfield "100" - in 3.47.10.
1985
Professional for 2nd time for Raleigh. 3 wins.
1986
Pro for Birmingham Executive - single rider. 3 wins. 1st Porthole G.P. 1st Britannia Trophy.
1987
Rider / Manager for B.E.A. 5 Man Team. Retired in August.