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Ryan Perry sends out a clear signal to the cycling world that he has what it takes by becoming the British 2015 National 25-mile Time Trial Champion.
Captain Ryan Perry is part of the Army Cycling Union (ACU) who provide backing and support to facilitate his desire and drive to fulfil his sporting goals. During his time in the ACU Ryan has been able to compete in various disciplines from MTB, Road and TT, allowing him to gain vital experience on the bike coupled with personally developing a greater understanding about what his body can physically cope with.
Ryan has been working with Dig Deep Coaching Director, Stephen Gallagher, since October 2014 who provides a comprehensive framework and specific approach to his training and racing. With 3rd place in the British Time Trial Championships in June, behind World Tour rider Alex Dowsett, and recent victory in the 25mile TT Championships, Ryan is one of the UK’s leading domestic Time Trialist.
Based mainly in Cyprus during the winter months Ryan was able to benefit from training in a warmer climate along with access to longer climbs allowing him to work on his aerobic engine and refine cadence technique that has been critical in recent victories and performances. Preparation and planning during this period from October to March, coupled with consistent feedback and analysis of training files and power data, has allowed Ryan to focus on daily sessions and track long term progression and make training adaptions were necessary.
During March Ryan pick up a virus which has since influenced his ability to train and recover between racing and training. With this post viral fatigue still prevalent Dig Deep Coaching worked closely with the experts at the Army Elite Sports Clinic to help Ryan recover and manage his training to enable a full recovery along with his continual progression in training and competitions. The work undertaken by the Army Elite Sports Clinic enabled Ryan to manage his illness and allow coaching to be built around his recovery and development.
Changing focus to solely road and time trials enabled Ryan to work on his strengths and juggle the demands of racing and recovery from illness. Moving towards the British Time Trial Championships in June and 25mile TT in August Ryan maximised his ability to ride at a sustained effort and build his threshold power further.
With the combination of support from ACU, sponsors, his team and the strategic and targeted approach to training from Dig Deep Coaching Ryan become one of the revelations of the 2015 British racing scene. The focus remains to continue his development during the rest of 2015 towards the 10 mile TT championships along with the elite road racing. Then it will be time to gain fresh focus and perspective as he prepares this winter for the coming challenges in 2016.
Well done to Ryan on his recent 25-mile TT victory from all the Dig Deep Coaching team and we look forward to the coming months and years ahead.