Meet the Coaches

Sophie Straw and Adam Duggleby

Adam Duggleby MBE

As a life long cyclist Adam has competed across many disciplines including track, time trials, road races and grass track as well as being a member of the GB Paracycling team as a tandem pilot.
He competed at the Rio Paralympics and won two golds and a bronze with Visually impaired partner Steve Bate and a Silver in Tokyo 2021.

Adam’s passion for cycling is predominantly for Time Trialling. He has competed across almost all distances and had medals in the 10,50,100,12hr CTT time trial national championships. Adam has also competed in National road series events and gained top 10 places on a number of occasions in both circuit races and road races. On top of that Adam is a keen track rider and won the National Scratch race in 2012 and regularly competes and wins at the Manchester track league against the GB academy.

Adam has coached riders over the last 5 years. It started small and as coached riders improved, many more riders came forward to ask for coaching. He has completed the British Cycling Level 3 Road and Time Trials coaching course (highest level).

From £120 p/m

Sophie Straw

Sophie works as a Physiologist for British Triathlon and supports the Olympic programme on a national level, predominantly supporting athletes in the Leeds centre. She has both a BSc and MRes in Sport and Exercise Science achieving First Class Honours and Distinction, respectively. Her MRes focused on heat acclimation protocols in Paralympic cyclists which she completed whilst working full time as a Physiologist for British Cycling. She is a keen amateur cyclist and regularly spends upwards of 12 hours a week riding on the Zwift platform!

As a Physiologist for British Cycling Sophie was responsible for the physiological testing across the entire Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programme. Now a Physiologist with British Triathlon, she spends time regularly testing athletes across all the disciplines of triathlon. Much of her time is also spent working with coaches, analysing training and inputting her thoughts and ideas on how to train more effectively.

She is almost qualified as an ABCC coach and is looking to coach triathletes and cyclists with her deep breadth of knowledge from both sports. Sophie undertakes all the physiology testing for ADDFORM.

From £100 p/m