Steven Hill - Great Britain Sprint Squad Rider

“Chris coached me as an u14, through to my final year as an u16.  During this period I was selected for the British Cycling Talent Team, progressed onto the National Sprint Squad and won selection onto the Olympic Development Programme.”

“Once on the Olympic Development Programme, I was required to be coached by the National coaches.  I subsequently progressed onto the Olympic Academy Programme as an u23. Throughout this time Chris remained a valuable part of my support network providing advice, guidance and an understanding ear, which clearly demonstrates the regard in which I hold his abilities as a coach and mentor.”

“As well as progressing through British Cycling’s talent programmes, under Chris’s guidance I won numerous regional titles and national championship medals on the track as a youth rider and went onto win National Junior titles and medals at the Junior European Championships.”

“I particularly valued Chris’s hands-on approach to coaching.  We often spent time riding around the track practicing track-craft and tactics, which greatly improved my racing ability. ”

“Without doubt Chris’s hands on approach has stemmed from his own experiences of racing and training internationally, which enables him to deliver a rounded coaching package.”

“As an aspiring world-class rider it was crucial that I had the confidence and trust in Chris’s coaching ability to prepare me for key races and performance goals.  This was something that I never struggled with as my training programmes were delivered with comprehensive explanations as to why we were doing something and how it would contribute to achieving my goals.”

“I have no doubt that Chris’s input significantly contributed to my progression to becoming a full-time athlete on the Great Britain Cycling team and I will always be grateful for the time and effort he invested in me, as without it, I may have fallen short of my goals.”