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SYSTEM OF A CYCLIST

LONGEVITY OF LIFE

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BETTER, MORE COMFORTABLE, FIND IT EASIER?

SPORT IS FUN AND HEALTHY

I CAN HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOU, SO YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF LIFE.

STARTING WITH A CONSULTATION WE CAN WORK ON A SYSTEM TO ENABLE YOU. COVERING ALL ASSOCIATED INTERWOVEN ASPECTS:

FITNESS, MOBILITY, TRAINING, SKILLS, TECHNIQUES, POSITION, EQUIPMENT, RECOVERY, DIET.

SIMPLE PRICING STRUCTURE - £15 / half hour

KEEP UP TO DATE AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/FLITCHBIKESLTD/

CONTACT STUART AT

STUCARMICHAEL40@GMAIL.COM OR 07940 328342

 

 

 

Flitch Bikes Ltd

 

Flitch Bikes Ltd is owned and run by Stuart (aka yoda - thanks T-boy), a competitive cyclist with a long and varied racing background from his teens.

Fifteen years in the fitness industry means Stuarts knowledge of how the body behaves can offer an unparalleled bike fitting service. The culmination of over twenty years of knowledge has now been combined into what we call “System of a Cyclist”.

 
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What is System of a Cyclist?

Refining all influencing factors affecting riding a bike to achieve harmony between bike, body and mind.

Benefits of System of a Cyclist:

  • Improved performance and enjoyment on the bike

  • Better riding - work - life balance

  • Structured time management

  • Healthier mind and body

  • Improved personal ambiance and happier lifestyle

  • Longevity of life.

What next?

  • Contact Stuart at Flitch Bikes to arrange your first consultation by phone - 07940 328342 or email - stucarmichael40@gmail.com

How much will it cost?

  • We run a simple pricing structure for all Flitch Bikes services - £15 / half hour.

To good to be true?

  • Anything is possible with the correct approach. The application of a well researched plan can have many small but significant gains. With support and management from Flitch Bikes anyone can improve using the principles from ‘System of a Cyclist’.

Flitch Bikes Ltd
HAS MOVED AND NOW IS WORKSHOPPED BASED

STUART WILL COLLECT AND RETURN BIKES TO YOU AT A MUTUALLY CONVENIENT TIME.

BICYCLE SALES ARE STILL AVAILABLE AS WELL AS CUSTOM BUILDS AND SERVICING.

 

07940 328342

stucarmichael40@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/flitchbikesltd

 

Opening Hours-

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,  9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

 Training  - contact Stuart for cycle coaching and guiding etc.

Stuart offers nearly twenty years of accumulated knowledge when you book a bike fit at Flitch Bikes Ltd. He has been bike fitting for over ten years using a system now replicated by other more expensive computer generated options.

Stuarts approach is based on a grounding in personal training taking each body on its individual merit, taking time with the client to gain a knowledge of their bodies history, injuries and characteristics. This is then applied, alongside experience in racing from MTB to TT to Road to longer cycling adventures and all the little differences these offer up, to work with the cyclist to achieve a comfortable effective position on the bike for their chosen goals and ambitions.

Advice is also given to the client on what can be done off the bike to help with comfort and efficiency on the bike.

Fitting needs to be booked for approximately 1 1/2 hour slots in the week at a cost of only £75.00, contact Stuart to arrange an appointment at your home.

Flitch Bikes is a result of Stuarts passion for competition combined with his lifes experience spanning just over twenty years.

Stuarts working life started as a work jockey riding Point to Point horses. Here his first experience of the importance of putting down a good foundation of steadily built up endurance before adding in speed and threshold work with racehorses supported his own personal sporting endeavours at the time competing regularly at the National Tetrathlon Championships from the age of 16 to 21 and making it onto the British Modern Pentathlon squad.

Working at the Flitch Fitness centre for approximately sixteen years Stuart became aware these same principles can be applied to sportspeople as well as racehorses. The personal training and coaching with a wide variety of clients gave invaluable experience. This was also a constant testing ground for different ideas and training principles, with some programmes lasting six to eight months to complete, before applying them with various clients such as Rugby players, World Championship level Water Skiers and weight loss clients; one such who went from 21stone to cycling Lands End to John O Groats within two years.

During this period Stuart developed from Tetrathlon to a successful Triathlete gaining local sponsorship regularly achieving top ten results though out southern England. This led to the opening of Flitch Run and Bike tri’ shop which soon developed into Flitch Bikes taking over the gym business during the boom of cycling before the Internet changed how the consumer shops.

Stuart now races successfully Mountain Biking and Time Trialling achieving top five results in the Anglia region while working Flitch Bikes as a cycle workshop and the development of ‘System of a Cyclist’.

 

Mountain Bike race reports from Flitch Bikes Ltd

The sun came out on Flitch Bikes Ltd team riders Alex Kings and Stuart Carmichael this Sunday 30th October when they raced with 250 other keen Mountain Bike riders at the Kings Lynn Cycling Club and Revel Outdoors first round of four Winter Series.

The six mile Santon Downham course comprised mainly of sweeping, whooping and bumpy single track linked up with sections of fire road ment that a good start was vital to stand any chance of a competitive finish as overtaking opportunities were hard fought.

Both Alex and Stuart made it out front from the gun in their one and a half hour plus the lap you are on races. As the race settled down Alex consolidated third spot by ten minutes to get his first podium finish in his fledgling MTB career racing as a Junior.

In the Vets race Stuart was exchanging first, second and third with two other riders for the whole event which was shaping up to be a sprint finish until a collision with another racer took him out of the running on the last lap to finish sixth.

 

Sunday the 15thJanuary in Therford Forest Brandon was just nudging above freezing with a steady mizzle falling trying its best to become rain. The ground was frozen causing ice to form on its surface. Surely ideal Mountain Bike Racing conditions in any madmans book. Well about 200 mad man and women thought so for the third round of the Kings Lynn Revel Outdoors Winter Mtb Series!

Locally Alex Kings (junior male 1.5hrs) and Stuart Carmichael (vet male 1.5hrs) from Flitch Bikes Ltd and Sally Watts (senior female 3hr) from Tee Boy Racing were amongst those taking part.

The six mile lap was already well cut up on the twisty singletrack through the trees by the 3hour racers before the 1.5 hour competitiors started, causing a fair amount of tree hugging with the tough bike control! On the more open sections of the race lap ice had formed with water on top creating further mayhem. After one lap all riders looked like they had just climbed out of a primevil swamp!

Alex Kings battled hard in his first race in such conditions but suffered with the freezing conditions to come in 6th. Stuart Carmichael, a more seasoned winter racer coped better achieving a series best of 2nd after a close fought battle for first over the last two laps. Sally Watts had an amazing result in her second ever MTB race also coming 2nd in her class!