Dynamo Events Cycling Coach
Dynamo Events is excited to announce the services of Cycling Coach Stephen Cox, delivering individualised coaching programmes for riders of all ages and abilities.
Stephen has been involved in cycling since 1968 and has an impressive record. He was a New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth cycling representative from 1976 to 1988 plus he was the national women’s coach for two years.
A coaching programme from Stephen will be personalised to your needs whether you want to build your fitness to participate in a fun ride, set a personal best or improve competitively. Stephen will:
- Develop a programme with emphasis on what is best for you – no template programmes
- Work with a limited number of people to ensure you receive the personal attention you deserve
- Assist you with setting realistic key targets and goals
- Listen and understand your training objectives to develop your tailored programme
- Train you to ‘think’ and ‘understand’ what your body is telling you
When you engage Stephen as your coach you will have the reassurance of knowing the training programme has been developed solely for you.
PERSONAL PROGRAMME – $125 + GST per month
- Initial 2 hour consultation
- Personal meeting and programme delivered every month
- Unlimited phone / email contact (during work hours)
- Opportunities for additional one on one sessions
- Discounts on Dynamo Racing gear
- Discounted entry to Dynamo Events
Off the track: Stephen Cox
Stephen’s involvement in cycling began at 12 years of age and by 16 he had won two New Zealand titles. Over the next 12 years he won another 32 National Championship medals between the various Road and Track events. While he was regarded as a road cyclist, Stephen also represented New Zealand on the track in his early years.
Stephen first represented New Zealand in 1976 at the age of 20 and competed in his final event in the New Zealand jersey in 1988, when he won the Tour of New Caledonia. He competed at three Commonwealth Games – 1978, 1982 and 1986 – and was selected for two Olympic Games, 1980 and 1984, but did not ride at the 1980 Olympics to due to the boycott.
With success covering every major event in New Zealand Stephen made a strong name for himself in the cyclng community, especially with wins in the Dulux, Southland, Waikato and Northland Tours, and winner of the 1982 National Road Title and runner up in this event on six other occasions.
One of Stephen’s most memorable victories was in the 1982 Graffton to Inverell Race in Australia where he dominated the race throughout, winning the King of the Mountain (KOM) section of the race and then out sprinting the remaining riders to win the overall race.
Stephen began coaching while still racing and after retiring from competitive cycling he was appointed the National Womens coaching role in 1990. Stephen was the personal coach for Michelle Gammie – National 3000m Individual Pursuit Champion and Dean Peterken – National Road Champion 1991.
Stephen returned to personal coaching in 2010 after being approached by a couple of keen cyclists who were relatively new to the sport and were not convinced that their current training programmes were working for them. There is no substitute for experience and Stephen has been there and won that when it comes to cycling, with over 40 years in the sport as a cyclist, coach and race promoter.