Cycling Science - The essentials of cycling physiology and coaching


Are you ready to revolutionize your cycling game? Our dynamic course on Performance Cycling Physiology and Biomechanics is tailor-made for enthusiasts, coaches, health pros, and students who crave peak performance.

Here's what awaits you:

Master the Science: Dive into the nitty-gritty of cycling physiology and biomechanics. We'll demystify technical terms and explore factors like VO2max and muscle power.

Strategic Training: Learn how to structure your training like a pro. From lab testing techniques to real-time performance monitoring, we've got your back.

Periodization Power: Module 3 unveils periodization models that'll turbocharge your cycling. Annual planning? Check. Strength training integration? Double-check.

HIIT Hacks: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is your secret weapon. Discover why it's a game-changer and seamlessly blend it into your routine.

Bike Bliss: Understand cycling biomechanics—the secret sauce to speed. Nail your bike setup, and watch your performance soar.

Load Management Magic: Module 7 keeps you in the sweet spot. Optimize training load without burning out.

Your Winning Blueprint: Create customized cycling-specific training programs. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned rider, we've got the roadmap.

🏁 Ready to pedal toward greatness? Enroll now and let's ride! 🏁

This course is perfect for....

  • Cyclists seeking evidence-based training methods to enhance performance.
  • Cycling coaches interested in exercise physiology and program design.
  • Personal trainers, biokineticists, and physiotherapists aiming to add value for cycling clients.
  • Sports science students exploring applied exercise physiology and program design.

What's in Store for You?

  • Unlock the physiological secrets driving cycling success!
  • Master performance testing and conducting cyclist assessments.
  • Craft training plans with evidence-based periodization techniques.
  • Access a treasure trove of training sessions for future programs.
  • Discover the transformative power of high-intensity interval training for cyclists.
  • Optimize performance with insights into cycling biomechanics and bike setup.
  • Learn to expertly monitor a cyclist's training load for peak performance.
  • Become a cycling program maestro with our comprehensive training!


Each module will have four multiple choice questions. Students will have unlimited attempts to answer these questions. A certificate of completion will be issued once all of the assessments have been completed.


No previous experience and knowledge is required. However, if the learner is familiar with endurance sports- particularly cycling- they will benefit more from the course.


Dr. Jeroen Swart
Dr. Jeroen Swart

Sports Science Institute

Dr Swart is a sports physician and exercise scientist based at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town.

John Wakefield
John Wakefield

National and International success

John has helped guide numerous cyclists to National and International success.

Dr Mike Posthumus
Dr Mike Posthumus

PhD in Exercise Science

Dr Mike Posthumus is a research scientist with a PhD in Exercise Science.

Benoit Capostagno
Benoit Capostagno

BSc degree (cum laude)

Benoit Capostagno completed his BSc degree (cum laude) specialising in the Sport Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch in 2006.



Great course to add to my work as a Biokineticist. Feel like I have learnt alot when it comes to the science behind cycling and prescribing programs. Will definitely be using the knowledge gained in my practice


Thank you so much for putting this short course up! It had contributed so much to my coaching ability. I feel more prepared moving forward and more confident as a cycling coach!

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