With four weeks left until we embark on our journey from London to Cannes to support The Legal & General Real Assets Cycle To MIPIM ride for 2018, we’re excited to introduce you to the Therapy Teams that will be supporting the event!
The Legal & General Real Assets Cycle To MIPIM 2018 ride takes places over 6 days, with riders covering 1,500km in total. An epic journey, with each day split into 6 stages, with each stage covering 40-60km. Along with all the training and preparation for the event, each rider is also raising money for Coram. A fantastic charity which works tirelessly, helping vulnerable children to develop their skills and emotional health, to help them find them permanent, loving homes.
2018 will mark our 5th year supporting the event. Throughout the six days, we will have 8 therapists on hand. With 4 therapists working across each of the rides, via Folkestone or Portsmouth. We’re aiming to keep all riders injury and as pain free as possible, until their final destination into Cannes!
Below we take you through the Therapy team, providing you with names, faces, their relevant qualifications and their favourite stretch!
Name: Tierney Maude
Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire
Where do you work? Roadside Therapy Skipton
Qualifications: BSc Sports & Exercise Science (Hons), Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist, Advanced Medical Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulation and Kinesio Taping.
Sporting Background: Originally I’m a swimmer, but after decades spent following a line at the bottom of the pool, I’ve slowly made the transition to running and cycling. I’ve since completed several marathons, triathlons and long distance mountain bike events. I love sport and exercise, so work daily on my mobility (keeping me injury free) and do strength sessions in the gym three times a week.
Favourite Stretch: Obturator Internus Stretch (Great if you’ve been sitting on the bike all day)
Random Fact: I have webbed toes (sorry Megan!)
Advice for MIPIM riders: Pack a foam roller and a trigger point ball. Then find a stretching and mobility session that you’re happy with. Then find 30 – 40 minutes to do it each day after your ride. Not sure what to do – visit our blog that we did with Club Peloton: HERE
Name: Joe Rainey
Where do you work? Remedial Massage Hull
Sporting Background: When I’m not getting achy hands from massaging I’m either cycling, running or in the gym. I’m also partial to a glass of vino and a few pale ales!
Random fact? I like to watch only fools and horses over and over again.
Advice for MIPIM riders: My advice for this year’s MIPIM riders would be to not peak too soon. Try holding your energy back as this is a marathon and not a sprint.
Name: Megan Aitchison
Where do you work? The Soft Tissue Centre at W10
Qualifications: Level 4 Sport Massage, UKA Assistant Coach and BA (Hons) Event Management degree.
Sporting Background: I’ve always been a track runner competing in the 400m and 800m at a National Level. I am also very partial to being out on my bike!
Favourite stretch: Standing hamstring stretch!
Random info: I really can’t stand my feet being touched!
Advice for MIPIM riders: Try to keep a good sleeping routine leading up to the event, this will help throughout your days of riding!
What I’m most looking forward to about MIPIM? This is my first MIPIM so I’m really excited to meet everyone along the way and be a part of a great event!
Name: Luke Maude
Location: Hebden in Grassington, North Yorkshire
Where do you work? Roadside Therapy Skipton
Qualifications: ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist
Sporting Background: I’ve always had keen interest in sport and from a young age have tried my hand at everything from swimming, rugby, golf, cycling to fell running. This lead to a successful few years running at junior level, and I now race at a competitive level in Fell and Mountain Endurance Races.
Favourite Stretch: Pigeon Stretch
Random Info: I 1st swam a mile when I was only six years old.
Advice for MIPIM riders: Eat as much as you can when you can, it’s a long blooming way!
What I’m most looking forward to about MIPIM? The sunshine. To meet some new people and of course the daily baguette.
Name: Gary Jones
Location: Anglesey, Wales
Where do you work? NW1 Strength & Conditioning
Qualifications: Level 3 Sports Massage, Medical Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulation, Level 1 & 2 Rocktape, Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Coach and I’ve nearly Completed my Honours in Nutrition at MNU Uni.
Sporting Background: Have played football for years, not long retired due to the new younger players now being a lot faster then me. I enjoy golf and snowboarding when I have free time.
Favourite Stretch: Lunging Hip Flexor Stretch
Random Info: I have a few metal plates in my jaw!
Advice for MIPIM riders: Make sure you have had a professional bike fitting, it will make a big difference for the long days in the saddle.
What I’m most looking forward to about MIPIM? Seeing a lot of old and new riders and the crew!
Name: Erica Stone
Where do you work? Stone Sports Therapy – my own clinic which is based at Crossfit Leeds.
Qualifications: Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, Level 1&2 Rocktape, BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Science
Sporting Background: I have always played sport and spent years competing in netball, hockey, swimming and athletics. Now I train and compete in Crossfit and also love to get out on my snowboard 🙂
Favourite Stretch: Pigeon Stretch – great for opening up the hips!
Random Info: I am the biggest chocolate fan you will ever meet – I once even had an interview to be a chocolate maker!
Advice for MIPIM riders? Get some miles in before the event and make sure you get plenty of rest the few days leading up to it.
Name: Jen Holloway
Location: Isle of Anglesey
Where do you work? Anglesey Injury Clinic, North Wales
Qualifications: Sports Rehabilitation & Pilates.
Sporting Background: I grew up doing all the sports recommended at school, loved doing team sports, when I left school I lived in Switzerland and worked as a Ski Instructor for a few years. I then went back to University and returned to Hockey. I now live in North Wales where climbing, hiking, running and surfing are my main sports.
Favourite Stretch: Sacro-iliac stretch- sooo good!
Random Info: Sleeping on your side or front gives you wrinkles, you should sleep on your back- a random piece on information a client gave me in 2017.
Advice for MIPIM riders? For me it’s all about the sleep, if you don’t sleep well get into a good bedtime routine like bedtime yoga, mindfulness, reading anything that doesn’t involve electronics and stimulation!
What your most looking forward to about MIPIM? The early starts….just kidding! Meeting lots of new people, helping you get through your challenges and seeing some lovely new scenery!
Name: Claudia Chinnock
Qualifications: I have an ITEC level 3 sports massage, level 3 holistic massage as well as medical acupuncture qualifications.
Sporting Background: I used to box competitively and thus acquired the nickname ‘pocket rocket’ ! Still train in boxing, combined with strength and conditioning.
Favourite Stretch: Pigeon pose.
Advice for MIPIM riders? Having worked on MIPIM previously, I’d say if you can get as much sleep banked up and carb load you’ll be firing on all cylinders!
What your most looking forward to about MIPIM? What I love most about MIPIM is when you come down the coast and see Cannes shining in the distance.
Wondering what The Legal & General Cycle to MIPIM is all about? Watch the video below: