Welcome! RIDEANDRACE is about the bicycle and our own physical and mental strength, ultra-endurance and adventure cycling, creating a connection, building long-term fitness, and helping cyclists become a better version of themselves.
RIDEANDRACE training solutions - coaching, tailored plans and pre-built plans are for the beginner, intermediate competitive and non-racer, and primarily for ultra-endurance/distance formats such as 12 and 24 hours, 1000 km self-supported and semi supported, multi-day stage and single-day racing and does extend to the shorter road, gravel and mountain bike formats. Whether you want to prepare for a ride or race, or improve your physical and mental health through cycling RIDEANDRACE can help you. All accomplishments start with a decision to try. Let's get started!
“I really can't find the words to express how much working with a coach has changed my life. Rafeeq made me realize anything, not just finishing an ultra-endurance mountain bike race is attainable. Without his help I would not be the person I am today. My goal event was the Munga, an ultra endurance mountain bike race across a semi desert located in South Africa in the midst of summer. For 12 months I trained with Rafeeq from RIDEANDRACE and this is the first time in my life that I used a structured training plan and worked with a coach. Each session had a specific aim in preparing me for the race. I went into the event mentally and physically prepared for everything and despite it being a challenging event I felt strong throughout."
Sarah Atmore, Ultra-endurance Cyclist, Cape Town, South Africa
“Thank you, Rafeeq, for your cycle training programs coupled with regular positive feedback provided with my road cycling training plans over the last 3 months. The improvement in power, lower heart rate, and general wellbeing are a direct result of your easy and simple to follow plans accessible on my TrainingPeaks. I am proud to be a RIDEANDRACE athlete at the youthful age of 56 years, I am looking forward to continued improvements with guidance from you."
Mark Derecourt, Road Cyclist, Perth, Western Australia
Hi! I am Rafeeq, founder of RIDEANDRACE, and I help ultra-endurance/distance cyclists train (effectively) more efficiently. I offer a holistic approach, the person comes first and not the athlete; the human element is the most important thing when helping a you achieve your goal.
I have a particular interest and expertise in solo ultra-distance and adventure cycling. However, I don't know all the answers, I understand the science of cycling and endurance as best as I can through research and continued learning.
What I do know is that consistency is essential, and real improvements take time; I am in it for the long haul when you work with me.