High Performance Cycling Seminar

Professor Jamie Anderson is an Australian living in Belgium. In addition to his work as a Business School academic he is recognized as one of Europe’s most successful elite Masters cyclists. Jamie has accrued more than 25 race and stage wins in Belgium & internationally, including podiums at four major international multi-day stage races for amateurs. He has been a medallist at the World Masters Games, and has been a multiple podium finisher at UCI Gran Fondo World Series Events. He is currently European Masters Champion in the Individual Time Trial.


In this seminar Jamie will be joined by his coach and former professional cyclist Allan Davis to talk about the path to high performance as a Masters athlete. Topics will include:

  • Goal setting and motivation
  • Balancing work-life pressures
  • Understanding strengths and weaknesses
  • Forging an effective coaching relationship
  • Developing a pragmatic training plan
  • Managing fitness, fatigue and form
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Avoiding injury and over-training
  • Developing race craft and tactical wisdom

The session will be highly interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to schedule individual consultations with Jamie and Allan after the event.

Who should attend?

The seminar is designed for aspiring sportspeople of any age, but will be especially relevant for Masters Cyclists over the age of 35 who are balancing their passion for sport with other work and life pressures.  The content will be relevant for all levels of athlete – from the individual who would simply like to improve fitness and ride their first Granfondo, through to those who aspire to compete at the highest level.

About the Facilitators

Jamie Anderson is an academic, speaker, author and cyclist who returned to competition at the age of forty. Recognised as one of Europe’s best elite amateur Masters Cyclists, Jamie has accrued race podiums at one-day and multi-day international events, including the World Masters Games, Cape Town Cycle Classic, Tour of Good Hope, Tour of Cyprus, Tour of Norway and the Giro Sardinia.