About the coach….

You will be hard fetched to find a more enthused and passionate cycling coach than Dave.
Born into a true cycling family, Dave is the son of Arthur Sims, Merseyside time trial champion. Although Dave is widely known for his
Help For Heroes Tour De France ‘Chopper’ ride, he also runs a successful performance coaching company, focussing on fitness & nutrition for road cyclists and triathletes.
Dave has been coaching for over 20 years and is a triple graduate in Nutrition from three universities.

Academic qualifications

Diploma Of Higher Education in Nutrition John Moores University
1st Class Honours BSc Nutrition The University Of Nottingham
Post Graduate Certificate in Nutritional Science University Of Chester

Sporting achievements

Dave has an extensive and varied back ground in cycling, competing in road racing, time trailing, XC mountain biking, CX and international Sportives.

Dave is mostly known for his somewhat eccentric charitable challenges, fund raising for Help For Heroes. Dave famously completed the Tour De France ride in 2015 on his Raleigh Chopper, receiving global press coverage and accolade.

Dave also holds the land speed record on a Chopper (39mph) and in 2017 became the first person to ‘everest’ on a Raleigh Chopper.

The Chopper Story 2014-2017

Etape Du Tour 2014
Land speed record 2014

The Tour De France 2015
Fred Whitton ‘Fat bike’ challenge 2016
Everest Challenge 2017