About Simon Says Cycling

My name is Simon Kessler and I have loved the sport of cycling from the day I started racing as a 12 year old kid back in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over a 20 year racing and coaching career around the world (6 years as a professional) I have coached and mentored hundreds of cyclists to become better. For some “better” meant breaking their personal records, conquering a famous mountain pass, hanging with the A group or winning their first race.

Now I want to help you become “better”, whatever “better” means to you. I want to be your virtual coach. Each week via my video blog I will be sending you the best I have to offer and it’s totally free. The best training tips, the best strategy, the best ways to achieve peak performance and much more. Look out for great videos on:

  • Training that works and will make you faster
  • Tried and tested nutrition and supplementation that can give you a big edge
  • Smart, cost effective equipment choices that will save your watts
  • The mental side of performance and how to be “in the zone” and at your peak mentally.
  • Cycling strategy – how to ride smart like a pro and outwit stronger riders.
  • Some inspiration for life!

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About Simon Kessler
Simon Kessler CyclingSimon has been involved in competitive cycling as a coach, amateur and professional racer since 1986. As a racer, Simon’s career highlights included 28 professional wins and 17 National Championship victories on both the road and the track. Simon represented South Africa on the international stage in races like: The Tour of Austria, Tour de Langkawi, World Championships, and Common Wealth Games and was African Continental time trial Champion and two times SA Pro road National Champion.

Simon has been coaching for over 15 years and has worked with both everyday cyclists and international pro riders and tri athletes. Contact Simon for more information on coaching packages and training plans: simonsayscycling@gmail.com

Client Testimonials

Daryl Impey Yellow Jersey“After following Simon’s 12-week time trial program for the World Championships my improvements were amazing. I increased my average watts by 55 watts (15% more power) for double the amount of time and at a lower heart rate.

Simon’s ability to believe in you, and make you believe in yourself, goes a really long way in my experience. He understands the commitment cycling takes and understands that everyone is different. I recommend Simon to any athlete who wants to become a better cyclist. Not only is he my coach, but a good friend. Thanks for all your help!”

Daryl Impey Orica Green Edge, Yellow Jersey Tour de France 2013

Dirk Bockel Ironman Melbourne“Simon has been a close friend for many years now- we started to work together officially in 2007 to help me fulfill my Olympic dream. His knowledge in cycling and his passion for the sport is very evident and very motivating for me- therefore I seek his advice for many of my races around the world. Simon is still a great cyclist himself and that helps him to understand my needs when I am out there, or preparing for a big race. His power to motivate me and make me believe in myself is endless and when I chat with him I really see results!

Simon, thanks for all that help over the past years. You are a great coach and a very good friend to me and my family!”

Dirk Bockel Fastest Ironman in the World last 3 years, Winner Ironman Melbourne, Ironman New Zealand, 4th in Ironman Kona World Championships.