A NOTE FROM THE COACH
It's been incredible to see the transformation in Phoebe. When she first arrived at the Njinga Lab, she was so apprehensive and anti-cycling. I knew when I met her that we just had to find what motivated Phoebe. Without pushing her, we just kept encouraging her and giving her loads of support. In fact, our entire coaching team played a big role in growing her confidence and, within a month, she started losing weight and gaining leg strength.
I remember setting a power sprint challenge at the end of the training session when all the riders were fatigued and asked them to go ‘one step deeper’ and give me everything! Wow, Phoebe stepped up. And from that day forward, I noticed we had ignited a fire within her. She loved being challenged and particularly enjoyed the short power sprints at the end of the group training sessions. She was fast realising she was a natural sprinter on the Wattbike.
Her journey with Njinga has been nothing short of inspirational. From losing so much weight to making the All Time Njinga leaderboard for FTP Improver, the Njinga Peak Power leaderboard, and then winning the Njinga World Championships. It’s been a remarkable ride for Phoebe and we're so pleased to see her thriving with our Njinga community. She is a happy, confident rider now, and her desire to win and even challenge the boys is testament to her gritty determination.
Finally, I am so proud to see the entire Team Richards family still training with Njinga.
– Togo Keynes, Head Performance Coach at Njinga Cycling Academy