The Coasters first team squad were put through their paces last week as they gear up for the National League run in!

After Friday’s trip to Torquay was postponed due to the weather, Dave Challinor and his troops took advantage of their extended break with a visit to Cybele Velo in Blackpool.

The ‘Cycling and Performance Hub’, founded by Team GB cyclist and triathlon competitor Scott Leadbetter, aims to enhance the performance of any athlete.

The squad were pushed to the limit in a gruelling training session that replicates the resistance and sensation of riding on the road.

Several of our supporters, set to take part in the charity cycle ride to Wrexham on the final day of the season, have been using the facility as part of their training. 

FISC Chairman and Fylde fan Craig Wilson helped to organise the visit and was impressed with the Coasters squad: “It is the toughest cycling training I have ever done personally.

“The lads all did really well and there were a few stand out performers. Jason Taylor, Sam Stubbs and Zaine Francis-Angol were particularly impressive, however Lewis Montrose was on another level – he would have given Chris Froome a run for his money!

“I’m sure the session has given the lads a mutual respect for the challenge that the supporters face on April 27th with our cycle to Wrexham.”

A big thanks to Scott and the team at Cybelé Velo for all the their help.