Ambassador Athletes

Performance Chef is working with a number of World class athletes to offer nutritional support & guidance
through every phase of the training and racing programme.

Hayley Simmonds

Reigning National time trial champion over 10, 25 and 100miles. National records of 18:36 (10miles), 49:20 (25miles), 1:42 (50miles). 2 times World Cycling Championships representative (2015 and 2016) for GB. Narrowly missed out on a spot on the Rio Olympic team despite winning the British Championships. Closed her 2016 season 2nd place at prestigious Chrono des Nations. 




Andrew Butchart

Scottish record holder in the 3,000 (7:37) and 5,000m (13:08). Olympic finalist in the 5,000m at the 2016 Rio games, his first Olympic appearance. In 2016 he also won the London 10,000m on the roads. Andy’s strength is that he is an inquisitive athlete and keen to learn. He sees his achievements so far as just a start and is working towards bigger things on the horizon. See him in action in the 5,000m at the World Athletic Championships this August.





 Charlotte Taylor

Lightweight rower for the British Rowing team. 2015 European Champion and World silver medallist. In 2016 Charlotte won the British Olympic trials to earn her place in the boat for the Rio Olympics. Charlotte’s career is continuing it’s upwards trajectory in this next Olympic cycle. 


British Rowing


Charlie Grice

Rio Olympic 1500m finallist. Progression from English schools champion in 2010/2011 to 3 time national senior 1500m champion (2014/2015/2016). Accolades include Youth Olympic Games 1000m bronze medallist (2010), European U23 championships 1500m silver medallist (2013), Commonwealth Games finallist 1500m (2014), World Championships 9th place (2015). Personal Bests of 1:45:53 800m, 3:33:60 1500m, 3:52:64 mile set in 2016.



Tracy Barlow

Tracy is a rising star in the marathon world, impressively running faster in each successive marathon she runs. Her greatest performance to date came in the 2017 London Marathon where she finished 3rd Brit, setting a PB of 2:30 and qualifying for the World Athletics Championships in the process. Tracy still has a lot of untapped potential and with her impeccably professional approach she will keep on getting faster. Look out for her on the roads of London on August 6th in the World championships.


Kieron Davies

A full time primary school teacher with a busy young family Kieron also enjoys riding his bike quickly in his spare time. Kieron's won numerous Welsh titles at 10, 25 and 50 miles including Welsh records of 18:36 and 1:39:16 for 10 and 50 miles. The 2017 season saw him record three 45 minute rides for 25 miles, a 2nd place at the national 50 and winning the national 100. With a very supportive team, Kieron wishes to retain his 100 mile title and place better in the 25 and 50 championships or the 2018 season. Who knows, maybe even a 12hr attempt if allowed to ride his bike a little more often!  


Julia Shaw

Julia is the most successful amateur female time trialist of recent years. Accolades include British Time Trail Champion, National TT Series champion, BBAR, Champion of Champions and Bidlake award winner. 2016 Highlights include winning the National Circuit Champs and Champion of Champions Beryl Burton Trophy. Career highlights include a Commonwealth Games Bronze medal in Delhi and representing GB at World Champs finishing 17th. Julia is the current competition record holder over 100 miles.


Dan Bigham

As an aerodynamicist Dan is constantly looking for ways to go faster. He applies a meticulous approach to his own training and has enlisted the help of Performance Chef to make sure he is squeezing every watt out. Dan is the epitome of professionalism in his search for performance gains. So far in 2017 he has taken home 3 national titles on the track - the Individual pursuit, the kilo and team time trial. Out on the roads he is 2017 RTTC circuit TT, team TT and 50mile TT national champion. Dan hold PBs of 17:24 (10 mile), 45:32 (25) and 1:36:23 (50) all of which are top 5 times on the all-time lists. 


Kate Allen 

Kate comes from a strong triathlon background as silver and bronze medallist at European AG middle distance championships and 2 time AG champion at Lanzarote 70.3. Having turned her hand to time trialling in 2016, in 2017 Kate won her first National title in the 50mile time trial and came 2nd in the 100 mile TT. With PBs of 20:25 10mile, 50:51 25 and 1:51 50, she is looking to add to her medal haul this summer. Being a busy working mum, Kate started working with Performance Chef after the birth of her first child to get her nutrition back on track. Needless to say time management is critical to success for Kate. 


Matt Bottrill

Multiple National time trial champion winning over 60 championship medals. Personal bests of 17:40 (10mile), 45:43 (25miles) and 1:34:43 (50miles). He is passing on his knowledge through experience based bespoke training plans for cyclists and triathletes as head of Bottrill Performance Coaching. Enjoying new personal challenges as a triathlete. 




Ryan Perry

Ryan dominated the domestic time trial scene in 2016 becoming 3 time National champion (25miles, 50miles, 100miles). He also earned a bronze medal at the British Elite championships faring well against the best of the professional riders consolidating his podium performance from 2015. Ryan will be riding for Team Raleigh pro cycling in 2017.




 Louise Damen

GB endurance runner. Bronze medallist at European U23 championships in 10,000m, 7th place in the marathon at Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. Personal bests of 70:47 for half-marathon and 2:30:00 in the marathon. Performance Chef is fuelling her 100+mile training weeks and she builds towards World Championship qualification. Running editor of Real Buzz


Pedal Heaven

Pedal Heaven Race team are a highly ambitious Pro cycling team that are stepping up to UCI Continental level in 2016.

This is a really exciting partnership for Performance Chef as the Pedal Heaven race team look to progress and develop at UCI Continental level.

The Pedal Heaven Excel Academy had been set up to help riders at grass roots level learn & develop by offering support & guidance at every point of the training and racing process (including food and nutrition) allowing them to excel in the sport that we love. Passion and ambition at every level.