Alan has been training and racing on Specialized bikes for over 25 years. From riding one of the first Stumpjumpers back in the late 80s to his current race bike, the Specialized S Works Shiv TT, its safe to say he is a fan of the brand. Alan is a Specialized UK ambassador & avid bike hoarder.
When Alan set up his own restaurants he wanted everything to be the best it could be, so naturally he chose La Marzocco machines to deliver incredible coffee. Now as a keen home barista Alan has an optimised set up of Linea Mini in black and a Lux D grinder. After all, we all know performance sport and great coffee go hand in hand.
Alan drives a Volswagen T6, expertly converted by CJL leisure to transport bikes, dogs and athletes in style. CJL offer bespoke conversions and van sales, offering you the opportunity to own your dream VW bus. Quality engineering excellence, fit for function, endorsed by world class athletes.
Janie Turner inspired Alan to use Thermomix, the best kitchen gadget ever! Reliable, brilliant, robust and like an extra pair of hands. Used every day at Performance Chef HQ for smoothies, baking, grinding and cooking. Janie is a cookbook author too and is the ultimate Thermomix expert. Get your Thermomix by contacting Janie @cookwithjanie or her website.
Miele products set the standards for durability, performance, ease of use, energy efficiency, design and service. Since the company was founded in 1899, Miele has remained true to its 'Immer Besser' brand promise. This means that we will do all that we can to be 'forever better' than our competitors and 'forever better' than we already are.
"A man is only as good as his tools." Alan cooks on the Miele induction hob which he trusts to produce outstanding results every time.
Simon Smart of Drag2Zero is one of the pioneers of cycling aerodynamics & wind tunnel testing. Simon designs for Enve wheels and Endura bike clothing - bringing both brands to the forefront of aerodynamic technology. Simon has behind the scenes input into many major race winning performances.
Alan & Vicky both race for Team Drag2Zero and Alan is the official nutritional advisor for the race team riders.
It pays to be part of the pack. Laka is a team that looks out for each other. Our collective cover is made especially for cyclists, for life on and off your bike. Performance Chef is proud to help you get back on the road to recovery should you have an accident, with nutritious protein rich meals to help you mend and repair. Visit Laka for your personalised quote.
"3 Olympic Champions with passion for coffee, this is our new journey, join us for the ride." Founded by Callum Skinner, Phil Hindes and Owain Doull, Five Rings coffee embodies Alan's philosophy of combining performance with flavour. When you are passionate about 2 things; performing at your peak and finding that perfect cup of coffee, then Five Rings is for you.
Alan is team chef for arguably the brightest team in the World Tour - Canyon//Sram. Alan will be cooking for the riders at training camps and races as well as providing bespoke nutritional plans for when the team are training individually at home. Read about Alan joining the team on the link below.
Blue Fuel is a nutrition app project developed in collaboration with Chelsea Football Club. Aimed at team sports athletes, Blue Fuel takes the guess work out of training and match day nutrition. With Performance Chef developed recipes, a range of batch tested sports nutrition products, and an app that adapts to your training and match schedule, Blue Fuel is a complete solution for your team sports performance goals.
Team Oxygenaddict provide the most comprehensive triathlon coaching program for busy age groupers. Highly qualified and experienced triathlon coaching , event specific training plans tailored to individual needs for all triathlon distances, plus, extensive partnerships with other industry experts in nutrition, hydration, aerodynamics and bike fitting, yoga and Heart Rate Variability. We advise a number of athletes on the team and are always impressed with the attention to detail on their training programmes.