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Beth Leasure-Hudson is a former bike racer turned coach and pro cycling performance expert. Through her experience and interests, she considers herself a compassionate, science-based teacher offering a comprehensive program in competitive cycling success. Beth also acts as a consultant in various community or sponsor-based projects to broaden cycling awareness, represent brand or marketing interests, and steward resources for cycling causes. Beth is married to recreational cyclist and keen hill descender, Mike Hudson whom she met at a crossroads on a training ride. Their intersected lives are dedicated to serving others.

 

Beth's distinctions include:

 

M.S. Exercise Physiology

B.S. International Studies, European Studies, Institut Européen de Bruxelles

USA Cycling Level 1 Coach *Distinguished

USA Cycling Power-Based Training Certified

SafeSport Certified

 

Research related to the indices of aerobic endurance; physiological characteristics of Grand
Tour riders; psychological characteristics of successful Olympians; coaching effectiveness;
biomechanical considerations of bicycle climbing.

 

Some of Beth's past accomplishments include:

 

Cat 1 rider in the U.S.

International Dames rider in The Netherlands for Team Van Schilt Zuidwesthoek

Provincial Category in France, including men's races for Vélo Sprint Romanais Péageois

La Drome Provincial Champion, France

U.S. Masters National Criterium Champion

Mid-Atlantic Regional Criterium Champion

Colorado State Road, TT, Cyclo-Cross Champion. Best All Around Rider masters women.

Colorado State Mountain Bike Bronze

Founder of Team Spirit, non-profit for pro cycling development

Directeur Sportif, Kelly Benefits Elite Men's Team

Directeur Sportif, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Cycling Teams

Guest Director for Calyon Litespeed, Canadian men's pro team

Guest Director for Team Caico, Colombian-Puerto Rican combined men's pro team

Team Coach for Breast Cancer Awareness Ride Event

Personal Coach for Ride for the Cure Diabetes Event

POWER BASED TRAINING

Beth discovered ways to maximize her abilities while racing
full-time as a category 1/International Category rider for over a decade. She was fortunate to work with excellent mentors and had early access to powermeter technology. She worked her way through the ranks in The Netherlands and France winning several provincial races and placing in a few European classics during tough conditions. Today, Beth is widely recognized as a Power Based Training expert.

 

SERVICES

PERFORMANCE COACHING

Performance Coaching is available to a handful of serious competitors. Beth serves only a few athletes at a time for long-term development. For these comprehensive relationships, specifically tailored and unique-to-the-rider plans are provided with quick access to guidance.

 

This includes training to meet the physiological demands of cycling. Further, we hone your abilities and perceptions to read races and act accordingly. We set up your lifestyle and integrate a support system for performance. Beth’s goal is to help these few reach their utmost potential on and off the bike, and enjoy the process of excellence.

 

Beth has taken riders from novice competitors to professional contracts and to big podiums. The key criteria are a mutual level of commitment and a heartfelt working relationship.

TEAM MANAGEMENT

Team leadership must be knowledgeable, flexible, resourceful and decisive. Beth has a wide range of experience from the role of Directeur Sportive giving tactical instruction on race radio to the role of Founder of an organization for cycling-related projects. From the boardroom to the caravan, she’s been there fighting for rider success and satisfaction and for causes and interests bigger than the race. Beth is working on a new project to support women’s professional cycling. She’s excited about this next opportunity and is coordinating appropriate partner organizations and individuals to create something really special. Ask about how you can be involved in this endeavor!

PERSONAL CONSULTING

Personal Consulting on a short-term basis is available to individuals, teams, and groups. Any level of rider at any level of commitment can use this service to improve performance, which may include a plan and on the bike coaching. From accomplished pros looking for some objective feedback to CEOs looking to improve for a charity ride - efficient, friendly and effective advice is offered.

 

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email: beth@bethleasure.com
phone: 540-532-9644