Our Leaders

Meet our dedicated Zwift ride leaders at Team CLS.

Alain Smets (Legs)
Location: Belgium

A long standing strong Team CLS leader who will help out covering leads in any CAT whenever he is needed. IRL he will ride all year round in Belgium in weather most wouldn't dream of going out in. Oh and he's got a great set of Legs!

Andrew Barley (Scooby)
Location: UK

Likes sprinting and short hard efforts around Crit City. Nicknamed ‘Scooby’ - my ears go up when I smile. Good grouping and good banter make good rides. One time yoga teacher, table tennis coach, ultimate frisbee player, hoping to do some adventure biking in the future.

Colin Leiper
Location: UK

If Colin isn't eating up the miles on Zwift he's eating them up on the road Trucking around the country. A super bubbly guy with a fantastic positive approach to life.

Cristian Vuta (Shooter)
Location: Romania

Shooter by name Shooter by nature, Cristian is one of our sneakiest leaders with a ferocious finish to match. Can often be seen leading the B's on Thursday during our HIT training.

David Fisher
Location: USA

David came on board in 2020 and has thrown himself into the Team with real enthusiasm. This is reflected in his leading and his racing. A great find and a privilege to have him on the Team. He always gets involved in the behind the scenes work that goes on as well as we try and develop new ideas.

Debbie Allen (Jester)
Location: UK

Feeling down? Don't worry! If Debbie is on a ride the jokes will be flowing, feel free to give them a score from 1 to 10. As a Red Beacon she will try and build a 2nd Groupetto to finish the course together.

Duncan Smith
Location: UK

Profile information coming soon...

J Paul Blackburn (JP)
Location: UK

I started Zwifting nearly 3 years ago. Initially happy to free ride, then plucked up the courage to join the CLS Tuesday TnT workout and was hooked. Great team spirit the warm welcome instantly made me feel like part of the team and defiantly helped me finish that workout. Still love leading these workouts and the occasional Sunday social CnS rides almost 2 years later.

James Elsey
Location: UK

I develop and maintain the Team CLS website!

Jan van Dijk (Jan de Man)
Location: Holland

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John Harty (Doc)
Location: Ireland

Member of CLS since 2017 but still waiting for a permanent contract! I enjoy seeing the virtual training translating to improvements out on the road. Known for often seeking divine inspiration during tough workouts, having a beige based diet and an unnatural fondness for elephants and crabs! I encourage serious training and serious craic during my beacon rides.

John Hodgson (Ferret)
Location: UK

Team CLS Founder and love leading whenever I get a chance, particularly on Tuesday's climbing workouts. I do tend to type alot when on, so never a dull moment. Another CAPS LOCK lover. See You Down the Road.......'The Ferret'

John Musumeci (Blakey)
Location: UK

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Jon Wakefield
Location: UK

Has a paincave that apparently rivals some nightclubs. N+1 rule also applies to fans.
Team CLS B-52s crew member for WTRL TTT’s and a regular racer.
Labeled as an ‘Astute’ Zwifter by Zwift Insider’s Eric Schlange

Julie Irving
Location: UK

Profile information coming soon...

Kristian Painter
Location: UK

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Ludovic Jost (Pro \\..//)
Location: France

Ludo has been a shining example of how to burst on the CLS scene.......Right from the start he got what the Team is all about, teamwork and helping the rear whenever he can, you might say a true Pro. But watch out he speaks a funny language to keep his moves incognito //??..//--\\ - work that one out !

Marc Mounsey (Marco)
Location: UK

Marco from Tropoja......says 'Good Luck'

Mark Wilding (Beef)
Location: UK

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Matt Healy (Dog)
Location: England

Matt has been us from nearly day dot and is famous for not just his sliders but also for creating the Matterval. A Matterval is for all you strong people out there.......how long dare you drop off the pack before bridging the Gap ! Be careful when it goes wrong you will suffer. Oh and this man can devour a rack of ribs in 30 seconds flat hence the name 'DOG'

Melanie King
Location: USA

A great leader and phenomenal racer who will often stretch her legs on the climbs, watch out !!!

Michael Karski
Location: UK

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Paul Easto
Location: UK

Paul hails from the Scottish Highlands and lays claim to possibly the coldest training venue on Zwift - AKA "The Ice Chamber"! Paul is a competitive triathlete and races regularly up to Ironman distance. He also has passion for the gravel and loves seeking out long and remote routes throughout the UK.

Ssixty Seven
Location: UK

If not leading always helping riders get back off the back. A true Team player.

Thomas Lübbers
Location: Germany

Thomas got addicted to Zwift a couple of years ago and joined shortly thereafter CLS, enjoying their workouts and CLS spirit.. Loves flat routes and riding with all of you.