Our Leaders

Meet our dedicated Zwift ride leaders at Team CLS.

Adam Hoare (The Beast)
Location: UK

A super strong CLS rider who does most of his IRL training in and a round Derbyshire where there is no such thing as a flat road, and nasty kickrs loom everywhere. If he's in number 1 spot leading you had better be on point.....No he will always follow the calls like we all do but don't make him angry!

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 go a great set of Legs, a Team in joke !

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.

Andrew Dodds (Doddy)
Location: UK

Merino sock wearer (calf length). Lover of clag (aka crunchy peanut butter). Partial to an epic Zwift ride/rebel route. CAPS LOCK user. Team CLS B-52s crew member. A success with the ladies (Libby, Miriam etc..). 🤪

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

Davd came on board in 2020 and has thrown himself into the Team with real enthusism. This is reflected in his leading and his racing. A great find and a priveledge 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. Debbie often helps out on Saturday mornings especially if some fall off the pace where as Red Beacon she will try and build a 2nd Groupetto to finish the course together.

Dennis van den Bosch
Location: The Netherlands

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Duncan Smith
Location: UK

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Gregor Nicodemus (Saggy)
Location: Germany
A no nonsense beacon who can bury you alive.
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 occasionally lead social rides for the team, but I am normally riding to support and backup in the events. I also developed and maintain this 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

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Kenny Gallagher
Location: UK

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Kristian Painter
Location: UK

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Marc Mounsey (Marko)
Location: UK

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Mark Wilding (Beef)
Location: UK

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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.

Phil Stannard
Location: UK

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Rune Endresen-Graneng
Location: Norway

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Ssixty Seven
Location: UK

A regular on Saturday morning, 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. Occasionally leads C groups and desperately tries not to be dropped on B rides. Loves flat routes and riding with all of you.

Дэвид Уоллс (Wallzy)
Location: Wales

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