The PBscience team recently contributed to the book Performance Cycling: the Science of Success, edited by Dr James Hopker and Dr Simon Jobson. Dan and Helen co-authored a chapter entitled Training with heart rate and power while Helen also contributed a chapter on Coach-athlete relationships. If you want to learn more about the PBscience coaching philosophy this is a good place to start.

All the PBscience team are sport scientists with experience in competition, a rare combination that enables delivery of the right answers to the appropriate questions across training, performance and nutrition. Our coaching is based on evidence based best-practise and we believe in educating the athletes we work with on the whys as well as the whats of the training and athletic preparation we advise on.

Dan-Henchy-is-assistant-coach-at-pbscienceDan Henchy is the owner of PBscience having gradually taken on a bigger and bigger role since starting with PBscience in 2008/9 as work experience while studying for his MSc in Applied Exercise Physiology at the University of Brighton.  Dan remains involved in the sports science academic world as he studies part time for a PhD in heart rate variability and how it relates to athletic performance. His own sporting interests are varied, with recent seasons seeing involvement in road racing, time trials, running, duathlon and triathlon races as and when they fit around his coaching commitments. You can read more about Dan's coaching philosophy, his coaching activity and PhD studies on the PBscience blog. Feel free to email Dan if you have any queries about the services PBscience offer or if you want to discuss signing up for one of our coaching packages or training plans. Dan was recently interviewed by Cycling Weekly about his coaching background and philosophy, you can read the article here - Cycling Weekly Coaching Matters with Dan Henchy.



An Ironman triathlete turned time-triallist and yoga enthusiast, Oli Roberts is Level Two triathlon coach and fitness writer. Over the past 10 years he's created training programmes for the Race for Life 5K series, had three training manuals published and coached athletes of all abilities - from novices to national champions, world championship contenders and a national Ironman record holder. Starting as sub-editor at Runner's World Oli is probably now best known for providing training programmes for Cycling Weekly and the new Cycling Fitness magazine


 The Founder!

Helen stepped down from a formal role with PBscience in 2013 after building the company from it's origins within the University of Brighton. You could say that once a coach always a coach and Helen remains involved in coaching in a more holistic fashion with her new venture Mind Body Dialogue


With a BSc (Hons) Sport Science and a PhD in Exercise Physiology, Helen Carter is the founder of PBscience and responsible for establishing the ethos adopted by the whole team. Since completing her PhD in 1998, she has continued to research in the area of endurance performance – her specialism being laboratory assessment of endurance fitness and the physiology of training. A British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Accredited physiologist, Helen has presented her work to audiences across the world. She has published over 30 papers in the scientific literature and currently reviews of 7 international science journals. She is a qualified British Cycling Coach and a member of the Association of Cycling Coaches