Meet the Team

Alpine Cadence : Supported rides for cyclists in the Alps

Alpine Cadence Proprieter : John ThomasJohn Thomas

John is a highly experienced ski teacher running his own winter business in Les Arcs. Married to Carolyn with 2 young daughters, he is a regular cyclosportive rider and member of the Macot la Plagne club.

His passion for riding and racing takes him all over Europe and and John races every year in the Etape du Tour and many other major amateur events. Recent results include 16th place in the the Haute Rout Pyrenees and 10th in the Marmotte Sestriere. On September 11th 2016 he completed 9847m of climbing in a 12 hour period to set a new World Record.  His ski career as a trainer to other instructors has made the transition to cycle coaching a natural one and John is a qualified Level 3 coach with the Association of British Cycling Coaches.


Carolyn Thomas

Carolyn is a regular cyclosportive rider and member of the Macot La Plagne Club. Her success in this male dominated sport has been impressive as is her cooking and hospitality at our chalet base in Bellentre. Carolyn is a regular guide on out trips and is currently pursuing her cycle coaching qualification with the ABCC. Carolyn has been involved with coaching skiing for many years in her native Australia as well as Europe and certainly won't hold back with any advice!


Derek Murphy

Derek is a regular guide on our Girona Camps and clocks up huge mileage on his bike every year. His knowledge and experience of cycling is extensive he's always on hand to dish out encouragement, advice and the odd bit of abuse! His bike experience and mechanical knowledge make Derek an essential part of our team.





Martin Rowe

  Martin is a passionate cyclist but fortunately for Alpine Cadence he's a passionate driver/support man too!  Martin is  always on hand to help with all the logistics of our trips. His knowledge of the area, mechanical knowledge,ongoing enthusiasm and ability to solve just about any problem is second to none. Martin has lived in the area for over 20 years and we're very lucky to have him on the team.

Alpine Cadence : Alpine training camps for cyclists