Mr Lee Rylands

Position: Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Development

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Subject area: Sports

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About

I teach undergraduate, foundation and master degree courses in sports coaching and sport development. Before joining the University I worked in leisure management and the sports industry for over 15 years. In my previous role, I worked as a coach educator and coach for British Cycling.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to sport coaching, performance analysis, principles and practices of training, coaching disabled athletes, sports development, and strength and conditioning.
  • Programme Leader for the Joint Honours Sports Coaching programme.

Professional interests

The impact of sports strategies on local projects; how funding and volunteers can have a positive effect on the quality and quantity of structured coaching.

Research interests

I am currently studying for a PhD looking into the physiological components of elite BMX riders. As part of this, I am undertaking collaborative research with British Cycling, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Central Lancashire and the English Institute of Sport.

Recent publications

Journal Articles

  • Rylands, L, P. Hurst, H, T, Roberts S,J. Graydon, R. (2016). The effect of 'Pumping' and 'Non-pumping' techniques on velocity production and muscle activity during field-based BMX cycling. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  Accepted in Press.
  • Rylands, L. Roberts, S, J. Hurst, H, T. Bentley, I. (2016) Effect of cadence selection on peak power and time of power production in elite BMX riders; a laboratory based study. Journal of Sports Sciences. Accepted In press.
  • Hurst, H, T. Metcalfe, J. Rylands, L, P. Atkins, S. (2016). The effect of mountain bike wheel size on Cross-Country performance. Journal of Sports Sciences. Accepted In press.
  • Rylands, L. Roberts, S, J. (2016). The effect of gear ratio on time of power production and peak power in elite male BMX riders: A field based study using an SRM power meter.  European Journal of Sport Science. Accepted minor amends.
  • Hurst, H, T. Metcalfe, J. Rylands, L. Atkins, S. (2016). Influence of wheel size on muscle activity and tri-axial accelerations during Cross-Country mountain biking. Journal of Sports Sciences. Accepted in press.
  • Rylands, L. Roberts, S, J. Hurst, H, T. (2015) Variability in laboratory versus field-testing of peak power, torque and time of peak power production amongst elite BMX cyclists. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(9), 2635-2640.
  • Rylands, L. Roberts, S, J. (2014). Relationship between starting and finishing position in World Cup BMX racing. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14: 1, 14-23.
  • Rylands, L. Roberts, S, J. Cheetham, M. Baker, A. (2013). Velocity production in elite BMX riders: A field based study using a SRM powermeter. Journal of Exercise Physiology. 16:3.

 

Chapters in Books

  • Rylands, L. Kirkland, A. Hill, C. Evans, C. (2013). Level 3 Coaching Handbook: Track. Blueleaf.
  • Rylands, L. Satherley, H. Moriarty , B. (2010). British cycling gear 7. Coachwise
  • Satherley, H. Rylands. L, Passfield, L. Ranchordas, M. (2008). British cycling level 3 core hand book. Coachwise.
  • Moriarty. B, Satherley, H. Rylands, L. Doughty, S.(2007). British cycling gear 6 Road and time trial handbook. Coachwise
  • Moriarty, B. Satherley, H. Rylands, L. Doughty, S.(2007). British cycling gear 5 Road and time trial handbook. Coachwise.
  • Moriarty, B. Satherley, H. Rylands, L. Doughty, S.(2007). British cycling Level 2 certificate in coaching Road andtime trial cycling. Coachwise.
  • Rylands,L. Satherley, H.Ellingworth, R. (2007). British cycling gear 6 Track handbook. Coachwise.
  • Rylands, L. Satherley, H. Ellingworth, R. (2007). British cycling gear 5 Track Handbook. Coachwise.
  • Rylands, L. Satherley, H. Kelly, J. (2006). British cycling Level 2 certificate in coaching Track cycling. Coachwise.
  • Rylands, L. Meredith, A. Sherwood,J. (2005). British cycling Level 1 Handbook introduction to cycling. Coachwise.
  • Rylands, L. Meredith, A. Sherwood,J. (2005). British cycling Level 1 Handbook introduction to coaching. Coachwise.

Recent conferences

  • 2015: Hurst, H,T. Sinclair, J. Atkins, S. Rylands, L,R. Metcalfe, J. (2015). The Effect of Wheel Diameter on Cross-Country Mountain Bike Performance. BASES Conference, poster presentation
  • 2015: Hurst, H,T. Sinclair, J. Atkins, S. Rylands, L,R. Metcalfe, J. (2015). Muscle activity and tri-axial accelerations during Cross-Country mountain biking and the effect of wheel diameter.
  • 2011 National coaching conference: English Golf Union.
  • 2009 Go-ride conference(Leeds): British Cycling's National Development
  • 2008 Go-ride conference (London): British Cycling's National Development
  • 2008 Go-ride conference (Exeter): British Cycling's National Development
  • 2007 Go-ride conference (Manchester): British Cycling's National Development

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