The Team

Karen Darke

As an athlete and adventurer, Karen has over 25 years experience of participating in endurance sport events and expeditions, and more recently 8 years of Paralympic competition.

She was World Paratriathlon Champion in 2012, Paralympic silver medalist in London 2012, and Paralympic Champion / gold medalist in Rio 2016 in the discipline of handcycling.

Karen was  awarded the MBE for outstanding services to sport in the 2017 honours list,  for her Gold Medal achievement in the British Paralympic Cycling Team.

She has studied sports psychology, hypnotherapy and performance coaching and is passionate about using the power of our mind to achieve surprising things.;


John Hampshire

John Hampshire has more than 30 years experience in training and racing as an athlete and coach. He has helped athletes at every level prepare for and reach their goals.

John specialises in coaching endurance athletes, particularly cyclists, runners and triathletes, on and off road. He is a TrainingPeaks Level 2 certified coach, as well as holding British Cycling, UK Athletics and British Triathlon coaching qualifications.

John is an expert at working with the athlete as a person in combination with all available training data. In addition to his experience in coaching with power since 2010, he has attended a number of courses on training data analysis.

Working for British Cycling John coached Karen to a Paralympic Silver medal in London 2012 and then working independently coached Karen to Paralympic Gold in Rio 2016.

Learn more about JHCoaching at or email John directly at .


Emma head and shoulders in cycling kitEmma Brookfield

 Emma relocated to Mallorca two years ago in search of a healthier lifestyle and has embraced the cycling culture on the island on a novice level. She has over 23 years of experience in marketing and project management, making her invaluable in ensuring the camps run smoothly. 

Working closely with Karen and John, she has developed a camp that will deliver real achievements for all those who take part, ensuring accessibility to everyone.

Emma will be your main point of contact for any booking and travel enquiries. Get in touch with Emma at .