About Us

Marcus Speed

Marcus SpeedA former professional athlete, Marcus has a wealth of experience and has been a representative at both State and National level on the track.

A certified coach with Cycling Australia, he specializes in strength and endurance conditioning, and takes enormous pride in delivering a program to each athlete that gives them the tools to realise genuine improvement and satisfaction.

Unlike many other coaches, this is not a part-time business for Marcus. Since 2005 he has been the owner of, and full-time coach at, SPEED CYCLING SYSTEMS. He is able to dedicate each day to assisting and monitoring individual improvement of each client.

Marcus is a columnist for Bicycling Australia magazine – in every issue his column, The Speed Doctor, gives valuable training advice to thousands of readers.  Additionally, he is a regular contributor to BikeRoar.com, The China Post, Cycling Weekly and also features in the best-selling instructional DVD, Pilates for Cyclists with Marcus Speed.

James Pierce

Our resident dirt rider and mechanic, James can usually be found out the back obsessively tuning a bike to ensure maximum performance or preparing for another Mountain Bike Enduro Race.

With a passion for both road and mountain bikes James is the one to ask about which carbon wheels to buy, how to set up your suspension or what the best way to approach the logistics of a 24HR race might be. He’s also pretty handy at showing you how to hop over a log or glide through tight single track for hours on end.

Fiona Dickson

Fiona is in charge of Client Mentoring at SPEED CYCLING SYSTEMS.

An accredited mentor and assessor with the Australian Sports Commission, Fiona works with clients to build an ongoing monitoring system to track improvement and, where necessary, re-establish goals.

Her experience as a sports administrator, including a current seat on the Board of Directors of Rowing Victoria, means she is adept at monitoring and interpreting facts, figures and data relating to sport, athletes, administration and training.

Dr Emily Caldwell

M Osteo, B App Sci (Comp Med), Dip RM

A registered osteopath, Emily is on hand to assist with the treatment and prevention of injuries and to offer advice regarding musculo-skeletal issues and efficiency of movement.

Emily provides a unique service, combining her massage skills and osteopathic diagnosis and technique into a treatment that is both therapeutic and relaxing. She can help with a range of conditions including musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, headaches, sports injuries, as well as general tension and stress.

Anita Tesoriero

BA (Hons) Psychology; MA Applied Psychology, MAPS

Anita is a psychologist with over 15 years experience, having worked in a broad range of corporate and community-based environments in the areas of leadership consulting, facilitation, training, individual coaching and  sports psychology.  Working with individuals to determine, and support them in the achievement of, their specific goals, her one-on-one coaching sessions are based on Positive Psychology principles and are designed to enhance performance, develop psychological resilience and manage stress.

Anita has an interest in the union of mind, body and soul and firmly believes in holistic practices for well being. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a registered member of the National Psychology Board.