What can I help you with?

coaching, cycling, photography & website design

These are just some of the services in my skillset locker. My aim is to enjoy sharing my experience and for a small fee, help you achieve your goals. 
Please browse through the services below, you will be pleasantly surprised by what’s on offer, because for me it is more about giving something back than taking.

cyclE COACHING

Preparing for an event or just need help to achieve your goals? I have huge experience in preparing riders for events like L'Ètape du Tour or Ultracycling Dolomitica. Indoor training is my speciality, so if it's improving your FTP that's important, we can do that too. Get in touch to discuss your needs and we can decide what small fee is acceptable to us both.

cycling Trips

Want a guide for a day, weekend or a week. Want to learn bikepacking? I run trips here in the Netherlands, from single day outings to overnight bikepacking trips. I'm also available to show you the French Alps, Pyrenees and many other destinations. Cover my costs and that is my fee. Message or call me to discuss what we can do.

event PHOTOGRAPHY

I have lots of experience covering events, particularly cycling (I will be volunteering to photograph the Race Around The Netherlands and a few others this year) and I'm currently accepting assignments. Please see my portfolio to view the quality of my work then get in touch.

people PHOTOGRAPHY

There are two important basics to taking good people portraits (or even snapshots) and that is to firstly understand your subject, and secondly, to know when to capture the moment. I've done this so long it's become second nature. Call me to discuss a low cost session and visit my portfolio to see the quality of my work.

website design

I hope you like my website, which I built myself. You can have one similar, or very different, for an all in cost of €100. That's a fraction of what you'd pay a 'real' web designer, but for me it's just a hobby. Call or message me to discuss your ideas or if you want something else web related.

photography classes

From the moment I first picked up a camera photography has been a passion. I love to share my passion and teaching comes naturally - one of my students turned professional after my course. If you want one-to-one or distance lessons lets discuss how I can improve your own photography.

Why choose derek

It’s pretty simple really. In my younger days I did this for a living and although I say so myself, I was pretty good at it. Now while I’d like this to pay all my bills, that’s not going to happen because there are too many other important things in my life.
I want to have fun too and if helping others achieves that, then I see it as a win win situation. But really, it’s about YOU helping me do what I love doing!

  • Experience: I don't care what anyone says, there is no substitute for 'real life' experiences.
  • Reputation: Well it's for others to judge me. Go ask them.
  • Guide Experience: I was an outdoor pursuits instructor, climbing guide and NCO. Think that covers it.
  • Photography: Award winning and fully accredited, what more can you ask?

What You Get

Firstly, read my Bio page. You’ll get an idea of what I’m about and why I feel it is so important to ‘give something back’. Yes I need to cover costs, maybe even make a little, but my primary goal is to share my experiences. If nothing else you’ll get a really good story teller! 
But in all seriousness, this is a way of me continuing to enjoy doing what I do and if I have company along the way, then it’s perfect. 

  • To feel Valued: You are treated with respect and dignity and not just another client.
  • One on One: Personal service just for you.
  • Great Training: Learn from someone who's been there and knows what he's doing.
  • Great Price: You ultimately decide on the costs.