Cycling Coach UK
RideRevolution is an all-encompassing cycling coach and lifestyle company. We offer online Cycle Coaching UK wide and beyond. We are here to provide all cyclists with the tools needed to achieve their goals and ambitions. Whether you want to enter your very first sportive or race, add some structure to your weekly riding, or you are chasing that first professional contract, we have the package for you.
We offer, what we consider, to be the best value coaching in the country. We focus on the ever-changing needs of our athletes, many of whom have to balance a full work-life with their sporting ambitions.
Our team possess a diverse range of skills and are carefully selected with the aim of providing an invaluable service to any level of athlete. We apply advanced scientific knowledge to all of our training principles, but appreciate that this can be daunting to the novice cyclist. We believe that the addition of our Rider Liaison Officer and our diverse range of Partner businesses offer the most complete package available on the market. Conversely our Head Coach is educated to Masters level in Sport Science and has raced at the top level domestically for over a decade, so is more than well equipped to cater to the demands of a top level racing cyclist.
We offer a range of coaching packages to cover all experience levels and budgets, as well as a wide range of discounts on other services today’s rider might require.
The principles we use to coach cycling
Stage 1 – Evaluation
Every package includes an initial consultation. During this we will get to know you as a rider: your experience level, where you want to get to and time available to train towards this. We will also discuss and analyse your past training history.
We are forever hearing how clients are made to feel like just another number when working with some of the larger coaching companies. We have made it our ethos from the get go that riders should be made to feel valued and have access to the advice they need, whenever they need it. We will never limit riders contact time. On any level of package. Full stop. We believe that this is simply not conducive to an effective training strategy. We want you to feel valued as a client no matter what your budget.
Stage 2 – Planning
After initial consultation and testing we will listen to your aims and work with you to set goals. We use modern scientific methods to assess your fitness both initially and also throughout your time with us to ensure training is always set correctly. Using your test results, we will work to make you a more complete rider; capitalising on your strengths, whilst also working to eradicate those performance limiting weaknesses.
Stage 3 – Development
We will then provide you with training to help you achieve your goals using the industry gold standard online training peaks software. Our expert coaches will use their knowledge of training, coupled with your test results and discipline specific demands to plan you structured and progressive training to ensure that you succeed in your goal, or you reach your target event in the best shape possible.
Throughout your time with us this process will continue as your goals change, to ensure you are always getting the best from yourself at all times.
Stage 4 – Analysis
We work to constantly adapt your training and overcome any barriers that may arise, through regular contact, testing and post event feedback. We can help you identify and work on any outside factors that may be affecting your performance, both ourselves and through our expert partners.
I started looking into a real coaching services and found RideRevolution, the first thing I liked was they do not charge a signup fee. You just pay for one month at a time with no fixed term contract. After a few emails and a phone conversation to discuss if they could help me considering my health condition, I decided to give it a go. After a phone conversation with Charles, my coach, about my goals and what I wanted to achieve, my plan was put in place a month at a time. So, I started to work through the plan, after each effort I Whatsapp message Charlie about my thoughts on how I got on then at the end of the month we have a phone chat to discuss the next month’s training. So far, I’m into my 4th month and progressing pretty well.
When I started I could only ride for around 6 miles. This weekend I will be doing my first 20-mile ride! This is all down to RideRevolution and Charlie. To me it is the structured approach to training that makes the difference – it gives you such a purpose. I now hate it if I cannot get out and do my training and having someone to discuss your training with makes it just fantastic as far as I am concerned. My aim is not to stop with them until I can do a 50 mile ride.
Let’s be clear I’m not a cyclist. I’m 56 and only started cycling when lockdown started. I was doing OK but since getting coaching I have gone to the next level. My max power has doubled. My FTP is up 65%. My heart rate and recovery is a massive improvement (I use a Whoop Band and even they are impressed). It’s all down to Tom and his well thought out structured sessions. They aren’t all easy. They aren’t all hard. They are though almost all spot on. Thoughtful and well designed. Plus he actually gives you feedback and asks you what’s working. Other coaches don’t do that – and without feedback you’re just a number. My advice? Do it. Get a coach. Coaching will do your stats more good than a new £10k bike.
Tom has been coaching me since the 2019/2020 Cyclocross season and it was clear there were improvements being made straight away. I achieved my second cat licence last year, so this year was going to be a big jump in racing. But with little to no racing available we’ve all had to adapt our goals for riding, which Tom has helped me with by giving a clear and concise training plan. The flexibility on this has also been helpful with my work commitments having changed many times throughout the year. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone needing that extra bit of coaching.
I joined RideRevolution last year whilst competing against riders like Jake in National level races. During 2020 it would be easy to think that a coach wouldn’t be required but if anything, I’ve found sticking to a training plan to be more motivational and has kept me focused. Instead of racing we worked on a series of personal best targets which with Jake’s guidance we’ve been able to reach.
The numbers don’t lie, in 2019 I had an FTP of 375. And in 2020 I’m up to an FTP of 407. That’s an almost 10% increase! I also held a 430 watt average during a TT which I wouldn’t have been able to do before joining RideRevolution.
I was at the stage that I didn’t want to train anymore because I didn’t see the point. I came to RideRevolution to put some more structure in what I was doing. And when Jake gave me clear guidance and put into place what I should be doing it all started clicking. It made me want to go out and ride my bike. I rode up to him during a race on Saturday with a big smile on my face to thank him for helping me see it was still a fun sport.
Jake was able to set a personalised, structured training plan around achieving goals we had set for the 2018 race season. Having my training sessions planned out for me to see each week really made sure I was making the most of the time I had available. He was also able to adapt and tailor the training at short notice depending on how I was feeling or if my plans had changed for that week.
Jake personalises his training programmes to fit in around my varied riding and racing goals. He is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things and answer questions I have however stupid they are. His extensive experience of racing has been great in helping prepare for races and he shows a genuine interest in how well my races have gone. I had only intended working with a coach for one season, but sort of enjoyed the challenge and have now been working with Jake for about 3 years, and still see an improvement in performance year on year.
After years out the sport, I rediscovered racing after turning 40. I trained hard and got up into the 3rd cats, but just keeping up wasn’t enough for me. A friend recommended RideRevolution, so I took the plunge. With a well laid out training plan, regular communication and support, my fitness and confidence have grown. I am now a competative 2nd cat! The coaching is very flexible and training fits in around family and work commitments. Highly recommended.