Cycle Coaching Bedfordshire
RideRevolution providing cycle coaching Bedfordshire wide. Our coaching team proudly serve Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Bedford, Sandy and all the surrounding small towns.
Welcome to RideRevolution, a cycle coach and lifestyle company aimed at helping you become the rider you want to be. We have training packages to suit all needs and budgets, helping clients of all levels achieve what they set out to. Be it purely for your own fitness, or a specific event, or helping you climb the ladder of the British and even Continental cycling scenes, we’re here to help. Let us help you achieve your RideRevolution.
Our packages have been created to offer some of the best value coaching throughout the UK, knowing full well that our clients have busy lives that require flexibility within their training plans. We put every effort into ensuring you feel that you are getting the best out of the training we set for you.
The head coach of RideRevolution has raced at the top domestic level for more than ten years, combined with his Masters in Sports Science as well as numerous years coaching. We also have our rider liaison officer who can help guide the more novice of riders get into the sport. All the staff at RideRevolution have one main aim, to help you, the client. With more than 40 years’ experience in cycle sport and the cycling industry you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re in good hands.
Not only do we have a number of different coaching packages to help benefit you as a rider, we have also formed relationships with key partners to get you access to offers on services and products.
Our 4 steps to Coach cycling
Stage 1 – Evaluation
To begin with every client goes through a formal introduction to their coach, as well as a consultation to establish training history and figure out what the desired results the client wishes to see. The coaches take into consideration each client’s timetable to make sure the training fits correctly with availability.
You will never be restricted on the contact time with your coach whilst working with RideRevolution. It’s one of our key ideals to give everyone access to the knowledge and advice they require, and we do so by not putting a timer on you (unless you’re on the bike working against the clock that is).
Stage 2 – Planning
Once the initial evaluation is out of the way we use scientifically-backed tests and research to deliver a training plan to suit you. With a variety of methods at our disposal to test your fitness and work out what you have the potential to achieve, your coach will put together a training plan allowing you to easily see each step towards your goals. The tests themselves give valuable insight to your coach regarding your strengths and weaknesses and they will adjust your plan accordingly.
Stage 3 – Development
Our preferred medium to deliver your training plans is the accepted industry standard software; Training Peaks. Utilising all their experience and knowledge your coach will provide you with feedback via this platform and tweak sessions as necessary to fit around your schedule.
As you change as a rider and your goals shift, the staff at RideRevolution will be there to monitor your development and help make sure you continue an upward trend towards realising your goals.
Stage 4 – Analysis
Constant analysis of your training and the ease of communication between rider and coach means that we’re always looking to push you as athletes. If your training dips, we’ll be there to discuss and analyse with you what we can do to improve your performance.
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.
Veteran Road Racer
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.