Cycle Coaching Berkshire
RideRevolution is a coaching company revolving around all aspects of cycle sport. We offer cycle coaching Berkshire wide. Our staff enthusiastically advise across Ascot, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Thatcham, Windsor, Wokingham and much further afield within the UK and Europe.
We aim to offer a variety of coaching plans to all our cycling and multisport cliental. We have created our coaching plans to give you everything essential to manage your needs and reach your targets. RideRevolution athletes have a broad spectrum of aspirations including event-specific goals, help with time-management surrounding training and those that want to get their hands in the air at the end of a race when they win.
We investigated and researched the cycle coaching market thoroughly and are happy to say that we feel our packages offer better value for money than our competitors. Every package was created to meet the changing needs of our clients, and our coaches will work with you to tailor everything to fit in with your lifestyle. We will advise you how best to allow your work life and training to be in-sync. We use Training Peaks to set up our training plans, allowing both coach and rider to see the benefits in an easily read format.
RideRevolution staff members are always on hand to help, with unlimited contact time with your coach, or our Rider Liaison. Each coach has real experience at higher levels of cycle-sport so you can be assured that they know the difficulties of how best to utilise training time. And our Rider Liaison is on hand should you require some advice on the administrative side of British Cycling. At RideRevolution we believe that our clients are always a priority, your goals become our goals.
We are also very thankful to be able to offer discounts on goods and services from our select partners to our RideRevolution athletes.
Our 4 steps to Coach cycling
Stage 1 – Evaluation
Each athlete that approaches RideRevolution will be given an introduction to their future coach, and initial consultation to discuss what they want to achieve. During this consultation, the coach will gain an understanding of the athletes’ requirements, available time to dedicate to their training, as well as their past training or competition history. We then set about making sure the desired package is right for the client, tailoring it as necessary to you.
All our training packages benefit from unlimited coaching contact time. We want to always put our clients first and didn’t want to put a time constraint on our coaching plans.
Stage 2 – Planning
After the initial consultation and assessment of training history we will look to test your current fitness levels. We use scientific based testing and training techniques to effectively gain a deep understanding of where you are at and what we have to work with. From here we will develop and create your unique training plan to allow you the best training to achieve the goals you set out with your coach. Short term targets will be used to show the training method step by step. Using the data from your tests will give both coach and athlete a clear view of what they should aim for.
Stage 3 – Development
RideRevolution coaches deliver the training plans to you via the market leading software, Training Peaks. During your time with us your coach will use this platform to give an easy to read and follow training plan which tracks your development as an athlete. Feedback from both you and your coach is available within each days training schedule.
The development stage of your training package gives your coach the ability to review your goals systematically and adjust if required.
Stage 4 – Analysis
Constant analysis of your sessions means your coach can identify weaknesses which may be hindering your performance and help you overcome them. Each coach will examine the overview of your training in detail and see what elements of particular sessions work and what do not. Each client is unique, and it is with this detailed analysis that we are able to offer the best value for money coaching packages out there.
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.