Cycle Coaching Buckinghamshire
RideRevolution providing cycle coaching Buckinghamshire wide. Our coaching team proudly serve Aylesbury, Amersham, Chesham, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham and High Wycombe and all the surrounding small towns.
At RideRevolution we aim to provide various cycle-coaching and cycle-lifestyle packages to all cyclists throughout the UK and even further afield. We have designed our training packages to offer everything you would need to manage your requirements and reach your goals. RideRevolution athletes range from people targeting a specific event, such as a cyclo-sportive, to athletes that need a helping hand with how they structure their riding, all the way up to those wanting to stand on the top step of a podium.
Having carried out in-depth research into the cycle coaching market we can honestly say that we feel RideRevolution will deliver you a training plan with more value for money than our competition. Each package has been created to pay particular attention to the ever-changing requirements of our athletes. This allows us to hone our efforts for all cyclists who need a steer in the right direction for parity between training demands and work life.
The staff at RideRevolution are here to help no matter the budget or requirements of our athletes. Our in-house Rider Liaison is on hand to give advice and answer a wide range of questions from newer participants of cyclo-sport, with a focus on the more administrative side. We also have several coaches, chosen to represent us due to their extensive knowledge, experience and skill base, each of whom will be able to tend to any more specific training concerns. So, as you can see, we truly do have all bases covered to suit the needs of our clients.
We’ve also aligned ourselves with a number of beneficial “partners” who will provide access to various discounts and offers to those who subscribe to a RideRevolution training package.
Our system to Coach cycling
Stage 1 – Evaluation
Each package starts off with an introduction and first consultation, where our coaches get an understanding of your ambitions and needs, as well as your previous training and the time available to you for your future training. It’s all about making your experience with us tailored to you.
With RideRevolution your contact time with your assigned coach, or even the Rider Liaison, is not put against the clock. We want all our athletes and clients to feel like they are valued, as they should do. And allowing our coached clients unlimited access to our knowledge base will, hopefully, make your time with us more personal.
Stage 2 – Planning
Stage 3 – Development
The session plan set out for you will be delivered via the market leading Training Peaks software. Both you and your coach will have access to your training within this platform, allowing each of you the opportunity to view and provide feedback to each other.
During your time at RideRevolution your coach will monitor your development closely and review your goals periodically, so you will always be working towards your next target.
Stage 4 – Analysis
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.