Cycle Coaching Leicestershire
RideRevolution providing cycle coaching Leicestershire wide. Our coaching team proudly serve Leicestershire, including Leicester, Loughborough, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Wigston and Lutterworth.
Whatever your goals as a cyclist, RideRevolution have something to offer you. We have riders competing in Elite level racing, we have riders who take part in fun sportives, we have riders who simply want to improve and grow as bike riders. It doesn’t matter to us if you are a racer, a sportive rider, a time trialer or just someone who wants to improve their fitness, we can help. We have designed our coaching packages to offer quality coaching at a sensible competitive price.
In order to provide the best packages possible to our riders, we reviewed the coaching sector in the UK. We found that many companies are offering relatively low quality recycled coaching sessions with extremely limited rider/coach contact. We set about making the experience for our riders more organic, we don’t have strict time limits on coaching time, some weeks there will be more contact other weeks less. It’s a more relaxed approached we believe translators to higher quality sessions and feedback from both riders and coaches.
Unlike other companies, we also have a rider liaison who provide an additional layer of support of all our riders. This could be an occasional catch up, or could be specific support on a whole range of related topics. This is just another way we differ from other coaching companies, communication is key!
Our system to Coach cycling
Stage 1 – Evaluation
The first stage with any of our package is a consultation between the rider and coach. Its important for the coach to understand the riders constraits in terms of time, ambitions, riding history and any other relevant information that will help us plan riders sessions.
Stage 2 – Planning
The planning stage will involve using a range of methods to measure a riders fitness and ascertain general strengths and weaknesses. This will work hand in hand with the riders goals and ambitions. Our coach will then take all this information and design a programme that addresses any weaknesses, builds on strengths and steadily improves fitness towards the agreed goals.
Stage 3 – Development
All our training plans are placed into Training Peaks. If you are not familiar with or haven’t used Training Peaks before, don’t worry, your coach will talk you through anything you will need. Needless to say, Training Peaks is an online training package that will allow our coaches to set training sessions for you, monitor your progress and results, as well as share comments and feedback to and from coach & rider.
Stage 4 – Analysis
Training Peaks collections lots of data from a riders training sessions. Your coach will analyse this information and use it to fine tune and improve future sessions. It will also help us manage fatigue and build your fitness to peak for your chosen goals.
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.