Cycle Coaching Wiltshire
Welcome to RideRevolution, a training and lifestyle company focused on offering cyling coaching Wilshire wide, helping cycling enthusiasts and athletes with our coaching packaged. Our staff offer advice to clients Amesbury, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Royal Wootton Bassett, Salisbury, Swindon and beyond.
We’re here to provide cycle training, and even advice on racing tactics, to all of our athletes. The coaching packages listed on our website have been specifically designed to deliver results and help you reach each target and goal you have. The athletes who come to RideRevolution have a wide range of sporting desires, from health and fitness goals, to more specific event aspirations like cutting their time at a Gran Fondo, or entering their first race, to breaking personal best times and even winning consistently.
RideRevolution looked deep into the coaching market before setting up shop, making sure that what we offer is in our opinion the best value for money coaching out there. The Starter, Racing and Premium packages have been made to best represent our athletes’ needs and work with them to achieve their aims. Utilising Training Peaks we easily show our athletes the days and weeks plans, allowing both parties to adjust quickly and efficiently should life get in the way.
The coaches at RideRevolution want to make sure they give you every opportunity to achieve your goals and that’s why we offer unlimited contact time for athletes who subscribed to any RideRevolution package. We also allow access to our in-house Rider Liaison, should you require any advice with cycle-sport entry requirements, or even information surrounding the cycling regulations. Helping our athletes reach their targets is our number one priority.
Along with our coaching offerings we have also partnered with a few select individuals and companies to give access to discounted products and services to our coached clients.
Our 4 steps to Coach cycling
Stage 1 – Evaluation
Our coaches start out with an initial consultation with each athlete to establish an understanding of your requirements as well as your fitness history and time constraints with reference to training. This consultation also sets out the best communication methods and delivery times for your training moving forward. This part is about us recognising that each of our clients has individual needs and so we tailor the package to you.
We decided to never put a limit on the amount of contact time you can have with your coach because we at RideRevolution want to offer you the all the time you need to get your training right.
Stage 2 – Planning
Once introduction and initial evaluation are complete it’s onto the planning stage where we tailor each package to the individual needs of the athlete and we gain a deeper insight into fitness levels. Utilising scientific testing methods we will gain knowledge of both current power numbers as well as see what potential gains we can achieve together.
Each client’s own plan is then tailored to them keeping in mind the discussed short, mid and long term goals. This plan is easy to adjust as necessary depending on the coached client’s time allowance, injury status or any other bump in the road which may alter their ability to train.
Stage 3 – Development
From the outset the coaches at RideRevolution will deliver your training plan to you via the market-leading Training Peaks software. Each coach and athlete has access to their unique training sessions via this platform allowing each to easily see what they need to do for that day. This also gives a quick visual representation on when a session has gone well or not, causing your coach to go in and develop and refine particular sessions.
The development of your training plan via this method makes it easy to alter or redefine goals and targets throughout your time with RideRevolution.
Stage 4 – Analysis
Every RideRevolution coach will constantly analyse the training you are doing to make sure it is always working. Yes there may be setbacks, but your coach will strive to make sure that you come back stronger, fitter and faster by constantly analysing your results from sessions and tests.
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.