Library Introduction

Michael Guilford Coaching, library

The aim of my library is to present some useful, interesting and unique insights, into cycling and coaching in my blog articles delve into topics such as:

  • Physiological/Tactical demands which apply to most competitive cyclists. How to identify and train for them, for any cycling discipline
  • Detailed  event demands for MTB XC, DH & Enduro & road/circuit racing
  • Developing higher level tactics and psychology
  • Strength & Coordination training

I also discuss  coaching specific topics such as:

  • Behaviour, emotional intelligence & psychology
  • Progressive development of performance, through goal setting & evaluation
  • How the mental/psychology/neurology is connected with physiology.
  • Purposeful practice in cycling
  • Tools for coaching endurance cycling

The information in these articles is based on my own cycling experience, coaching reflections, and reading of research papers and books (see My Bookshelf)

I have categorised the articles based on separate hierarchies for riders & coaches. Click on ‘Core, Level 1, 2 & 3’ to see what topics are covered in each. Click on the levels on the sidebar on the left to see relevant articles.



Athletes / Cyclists

Get in touch!

My blog is all about gaining insight on performance and learning, in a forward-thinking way. So if you have a different viewpoint, or want to discuss the topic, find me on Twitter @rideaboutuk