Michael Guilford

Authentic Athlete Engagement –  Customised Coaching Tools –  Discipline Specific Knowledge.

“The best thing as an athlete is to know that your coach understands and supports your unique view point. This synergy is integral to my coaching style.

I believe consistent results in cycling are achieved by intentional work on the fundamental areas for each athlete. This has led me to develop my unique coaching method, ‘The Progressive Groundwork Model‘. My coaching process begins with drawing out the rider’s underlying motivation and attributes. These form measurable personalised goals for training and racing, spanning: psychology, physiology and tactics. In turn, I give rider’s effective training plans and relevant guidance.

I maintain high standards for my coaching and professional development by: building experience through face to face, group and 1-2-1 coaching, expanding my knowledge through research and developing my coaching personality through reflection and mentoring.”


Qualifications
  • Level 3 Road/TT British Cycling Coach
  • Level 3 MTB (Trainee) BC Coach
  • ABCC Coach
  • REC2 Remote First Aider
  • 2.1 Masters Degree Civil Engineering University of Sheffield
Other Relevant Experience
  • DBS Checked with BC for work with children
  • Wattbike instructor
  • Ballanceability instructor
  • Experienced in scientific research and data analysis.
  • 2nd category road racer
  • Race experience in elite national timetrial, cyclocross, MTB and road events

Want to talk to Michael about coaching?

Phone 07515536378
Email info@rideabout.co