Michael Guilford

Engaged – Rider Centered – Specific

“The best thing as an athlete is to know that your coach understands and supports your point of view. This is integral to my coaching, whether thats fitness training, mountain bike skills or race performance.

I believe consistent results in cycling are achieved by intentional work on the fundamental areas for each athlete. My coaching begins with drawing out the rider’s motivation and working with this to achieve meaningful progress

I maintain high standards for my coaching development. Building experience through face to face coaching, expanding my knowledge through research & training and developing my skill through reflection and mentoring.”

Michael is an experienced coach and multi-discipline bike racer. Since 2010 he has raced regularly in MTB XC/Enduro, Road/TT & Cyclocross. Achieving notable results at National & Regional level races.

Working with a wide range of riders, from complete beginners to cycling, to achieving results at an Elite national level. Michael is experienced in tailoring coaching for each individual. Through coaching a wide range of disciplines, he knows how to identify the most important event demands for each and acellerate progress.

Qualifications
  • Level 3 Road/TT British Cycling Coach
  • Level 3 MTB British Cycling Coach
  • Level 2 British Cycling MTB Leader
  • Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Trainer
  • ABCC & British Cycling Accredited
  • REC2 Remote First Aider
  • 2.1 Masters Degree Civil Engineering University of Sheffield
Other Relevant Experience
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Wattbike instructor
  • Experienced in scientific research and data analysis
  • Experienced racing National level Cyclocross, MTB and Road events