Testimonials

Ed Bishop

Winner of Bath RC Junior National Race 2017, Winner of Surrey League 3 Day Race

“I have been coached by Michael for 3 years now, starting from when I was 15 and I have seen a massive improvement in my technique and results over the years. Michael has helped me progress from someone who knew nothing about bike racing to a confident rider and this has been shown through my race results results and fitness tests. As a coach, Michael is very open and hardworking and always strives to achieve the best coaching plan for me. I have enjoyed working with Michael and would recommend him to anyone who wants to take their cycling further.”


 
Andy Calladine

Vet Road Racer

“In 2015 I was looking into trying out road racing and realized that I needed to not only improve my fitness but also need to look at my bike handling skills and technique. I contacted various coaches in the Guildford area and was impressed by Michael’s approach and ability to develop a training plan to suit my needs while taking into account my busy work and personal life. He also run blocks of group training concentrating on specific road racing techniques and skills, these are well worth attending as they give you skills that you can use in races to improve performance.

I’ve been coached by Michael since March 2015 and the improvement of not just my strength on the bike but also my bike handling skills have improved dramatically. An example of this is when I competed Ride London in 2014 my time was 5 hours 45 minutes, when I repeated the event in 2016 min time was 4 hours 34 minutes. 2017 I started the race season with a top ten at Thruxton in the Cat 4 race, and if it wasn’t for a bad crash in my next race I would have probably got close to achieving my goal of a category 3 race license.

I would thoroughly recommend Michael as a cycling coach, he has a very professional, diligent approach to his coaching and will provide honest feedback on that you’re doing well and what you’re not doing well. He also explores the motivational side which is very important and will set realistic goals of what you can achieve.”


Greg Barber

Masters Road Racer

“I started being coached by Michael in December 2016.

As I have a demanding job, he has provided me with a weekly training plan, mostly based on
Interval sessions on a WattBike. Sometime the training has to be revised during the week to fit any
changes in my schedule.
I have made significant improvements which were measured in Michael’s lab, on a regular basis.
Michael has followed all my training sessions on Training peaks.
Michael is a committed and dedicated coach.
I will not hesitate to recommend Michael.

Here’s an example of my improvement:

Tour of Cambridgeshire results:

June 2016:
3:35 Position 81 out of 924
35 minutes behind the winner

June 2017:
03:13:12 Position 34 out of 950
21 seconds behind the winner”


Want to talk to Michael about coaching?

Phone 07515536378
Email info@rideabout.co