Cycle Coaches and Skills Development in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray
Cycle coaching covers all aspects of cycling, from skills to training plans, tactics, psychology, nutrition and even helping manage lifestyle issues. Not all coaches will cover all areas, and each will have their own style. Some may be good at motivation, some will be very scientific, others will be more focused on bike handling skills and race tactics. And all will aim to increase your performance.
The starting place for many will be your local cycle club which may offer some basic coaching in group riding or skill development. However if you have a cycling ambition, whether that be winning races, completing a sportive in a certain time, or enjoying a multi day tour then using a cycle coach is worth considering.
Below is a list of personal cycle coaches and skills development providers that we know about who are based in the north east of Scotland. If you think we have missed a cycle coach from our list then do let us know; contact details are at the bottom of the page.
From their base in Aberdeen, Velocita Coaching provides multi-disciplined one-to-one cycle coaching, bike fitting and allied services to clients located throughout the world. Velocita's philosophy is building strong and long lasting relationships with riders, providing consistent, structured and progressive development.
Other services include performance testing, bike technique coaching, fuelling and nutrition advice, full bike fitting and shoe cleat set up.
Find out more by visiting the Velocita website.
Dirt Vixens skills coaching caters for female mountain bikers of any level, whether new to the sport or have been riding for a while, who want to improve their riding by learning good technique. They provide a safe, supporting, fun and exciting opportunity to learn in a small all female group environment. The Dirt Vixens are based in Elgin, and hold sessions throughout the north east of Scotland.
Find out more by visiting the Dirt Vixens website.
Total Endurance is a specialist swim, bike, run and multisport centre based in Dyce, Aberdeen. They provide specialist coaching, technique analysis and fitness testing for the 3 triathlon disciplines using a range of facilities including an elite endless pool and VO2Max testing equipment. They have a retail area, bike workshop and wetsuit hire facility.
Find out more by visiting the Total Endurance website.
MTB Skilz provides mountain bike skills and techniques coaching to mountain bikers of any level, whether new to the sport or have been riding for a while. They provide a safe, supporting, fun and exciting opportunity to learn in a small group environment, or in 1 to 1 sessions. MTB Skilz are based in Moray, and hold sessions throughout Scotland.
Find out more by visiting their website.
Monty's Bicycle Works
Cycle coaching service based in Stonehaven providing mountain bike, cyclocross and road biking coaching for riders of all ages and abilities. Offer both performance improvement coaching and skills development.
Find out more by visiting Monty's Facebook page.
Ride in Peace
Based in Glenkindie, near Alford, Ride in Peace offer mountain bike instruction and coaching at local trail centres. They are all about riding in the peace and beauty of the hills, and about gaining the skills and experience to ride with confidence and peace of mind. They offer taster and one off coaching sessions through to six session rider development courses in either small groups of up to 8, or private 1 to 1 sessions.
Find out more by visiting the Ride in Peace website.
Aspire Performance Coaching
Based in Inverurie, Aspire Performance Coaching offers bespoke cycle coaching, personal training and fitness instruction, and exercise referral instruction. All packages are individually tailored to meet personal performance goals.
Find out more by visiting the Aspire Performance website.
Rideout Coaching, based in Moray and using the trails around Elgin and Forres, provides mountain biking skills coaching. They offer a range of coaching options from weekly skills classes, on the bike fitness sessions, 1:1 private sessions, club coaching and kids classes. Classes are in small groups and use observation and video feedback to analyse your riding.
Find out more by visiting the Rideout Coaching website.
Grit & Glory Coaching
Aberdeenshire based coach who believes in celebrating effort rather than results, believes in keeping things simple and believes in helping the Everyday Athlete achieve more. Services offered include: bespoke training plans, performance testing and analysis, advice, and support (fatigue management, event planning and preparation).
Find out more by visiting the Grit & Glory Facebook page.
Aberdeen based Grampian Tigers provide cycle coaching for youths aged between 7 and 16 years old. The qualified coaches follow the principles of Go-Ride which is British Cycling’s Club Development Programme aimed at improving young riders. The Tigers run structured sessions in the Aberdeen area on a Monday evening and in Stonehaven on a Saturday morning during the two brighter school terms, ie Easter-to-Summer and Summer-to-October.
Find out more by visiting the Grampian Tigers' website.
Celtic Coaching, based in Fochabers, provide professional services designed to optimise your performance. Their experience in triathlon allows them to offer coaching in swimming technique, running technique, triathlon coaching, and bike fitting.
Find out more by visiting the Celtic Coaching website.
Ardoyne Performance Coaching
Based in Insch, Ardoyne Performance Coaching will work with any rider with ambition, however, their real passion is developing youth and junior riders and giving them the appropriate support for their current stage of development. They offer bespoke one to one coaching, performance testing, training support, nutritional support, and strength & conditioning sessions from their own gym.
Find out more by visiting the Ardoyne Performance Coaching website.