Cycle Coaches and Skills Development in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray
Cycle coaching covers all aspects of cycling, from bike skills to training plans, race 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 personal 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.
Ardoyne Performance Coaching
Based in Insch, Aberdeenshire, 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.
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.
Aurora Triathlon Coaching
From her base in Portsoy, Ember at Aurora Triathlon Coaching offers 1-on-1, local and remote coaching. Although Aurora's roots are in triathlon (Ember is a ITCA Certified Triathlon Coach), single sport i.e. swim, bike or run, coaching is also available. Services also include strength training sessions, a focus on women's physiology differences, and plant-based nutrition advice.
Dirt Vixens MTB 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 coaching sessions throughout the north east of Scotland.
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).
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.
Ride in Peace Adventures
Based in Glenkindie, near Alford, Ride in Peace Adventures (RIPA) 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.
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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.
Shred it offer mountain bike skills coaching around Aberdeenshire and city. They believe if you're having fun, you're learning, so all their sessions are run in a fun and constructive way breaking down techniques into simple understandable pieces. 1 to 1 sessione for beginers, intermediate and advanced riders tailored to your strengths and weaknesses.
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.
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 handling technique coaching, fuelling and nutrition advice, full bike fitting and shoe cleat set up.
Cycling Clubs & Cycle Groups
Joining a local cycling club is a brilliant way to get the most out of your cycling. No matter what type of cyclist you are, be it beginner or old timer, roadie or MTBer, social or competitive, there is nothing better than riding with other cyclists to develop your skills and challenge yourself.
We have compiled a comprehensive list of the various bike clubs, and cycle groups in the north east of Scotland.
Bikes come in all sorts of sizes, and a variety of geometries. Add to that the options in stem length, crank length, saddle height and width. Unless your bike is made to measure, how do you know that you have the optimum position for the type of riding you want to do.
A bike fit can help you to ride more confortably, avoid injury, make the most of your power output, and better tailor your position to your riding style. We have a list of Bike Fit providers based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.