Spoken Coaching

Spoken Coaching was built out of a need for top quality cycling coaching for all types of riders.

Based out of Cambridge, the Home of Cycling, Spoken Coaching provides athletes with a professional platform to achieve their goals. Coaches Blair Taylor and Alex Heaney have both gained their knowledge from years of bike racing and coaching at a high level.

Using online software, they're able to supply and review personalised training programs. With athletes based all around the world, you don't have to be local to take advantage of their services. Coaching is a passion for these two, they relish in the enjoyment of seeing people achieve their goals. With this in mind, they aim to work with you to give you every opportunity to succeed by utilizing all aspects of cycling to make a complete athlete.

With Spoken Coaching you'll get a coach and you'll have access to our Velogicfit Bike Fitting Services, lab testing and the ability to purchase a range of cycling specific products at a special Spoken Coaching athlete price.

Spoken Coaches

Alex Heaney

Alex joined Blair  in 2019 bringing new skills and perspectives to the business.

Blair coached Alex over the past 3 years and has seen him come on in leaps and bounds on the bike winning national titles and stages of the Tour of Southland. As well as having a passion for coaching Alex has a passion for what makes you go fast, be it equipment or training.

We are looking forward to seeing Alex not only continue to succeed as a rider but also pass on the knowledge he has learnt both on the bike to our athletes.

Blair Taylor

Blair has been coaching since 2007 after having a fellow rider asking for some advice, this was the beginning of Blair's coaching career. Being involved in the sport it became apparent to him, that attention to detail was paramount in achieving success. This created a new passion for coaching and since then, Blair's coaching knowledge and leadership has gone from strength to strength with his riders winning National titles through to the World Championships. Blair has great communication and fosters a strong coach/athlete relationship which is paramount in achieving success at all levels.

Highlights:
Luke Mudgeway:  Junior World Championships in 2014
Scott Creighton:  Bronze, Junior World Championships in 2009
Logan Griffin:  2nd in the Tour of New Caledonia in 2014
Nick Reddish:  Stage winner at the Tour of Tahiti plus many more.

Coaching Packages

Competition Training

What can you expect?

  • Free training peaks premium account.
  • A personal training plan according to your test results and goals.
  • Fortnightly feedback and analysis of the training parameters.
  • Weekly contact with continuous adjustment of the training plan.
  • Specific power program during the winter / preparation period.
  • Spoken Coaching racing kit at RRP less 10%.
  • Discounted price on products such as Oakley, Garmin, Nutrition, Stages, Quarq and SRM.

 
The Competition package offers the ideal structure for advanced training competitive athletes (Masters / Elite / U23 / Juniors / Novices) that pursue maximum development of their physical abilities and learn optimal periodization.

$55.00 per week

$55.00 per week

Per Session Training

What can you expect?

  • Free training peaks basic account.
  • Two personal training sessions each week to put into your schedule when works for you.
  • Adjustment of sessions for following weeks depending on goals, fitness and the time of the season.
  • Spoken Coaching racing kit at RRP less 10%.
  • This is a great option for the time-crunched rider who can't commit to a full program and wants the flexibility to fit their training around their schedule and other riding commitments. We will provide 1-3 key sessions for you to complete during the week customised to your goals, current fitness and the time of the season.


$30.00 per week

$30.00 per week

Let’s chat Spoken Coaching

Either drop Blair an email, give the boys a call and have a chat or pop into the shop.
Blair: 027 663 7663   and    Alex: 027 214 3936

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Blair Taylor talks Spoken Coaching
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