Jack Freeman Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT British Cycling South 2019 Regional Road Champion (uncontested 2020 & 2021) British Cycling South 2021 Regional Circuit Gold Elite Cat 2019-2022
"The last 8 years have had their huge highs and crashing lows, from an over exuberant 14 year old with a strong desire to over-train to an elite rider with a full time job, Dave is the reason I still have such a passion for this sport. 8 years ago I was given some advice by a group of successful riders to acquire a coach before a power meter and back then I could not have disagreed more. Looking back, this was one of the best bits of advice I received through the years. Since then, Dave has helped me maintain the balance between my personal life, School/work and that of an aspiring athlete who always dreamed of competing at the top level. There have been many points when I have questioned my dedication to this sport, especially after watching friend's and teammates lose interest, drift away and looking back I can only thank Dave for picking up on these times and helping me to work through them rather than push me for the next goal, therefore causing me to burnout. From the spectacular crashes, the pressures of work and exams to racing across Europe, winning Regional Championships and smashing round Goodwood on a Tuesday evening, all of it was made possible by Dave's ability to keep me motivated and fit with limited hours."
Adam Dart 2022 Reading triathlon - winner 2022 World Triathlon Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon Champs Viborg 20-24 2nd 2021 World Triathlon Duathlon Champs Aviles 20-24 4th British Cycling Cat2 2022 GS MOSSA
I have received coaching from David for just under 2 years now and not only has he helped progress my cycling goals in road racing and time trialling; he has also gone the ‘extra mile’ to help progress my triathlon/ duathlon goals as well. In these past 2 years I have become much stronger in racing both physically and in tactics. I started off with my main target goals in cycle racing being to achieve my Cat 2 license, once I had achieved this my target goals then switched to the ‘age group’ Duathlon World Champs - where I achieved my best-ever World Championship finish. Since then, my target races have all be Triathlons/Duathlons and David has gone the ‘extra mile’ to help progress my cycling and give advice and tips in the other two disciplines. This year I achieved my first ever World Championships podium in the Middle-Distance Duathlon World Champs. Moving forward my current goal will continue to be within Duathlon events - in trying to achieve an Elite Licence. None of this would have been possible without the help from David.
Matthew Houlberg Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT 3rd GC Tour of Sussex 2021 U23 2nd Cat 2021
I've been coached by David Gwilliam from March 2017, since then I have seen amazing improvements to my cycling performance. I’ve been battling at the pointy end of races including the Junior Tour of Wales and the Tour of Sussex; I came second in the Junior National Hill Climb Championships in 2020. With David’s weekly plans I’m always looking forward to the next training session and the performance tests are great to see the progression I have made. David always listens and adapts my plans to my specific needs and my life. Most my training is done via email, but David also organizes local training sessions on a regular basis for local riders and also comes to local races to support. David Gwilliam is more than just a cycle coach he does what ever he can to support me and he is always friendly.
Jacob Schnabel Flanders Color Galloo Junior 2nd Cat 2021
I'm Jacob, a 17 year old cyclist from Fareham. I've been cycling for 6 years now and Dave has really helped me progress as a rider and particularly a racer. Since I have been coached by Trigwill Performance I have become a much stronger and more confident racer in time trials, road races and circuit races. I am now racing for a Belgian Junior team which are famous for raising many professional riders, and so the prospect of my dream of becoming a professional cyclist looks hopeful. My goals for this season are some high profile road races and hopefully I will be able to race abroad as well.
George Cottrell Poole Wheelers Junior 2nd Cat 2021 British Cycling South Regional Junior Road Champion 2022
I've received performance coaching for just over 18months and it has helped me progress as a rider. I started off doing cyclocross, where the coaching helped build the correct training into short periods of time during the busy season of racing Regionally and Nationally. Dave then helped me develop over into the road season for my second year as an u16, which despite being cut short, I was able to achieve a win. He has now helped me build in some endurance over the winter to prepare the transition up to Junior racing, whilst working around my school work as I do my GCSEs. I look forward to continuing my training towards the racing and opportunities that will come.
Freya Richardson AWOL U23 2nd Cat 2021
I started receiving coaching from October 2017, I’ve felt more confident in what I’m doing and that it was ‘all’ for a valid reason. I also managed to fit in more structured training while coping with school/college stresses, keeping the equilibrium. It’s taken a lot of pressure off me trying to figure it out for myself and still ‘do’ the rest of my life. This year I am hoping to progress and become a stronger rider, improving on my weaknesses. I’d also like to have some top 10 results in nationals. As well as also doing my acamemic work (revision & exams) still balancing in some training.