My name is Jon Bateman and I’m a postgraduate Sports Scientist. I specialise in sports massage therapist and bike fitting. I am a IBFI certified Bike Fitter and level 4 sports massage therapist. I have over 15 years experience working full time within a number of sports at both grassroots and elite level as well as competing as an athlete around Europe.

My massage clients range from recreational and professional athletes to ‘normal'(!) people who would do anything to avoid exercise! Sports massage is for everyone who has aches and pains or just wants to relax off their tired bodies.

Similarly, my bike fit clients are wide ranging. From full time bike riders to those with a brand new hybrid looking to ensure they are comfortable.  Each and every bike fit I carry out is specific to the individual, their body and their goals.  Discover where your bicycle contact points should be for optimum performance.

Give me  call if you are unsure what you need and I can chat through with you to see what your needs are.


• MRes Exercise Science (Northumbria University)
• BSc Sports Science (1st class honours – Sunderland University)
• FdSc Applied Coaching Science (Distinction – Leeds Metropolitan University)

• VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy
• VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy
• British Cycling Level 3 Cycling Coach

• British Cycling Level 3 Road and Time Trial coach
• British Cycling Level 2 Track
• British Cycling Level 2 MTB
• Fully Insured by British Cycling
• St John’s ambulance Sports First Aid


In the summer of 2016 I completed a year long research project funded by the ‘European Hydration Institute’ at Northumbria University. ‘The effect of drink temperature on thermoregulation and exercise performance in hot, dry conditions’.  The report has recently been submitted to the institute and I look forward to presenting on the subject in the near future. We have recently submitted the completed paper to the ‘Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise’ journal.

I have also presented research at the ‘World Congress of Cycling Science (WCCS)‘ in Leeds (2014), which was well received. The study looked at how a bike fit can influence a key performance indictor when cycling at different intensities, ‘The Influence of Positional Biomechanics on Gross Efficiency in Cycling’. The research created much interest, namely from Andrea Morelli at the Mapei sports facility in Varese.


I work from the following centres;



Backyard Bike Shop,
21 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle Upon Tyne.


swiss physio

Swiss Physio
Station Terrace, Tynemouth Metro Station, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, NE30 4RE
Tel: 01912960567


As a coach and sports masseur, I  have worked for numerous governing bodies, teams and clubs for over ten years. I was a full-time member of coaching staff at British Cycling working at regional and national level with U18 and U16 age groups. I work within the north east region for Triathlon England and their regional elite academy as a cycling coach, masseur and offer sports science interventions as and when needed. At Newcastle Falcons I work on an add-hoc basis as a therapist, giving additional treatments to the first team as and when needed.

I was lucky enough to also work as a performance analyst at the Sunderland AFC academy for a season, a great experience and I used this experience as a lecturer leading the performance analysis program at the University of Sunderland, hopefully passing on my applied experiences within the field.  With all of this experience I feel I have a great insight into what it takes to bring on athletes to reach their goals.


I am currently affiliated to the following organisations.


As a member of these organisations I have to continually further my development and learning as a professional coach, scientist and massage therapist to ensure I am able to offer the latest and most relevant solution for my clients. I also have full public liability insurance.