My name is Jon Bateman and I’m a postgraduate Sports Scientist. I specialise in cycling coaching, sports massage therapy and bike fitting. I am a IBFI certified Bike Fitter and level 4 sports massage therapist as well as a level 3 British Cycling coach. 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.

In coaching, I have national titles in both on the Road and in the TT, as well as podium places in UCI races on the continent. I have riders racing week in and week in Belgium and Italy as well as newbies to the scene in the UK.

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 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’.  We have recently submitted the completed paper to the ‘Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise’ journal and await publication.

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

Work Experience

British Cycling (FT 2007-2011) – North east regional coach, North east regional development manager.

Triathlon England (PT 2008-Present) – Cycling coach

Sunderland University (PT 204-2015) – Lecturer (Performance Analysis)

Sunderland AFC (PT 2013-2014) – Academy performance Analyst

Swissphysio (PT 2015-Present) / Newcastle Falcons (PT 2015) – Sports therapist

Il Sasso Cycling (PT/FT 2004-Present) – Owner, coach and training camp king


I am currently affiliated to the following organisations.

BASES – British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists

IBFI – International Bike Fitting Institute

British Cycling – National governing body of cycling in the UK

SMA – Sports Massage Association

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.