Cycling

We offer a range of services specifically for cyclists to improve their cycling fitness, training and performance. Whether you are just starting out or have been cycling for years, we can help you to get the most out of your training.

All our services are tailored to be cycling-specific. We also take into account your training background, your goals and the time you have available to train, to help you optimise your training and achieve your aims.

We have worked with cyclists of all ages and abilities, and with people training for time-trials, endurance events, multi-day events, track cycling and mountain biking (cross-country, downhill and 4X).

What is a Cycling Physiology Test?

Find out everything you need to know about our cycling fitness test and how it can help you improve your performance on the bike.

Physiology Assessments

The purpose of cycling fitness testing is to provide information that can be used to both optimise training and enhance performance.

Getting your training intensities correct and working on the right things at the right stage of the year means you aren’t wasting precious training time.

The risks of injury, illness and overtraining can also be reduced as a consequence.

The main physiological variables that impact on performance will vary depending on what you are training for, so getting your training right for your event and also for your current physiological status is important.

In short, a cycling fitness test will help you maximise your training in the time that you have available to train.

Who is it for?

Anyone can access our service.  Test protocols are adapted to suit the individual, whether you are a beginner or experienced athlete, and to suit the sport/event for which you are preparing.

The purpose of the testing is to give you specific, individualised training advice based on your physiology, so it is most suited to people who are training for a particular sport or event.

How much does it cost?

A standard test (VO2max and submax) is £150 plus VAT.  If two people come in together for testing, each would get a 10% discount, and if you book a second visit within 12 months of the first you would get a 10% discount.  Bespoke test protocols and packages for groups can be delivered so please contact us for exact pricing.

For more detail on what’s involved, visit Physiology Assessments page.

Ultra-Endurance

If you are training for an endurance event such as an Ironman, an sportive or a multi-day event, information about your fuel utilisation (how much fats/carbs you use) can be key.

Our carbohydrate stores are limited, so maximising your ability to use fats as a fuel is vital for success in long endurance events.  Understanding your fuel metabolism will allow you to tailor your training and your nutrition appropriately.

Our standard cycling physiology test protocol is adapted slightly, and the test is carried out in the morning, after your standard race day breakfast, to give us as accurate information as possible about the amount of fats and carbs you use. 

Your feedback report will include a section explaining these results, advising on training adaptations to influence fuel use if necessary, and guidance on how much carbohydrate you need to be taking on during a race.

Who is it for?

Anyone can access our service.  Test protocols are adapted to suit the individual, whether you are a beginner or experienced athlete, and to suit the sport/event for which you are preparing.

The purpose of the testing is to give you specific, individualised training advice based on your physiology, so it is most suited to people who are training for a particular sport or event.

How much does it cost?

The extended physiology test (VO2max and submax including fuel utilisation) is £175 plus VAT.  If two people come in together for testing, each would get a 10% discount, and if you book a second visit within 12 months of the first you would get a 10% discount.  Bespoke test protocols and packages for groups can be delivered so please contact us for exact pricing.