We are all individuals and have our own reasons and goals for cycling. 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.

Why? It delivers the greatest combination of comfort, stability, power, endurance available for you on your bicycle.I use the Torke Cycling Body Positioning method of bike fitting.  This is worlds best bike fitting method for finding individual optimisation. The method does not use normative ranges (angles of flexion / extension) and is knowledge based rather than following a set formula.  This method gives gives the greatest accuracy up to +/- 1.5mm (Saddle Height) and proven to give much greater client satisfaction and as a sports scientist and bike fitter, greater confidence that what I do gives far greater consistency of results.  It is a human assessment based and there are no proprietary equipment needed.

To achieve the fit that is best for you so you can manage the forces of cycling in the easiest and most efficient ways possible. I put the force into areas of the body that are most capable of dealing with them and do not put forces and loads into areas of the body that struggle to cope with them. In short, I find the easiest way possible to do the required work, free power…

Initial discussion of your cycling history, goals and positional problems will take place prior to the fit.  I will also look at your flexibility and posture and assess your fit holistically.

 Bike fit session lasting 2 hours (one bike) – £100

International Bike Fitting Institute (IBFI)

I’m really happy to announce acceptance into the International Bike Fitting Institute (IBFI). As someone who takes my profession seriously and hopes to develop and improve my performance in what I do, I feel the institute is very important.  It gives you, the client, piece of mind that your fitter is suitably qualified and experienced in what they do to provide the best fit possible.

 

 

‘The International Bike Fitting Institute (IBFI) is an international organisation developing a global standard for the bike fitting industry.

By providing an internationally-recognised accreditation scheme, IBFI protects established, trained bike fitters while helping cyclists access the skills and services they expect.

The not-for-profit organisation is overseen by some of the world’s top bike fitters and bike fit experts, and is supported by the industry’s leading organisations and education providers.’

Cleat placement

I will establish a stable platform for the individual cyclists legs to extend against and set the cleat to work with the type of cycling you are looking to do and in tune with your pedalling style.

Saddle height

The objective is to establish most effective saddle height for power production, efficiency, endurance and cycling health.

Saddle setback

Establish appropriate setback for Low hand, arm and shoulder tension. Enable good breathing and enlist as much muscle mass for pedalling while achieving postural stability on the saddle.  Enable you to create power on the flat and on climbs – or where is most meaningful for your goals.

Reach and drop

Create maximum stability and allow full extension of the spine to create a comfortable position in all handlebar positions.

Research

As a post graduate sports scientist I spent a lot of time studying biomechanics and its application within the sports environment. My particular focus was bike racing and individual bike riders, so I feel I am well placed to offer advice on your position and how you can achieve the most efficient fit on your bike.

I recently carried out a study which 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 presented the study at the World Congress of Cycling Science (WCCS) in Leeds (July 2014), which was well received. I am currently working toward publishing the findings from this study and I am continuing  further my research into cycling efficiency.