Cycling Performance Test

A 1.5 hour session to test your current cycling performance using a series of power based tests to build a profile of your current cycling level.  Includes consultation on training and goal setting and help with training programmes and coaching available on request. 

You will receive a full report and testing can be repeated to measure progress. No prior experience with power testing required and testing carried out on Wahoo kickr so no need to own a power meter. 


Advanced Performance Cycling Test

A 2 hour session including the Performance Cycling Test with the addition of lactate testing and body composition testing. For the cyclist aiming to maximise their performance potential and ensure they are getting the most from their training. 

Cycling Performance Test


The cycling performance test is a great way to establish your training zones to use to guide your training to help you achieve your goals.

The testing protocol has been designed by leading sports scientists using peer reviewed research alongside their experience working with world class athletes and World Tour cycling teams. The good news is it can be applied to all cyclists regardless of your level.

The test can be done at any time but is best carried out during a rest week to ensure you are fresh and ready to go. It is recommended to repeat the test 3-4 times per year as this will allow you to monitor and assess progress towards better performance. 


The Results

  • Estimate a riders sustainable power output at any duration (<60min), particularly useful in developing interval training
  • Estimate the effect of changes or improvements in one duration specific sustainable power on other durations
  • Calculate “Functional Threshold Power” (60 minute Mean Maximal Power) from less arduous field tests of shorter durations
  • Establish training zones from Functional Threshold Power

The session test takes a total of one hour and 30 minutes and will involve a readiness questionnaire followed by some baseline measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure. The power test itself takes around one hour of cycling including a ten minute warm up and a cool down.

We will then analyse the results, providing you with a detailed report. The report will include your performance during the test, your training zones and information on where to go next.

Cost: £125 


Advanced Cycling Performance Test

The search for an individual’s performance potential begins with an in-depth understanding of the athlete’s current physical condition. What are their strengths and what are their weaknesses.

This test is a great way to establish your training zones to then take into your weekly training plan. The Lactate test can be done at any time but is best carried out during a rest week to ensure you are fresh and ready to go. It is recommended to repeat the test 3-4 times per year, as this will allow you to monitor and assess progress towards better performance. 

The Lactate test takes 2 hours and will involve a readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q), followed by some baseline measurements such as height, weight, resting blood pressure, heart rate and blood lactate values.

The lactate test itself takes less than one hour and will include a structured warm up, followed by the main session and a cool down.  The test itself is a ramp test, which will increase by 30w, from an initial starting point of 150-180w, every 3 minutes. Blood lactate will be taken via a pinprick to either the finger or ear lobe during the last 30 seconds (‘) of each 3-minute stage of the test.   Heart rate values will also be taken within the last 30’ of each stage.

Test termination criteria is as follows;

  • pedal cadence of 70, 80 or 90 rpm can no longer be maintained;
  • subject volitional fatigue;
  • a given work-load or power output can no longer be maintained;

We will then analyze the results, providing you with a detailed report. The report will include your performance during the test, your training zones and information on where to go next.

Cost: £175 

Please wear/bring cycling kit, bike, HR strap, cycling computer and a change of clothes for post test.

 

To book online click here or call the clinic