British Cycling today announced a new relationship with Retül – a professional bike fit company that uses the latest technology to ensure a holistic and data led approach to ensuring the most effective and efficient riding position.
Retül is now British Cycling’s official bike fit system supplier and will work in conjunction with its medical team to ensure riders’ bikes are set up to ensure maximum performance and minimise the risk of injury.
Using 3D motion capture technology, Retül’s Vantage system records the rider's positions in motion, therefore creating the most realistic picture of the rider's actual interaction with the bike when out on the road and trails.
The relationship will initially run for two years and will ensure that British Cycling staff have access to the latest in bike fit technology, training and support.
"I look forward to working with Retül over the next two years to ensure that the GB Cycling Team’s bikes provide them with the best possible riding experience on the road to Rio."
British Cycling’s Lead Physiotherapist, Phil Burt
British Cycling’s Lead Physiotherapist, Phil Burt, said:
“Retül’s ethos is all about dynamic bike fit, recording data whilst the rider is in motion and so their bike fitting system is the most comprehensive yet and incredibly accurate. In the right hands this equipment is a powerful tool. I look forward to working with Retül over the next two years to ensure that the GB Cycling Team’s bikes provide them with the best possible riding experience on the road to Rio.”
Retül’s co-founder, Todd Carver, added:
“British Cycling is widely considered the world’s premiere cycling national governing body. It is an honor for Retül to be a part of the future success of their riders – particularly at World Championship, Olympic and Paralympic level – and the opportunity to work with staff at British Cycling is invaluable in terms of always improving upon our processes. We’re very excited to see what we can accomplish together over the next two years.”
Retül will also support British Cycling’s expert knowledge zone on its website - the Insight Zone – by providing industry-leading content that the sports governing body’s 75,000 members and coaches will have exclusive access to.