Retül and British Cycling extend partnership
Retül has again been chosen as the official bike fit technology of British Cycling. The governing body has been working with Retül since July 2013, using the latest technology to ensure a holistic and data-led approach to achieving effective riding positions.
Riders from the Great Britain Cycling Team have won 39 medals at world championship level in track cycling, para-cycling, BMX, mountain bike and on the road since the initial agreement was signed. The new deal will now take the relationship past the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Retül works in conjunction with the Great Britain Cycling Team’s medical staff, including lead physiotherapist Phil Burt, to ensure that riders’ bikes are set up for maximum performance while also minimizing the risk of injury.
As part of the extension, Retül will provide British Cycling with personal support from John Dennis, Retül’s lead instructor and fitter. British Cycling will also have access to a wide range of software to help analize rider positioning on the bike.
"Our relationship with Retül over the past 18 months has been an incredibly successful one, which is why we’re delighted to come to an agreement to extend the partnership,” said Phil Burt, British Cycling’s lead physiotherapist. “Having a tool that enables us to accurately measure our riders’ bikes and their interactions with them allows us to optimize positions for maximum performance.”
"Injury prevention is also an increasingly important part of elite sport and being able to identify potential problems before they occur makes a real difference. We look forward to working with Retül over the next two years to ensure that the Great Britain Cycling Team’s bikes provide them with the best possible riding experience on the road to Rio."
“We are excited to continue our relationship with British Cycling and be involved with such a top-class federation,” said Todd Carver, Chief Fit and Education Officer at Retül. “In addition to supporting British Cycling’s athletes, this year we also plan to provide more content and resources for British Cycling’s large membership. Based on our work with elite riders and recreation riders, we have a lot of information to share that is valuable for athletes and coaches.”
The partnership has been extended through 2016 ensuring that British Cycling has access to the latest in bike fit technology, training and support during a crucial period that includes the UCI 2016 Track World Championships in London and Rio 2016.
For more information about British Cycling visit www.britishcycling.org.uk.