Velomotion is the premier Retul bike fit studio in the UK having worked with the company for many years.
Many bike fit studio staff in the UK and abroad have been trained at Velomotions premises and are now spreading the Retul word across the globe.
In addition to fits and training carried out at our premises in Milton Keynes we have also travelled widely to train other fitters and to perform fits for the great and the good of the cycling world.
Here are a few pictures we have collected on our way to let you see just how hard our job can be.
I attended this course at Manchester Velodrome over 2 days, this was the first time the course has been run outside of the Retul HQ.
I have worked out of this location a number of times now. We had 8 students over the 5 days, we covered both the Transition to Dynamic Bike Fit Course & the Basic Motion Analysis Certification. We have students from Norway, Italy and the UK.
This was the first course to be run out of our new location in Newport Pagnell. Over the week we covered the Basic Motion Analysis Certification Course, I had 5 students on the course, 3 from the UK, 1 from South Africa and 1 from Germany. A great week!
I travelled to Taipei, Taiwan to work alongside Winston Tam (Asia Lead Instructor). We had 6 students on the course, 4 from Thailand, 1 from Taiwan and 1 from The Phillipines. We covered both the Transition to Dynamic Bike Fit Course and the Basic Motion Analysis Certification Course.
13-14th February – International Cyclefit Symposium (ICS)
12-15th February – London Bike Show
This year the International Cyclefit Symposium was held to coincide with the London Bike Show. As Retul were invited to the ICS they invited me along to help out with the symposium and spend time on the Retul booth within the show.
The symposium took place over 2 days and involved both presentations from guest speakers and practical workshops, the latest bike fit topics, research and areas of interest are discussed.
The London Bike Show was over 4 days, here we were showcasing Retul, we were doing demos up on stage as well as fitting visitors in our booth using our Retul Muve fit bike.
I attended both of these courses at the home of British Cycling to improve my knowledge of the foot/pedal interface and to gain a better understanding of the effect that position and equipment has on rider aerodynamics. Since aero drag is 80-90% of the overall resistance affecting a rider and roughly 80% of this aero drag is the rider, the remainder being the bike. Aerodynamics are important!
I travelled out to Bahrain to work for Skate Shack. The shop is arguably the biggest bicycle chain in the Gulf, in addition to this they oversee the distribution of Trek bicycles across a number of countries within the Gulf. They had 5 students on the course and own 2 systems, one in Manama, Bahrain and the other in Doha,Qatar.
I spent a week in December 2013 in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. My role to instruct 4 shop employees from Cyclomotion, a very nice upcoming store in the Wangsa Maju district.
The Retül Summit is a chance for the Retül instructors from around the world to meet up at Retül HQ in Boulder, Colorado.
The Japan Retül University course took place in Kanagawa, part of the Greater Tokyo area. Myself and Makito Fushimi of Kanagawa Sun Merit bike fit studio instructed both the Retül Motion Capture Certification course and the TT/Triathlon course.