Wind Tunnel Cycling Biomechanics and Aerodynamics Training at Flanders Bike Valley
“Make me more aero!” Torke Cycling is delighted to join forces with Innovative Cycling to offer this unique course, the most advanced training in TT/Aero fitting available. You will gain knowledge and practical skills to achieve a fast position for each individual cyclist you consult with.
Oct 24-25 2019 // March 16 – 17 2020
On the Aero Consultant course you will learn how to work in a wind tunnel and what can be expected when you take your clients to a wind tunnel. Participants can book the wind tunnel for their own clients after the course. The preceding Torke Cycling Body Positioning course will show you Next Level bike fitting positioning and its real effects.
How will it benefit my business?
Your customers now have access to affordable aerodynamic testing tools and facilities (eg. Alphamantis, Boardman wind tunnel, on bike tools, bioracer motion). As a bike fitter, your job is to help customers understand what positions they should test and what is the most sustainably powerful position before spending time and money in the wind tunnel.
Once the optimal position is reached you can then optimise and sell components… Bars, helmets, skinsuits, extensions, frame, wheels.
What’s it like? Click here for a review from Beukers Bike Centre of our Torke Cycling 2017 training.
“optimal functional range”
Torke Cycling Aerodynamic Preferencing Protocol is a revolutionary way of consistently determining individual cyclists’ optimal functional range. You will learn how to define the rider’s functional maximal sustainable force and posture limitations, which allows a rider to absolutely maximise any aerodynamic testing time. Can your rider sustain high force in the ‘aero’ position you have put them in? If not the effort is wasted.
It is a requirement for fitters to have already completed Torke Cycling Body Positioning before going on to Aero Consultant Aerodynamic Preferencing.
Topics to be covered include:
- What is “more aerodynamic”?
- How to define the rider’s functional maximal sustainable force and posture limitations
- Shape of extensions
- Height of the base bar
- Height of the extensions
- Frame size – more spacers or more frame?
- Shorter cranks – does this really bring an advantage?
- And more….
The course will be taught in English with biomechanical aspects delivered by Tony Corke and aerodynamic aspects by a specialist wind tunnel engineer from Flanders Bike Valley.
Cost is only 850Euro for 2 days – this includes a minimum of 4 hours in the wind tunnel.
Flanders Bike Valley is around 1 hour from Eindhoven airport and 1 hour from Brussels Airport and railway station for delegates travelling from London. The Flanders’ Bike Valley wind tunnel is an independent, low speed wind tunnel designed specifically for cyclists and the cycling industry, where aerodynamic drag and turbulence can be measured for manufacturers, product developers, and athletes.
For those travelling a great distance or new to Torke training, combine your Aero Consultant course with –
Next courses: Oct 24-25 2019 // March 16 – 17 2020
For more information and to book please contact us.