BMC was born in Switzerland in 1994 and raised surrounded by the watch-making industry of Grenchen in Canton Solothurn. The relationship to performance cycling began when BMC began supplying the Swiss professional road racing team Phonak Cycling, whose then patron was Andy Rihs, owner of international hearing company of the same name. Rihs took over BMC in 2000 with the vision of building a carbon production facility to produce the ‘Porsche of race bikes’, and so he did.
The factory changed how the company approaches bike manufacturing and over the years, it has evolved into the Impec Advanced R&D Lab.Precision engineering and an innovative approach to research and development are at the core of BMC and no other cycling manufacturer has so many tools at its disposal under one roof
BMC has written its way into history by supplying bikes for the world’s top athletes, winning races such as the Tour de France, and Road Race World Championships. www.bmc-switzerland.com
Eddy Merckx – 5 time winner of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Winner of the Vuelta a Espana in 1973 and first rider ever to complete the Triple Crown. Merckx retired in 1978 aged 33 due to persistent injuries. Was it feasibly possible for a cycling legend to improve? Julian Wall and Philip Cavell, the founders of Cyclefit believe the perceived “impossible is possible”.
Since 2001 Jules and Phil have devoted more time and resources to bike fitting than any other shop in Europe. They have travelled the world studying, developing, teaching and creating bike fitting techniques for amateur riders, global bike manufacturers, and World Tour Riders. All because they know how important bike fitting is to the enjoyment and performance of the most beautiful sport on earth.
Cyclefit offers GPM10 clients the opportunity to optimise their riding position which will minimise the risk of injury and improve performance. www.cyclefit.co.uk
Intelligent personal fitness drives the PerformancePro ethos at its athlete-grade gym in the heart of London’s West End. The PerformancePro team of personal trainers, sports performance coaches and nutritionists combine the science behind health and fitness with a refreshingly personal and human approach.
PerformancePro is celebrated for its Cycle Performance Coaching. This key service is a real passion for many of the team. Director Anthony Purcell is a leading cycle coach and competitive road and criterium racer, having completed Marmotte, Haute Route and L’Etape du Tour.
PerformancePro’s Cycle Performance Coaching is dedicated to creating power based training sessions to increase speed, distance and power to weight. This approach includes one to one cycle specific strength and conditioning training, regular Wattbike testing, blood lactate and FTP testing and power profile.
Whether clients are training for a triathlon, sportive or for their personal best up the nearest hill, PerformancePro helps them become fitter, stronger, faster and smarter in the saddle. performancepro.fitness
Alex Fugallo, osteopath and co-founder of Beyond Health has 25 years of experience in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal problems. Alex is dedicated to providing high quality and innovative treatments for his patients drawing on knowledge acquired during 28 years of clinical practise. As a former international athlete Alex has a keen interest and respect for elite sport and has consulted for UK Athletics, West Ham FC, Saracens RFC and practiced on the ATP tennis tour and at the Paralympic Games.
Alex still trains, competes and coaches which allows him to evaluate new ideas and techniques which inform his current practise. Alex is able to assess & treat GPM10 clients at his clinic in South West London. www.beyond-health.co.uk
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, Saddleback is the exclusive UK distributor for some of the Worlds top Cycling brands including ALCHEMY, ARUNDEL, ASTUTE, CASTELLI, CHRIS KING, ENVE, INTENSE, ROTOR, SIDI, SILCA, STAGES and TROY LEE DESIGNS. There goal is simple; to continue to be the number one distributor of performance road and MTB products to the UK cycling industry. www.saddleback.co.uk
Morgan specialises in cycling and triathlon injury, injury prevention and bike fitting. He has clinics based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Edinburgh working with athletes of all ages and abilities.
Morgan works with the Women’s UCI team WNT Pro Cycling and is a soigneur for Men’s UCI Continental team One Pro Cycling, and the Great Britain Cycling Team. as a physiotherapist in 2009, Morgan went on to work in the NHS in North Yorkshire. His interest in sports injury and rehabilitation and especially cycling biomechanics lead him to a move to London, training and working with Cyclefit.
As part of his role he was a consultant physiotherapist at UCI World Tour professional cycling team Radioshack-Leopard Trek, Trek Factory Racing and UCI Women’s team Matrix Pro Cycling where he lead pre-season injury screening and assessment to help optimise riders’ performance.
As a keen road cyclist, Morgan attends a number of our events during the season providing advice and treatments for our clients. www.mlphysio.co.uk