Testing Evaluator

Which is the right test for you?  Study the information and guidance below to determine which test best satisfies your needs.  If, after studying the advice, you are still unsure contact us and we can discuss it together.

I'm new to cycling and I would like to begin a winter training session.  I would like to monitor my fitness improvement over the winter base building period.  Which test should I take?

Ideally you should take a sub-maximal test to evaluate and record your current fitness level.  This should then be followed up, immediately after, by a max heart rate test.  You can then create your training around your correct training zones, ensuring maximum return on your training investment.  You will receive comprehensive test data from each test and pay a combined testing fee of 20.  

I want to do my own thing as far as organising my own training and coaching but I'm not sure if I have my correct maximum heart rate.  Which test should I take?

Just take the max-heart rate test.  The information from that and other physiological information we deride from a questionnaire, along with the WCPP Heart Zone chart we provide you, will help you prepare your own training plans,  

In road races or on the track I feel I'm hanging on rather than driving the group.  I need to increase my endurance and cruising speed, also I've got a good sprint but I'm not in the leading group at the end.  Which test should I take?

The  vVO2max test will help you determine the answer to all of the above questions.  You can go harder and faster with an increased aerobic output or you can ride at the same speed for less perceived effort.  The test data from this test will allow you to pin-point the exact levels to train to expand your aerobic capacity.  

I want to perform better at time trials and road races.  I know I need to increase my aerobic capacity but I'm not sure what pace I should be training to get the best performance increase. 
Which test should I take?

The  vVO2max test is the best one to take.  Especially if you are within your first two-years of riding.  It is less stressful than the VO2max test but gives similar results although not as comprehensive test data.  

I've heard that cycle racing is all about VO2max and the person with the biggest wins.  I'm getting dropped in races and I seem to run out of steam as the pace picks up.  I want to determine my VO2max, improve it and stay with the group when the early attacks go.  Which test should I take?

Obviously the VO2max test.  Although the first statement isn't totally correct the assumption is almost there.  A VO2max test  provides excellent test data which will help determine the correct zones in which to to train.  

I've reached a plateau regarding my time time trailling abilities.  I've done all the speed work and I'm training harder and harder but just can't seem to go any faster come race day.  I'm not sure what I need to do to improve and I'd like a benchmark from which to work.  Which test should I take?

The vVO2max test will give you all the information you need to form a benchmark for attacking your personal best.  This test provides an excellent indicator to the endurance capacity and race winning potential of an athlete.  

I'm often there or thereabouts at the end of races but always seem to get
pipped in the sprints as my effort tails away just as I get to the line.  I would like to know my maximum power and the rating  effectiveness of my anaerobic energy systems.  Which test should I take?

The Wingate test is the only anaerobic test we do.  it is extremely stressful but the test data it provides give a fascinating insight to the workings of the anaerobic energy systems.  Suddenly all of the stuff you've been told and read about make instant sense as you "feel" the systems working and exhausting.