The types of test offered are:
FTP is defined as the average power a rider can sustain for 60 minutes. The test consists of a predefined warmup followed by a 20 minute all out effort paced so that performance does not tail off dramatically. From this a riders FTP can be calculated. FTP tells a rider the power beyond which lactate accumulates quickly in the muscles and fatigue sets in. This can be improved with specific training and will result in improved time trial performance and ability to sustain hard efforts in road races.
The coach running the test will be able to discuss the above in more detail. Specific instructions on what is required on the day of test can be found here.
The tests are performed on a Cyclops PowerBeam Pro using programmed test protocols.
There is a fee associated with this test. This is currently £10 and covers the use of the test facility and the maintenance of the testing equipment. This is payable at the time of the test.