Triathlon Pre-Test Information

See below & follow the instructions

Please read all the following information & fill out the forms when prompted to do so!


  • For the triathlon test, you will need to bring with you a bike, and clothes to ride in (DO NOT FORGET YOUR CYCLE SHOES AND SHORTS!!!)and your running kit.

  • We recommend that you use the bike you are most used to riding on, but ensure it has a good quality back wheel and tire.

  • (Please note you cannot ride on the Kingcycle with a fixed wheel bike or using a wheel with off-road tread, and if you are using Di2 and the battery is mounted under the bottom bracket please contact us before the test to see whether your bike is suitable)


The Test:

  • The bike and the run test will each takeabout 30-40 min in total.

  • The last 5 minutes of the test being very intense! As a result you will need to be physiologically and psychologically prepared.

  • We recommend at least one full rest day prior to your session, and that you are mentally prepared for a hard effort (as you would be for a competitive situation)


  • We would suggest similar preparations to a competition.

  • Ideally your last meal should be consumed ~ 3-4 hours prior to your arrival at the laboratory, with a small snack (if needed) 2 hours prior to arrival.

  • After this time you are ok to drink water, but avoid any energy containing products. If in any doubt about this please contact me.

  • Please avoid products with high levels of caffeine (e.g. coffee, tea, coke and chocolate) for the 6-12 hrs prior to the test where possible.



  • You will not be able to complete the tests if you are ill or injured in anyway (you will be asked to complete a medical consent form on the day of the test).

  • In the case that you are unable to attend a booked test for these reasons, please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule.
    (We charge a cancellation fee of £50for failure to cancel a test, or less than 24 hours notice of a cancellation).


Athlete Characteristic Forms:

  • This form is to provide us with information in order to ensure the tests undertaken are specific to your needs.

  • If you fill this in prior to your arrival it will provide more time after the tests to give specific feedback to your needs.


Training Guidelines:

  • We use the original British Cycling federation guidelines with a prescription of heart rate training zones. Using this as a basis for training we have successfully coached athletes in a variety of sports to an international level.

  • It will assist in our feedback of your results if you read these before your test.



  • Triathlon appointments are for a 5hour session.

  • The first 60 mins will be discussing your training history, we will then undertake the cycling test.

  • During a one hour break, we will discuss the results of this test.

  • The running assessment will then be undertaken with the final 60 mins being used to provide verbal and written feedback. During this time you will have the opportunity to ask questions, and will be provided with guidance specific to your individual requirements.

  • Please ensure that you arrive promptly for your test, as we will run strictly to time.

Click the button below to read the training guidelines as (originally) approved and recommended by the British Cycling Federation

Forms Required

Click the button below to our Tri-Test Forms.


Please print these out, fill them in and send them to us prior to the test date.

Pre - Test Questionnaire


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