This came through today. If anyone is interested please reply to Will Gurton. Note the specific requirements. Ed Good afternoon,
I hope this email finds you well - and sorry for the length in advance!
I am currently recruiting male cyclists for an academic research study being conducted within the School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University. I found your details via British Cycling and your club website as a potential contact for Sherwood CC . I am contacting many of our local cycling clubs and thought yours might be a suitable fit.
During this study, we will be examining the single and combined effects of sodium bicarbonate ingestion and an individualised warm up strategy on 4-km cycling time trial performance . In order to complete this research, we are looking for cyclists that meet the following criteria:
Males (18 - 45 years old) BMI: 18.5 - 29.9 kg/m2 Elite or sub-elite ( category 1/2/3 ) cyclists
No use of sodium bicarbonate as a performance aid within the last six months Briefly, each cyclist would be required to attend our laboratory on six separate occasions across roughly a four week period. These visits will include an initial maximal exercise test, familiarisation to experimental procedures and 4 x 4-km cycling time trials. All exercise tests will be completed on the cyclists' own bike to increase the practical application for your future events.
As part of the testing experience, I will provide each cyclist with a scientific report , which will describe their physiological responses to the maximal exercise test. This type of exercise test usually costs in the region of £150 and therefore is a very high demand service within applied sport science. The physiological parameters obtained can be implemented into training programmes, e.g. for the prescription of training zones . I would also be willing to have a brief consultation with cyclists to explain the data and possible implications for their training.
I can of course provide you with more detailed information, but firstly do you think this is something your club members would be interested in? I have attached our study poster. If you think best, I would be willing to travel to one of your rides to give a quick talk on the study in more detail.
I look forward to hearing back from you in due course. I will be hugely grateful for any help you can provide us with.
Will Gurton, BSc
MRes Exercise Physiology
Nottingham Trent University
Tel: (+44) 7957000057
South westerly tomorrow. I’d suggest East Leake for a change. Out East Bridgford, Aslockton, Granby, Langar, Colston Basset, Hickling, Wysall, Costock; back via Rempstone, Wymeswold, Willoughby, Upper Broughton, Long Clawson etc. Approx 57 miles. Phil
I have received the following message: It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Trevor Savage a well respected fast man of the 50s. Trevor won many of the club trophies during his time as a member, the Patchett Trophy, Acorn Trophy, Lighthouse and Judge trophies to name just a few, he also held the Nottm to Boston and back record for many years. He also won a Massed Start race on the Forest to become Midland Champion I think this was 1953.
Trevor's funeral will take place on Tuesday 21st January at Gedling Crematorium at 1.30pm.
Rodney Savage Just had a correction it is 21 January not February. Same day as Jim Hollands' service.