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    Part One - Why Now that the 18,000 sqft Boardman Performance Centre is open, we look back at Chris Boardman's Olympic and professional career and ask the man himself why he feels that the Boardman Performance Centre is a game changer for the cycling industry.
    Part Two - What Through Chris' career as an athlete and then time as head of R&D at British Cycling, he's well aware of the factors that play pivotal roles in a cyclists performance. Utilising this experience alongside industry specialists in physiology and biomechanics, we have developed a facility and services that allow cyclists of all levels the chance to understand and improve their own performance.
    Part Three - Who Quite simply, anyone wanting to go more than 10 miles an hour on a bicycle, regardless of their level or experience. In the final part of our look at the Boardman Performance Centre, Chris explains who has the most to gain from the services and expertise the Performance Centre offers.
    Why build a performance centre? Now that the 18,000 sqft Boardman Performance Centre is open, we look back at Chris Boardman's Olympic and professional career and ask the man himself why he feels that the Boardman Performance Centre is a game changer for the cycling industry.
    In a career spanning over 30 years at the highest level of competition and with Olympic Gold, World Record and podium success to his name, Chris Boardman is somewhat of an authority on going fast on a bicycle and improving a cyclist’s performance. From his time working with Lotus, their engineers and aerodynamicists in the MIRA tunnel before his Olympic Gold at the Barcelona games in 92, through to his time as British Cycling’s head of R&D, Chris has racked up countless hours in wind tunnels, questioning, exploring and developing a deep understanding of aerodynamics and their application to cycling.

    With this knowledge and witnessing the impact that aerodynamics had in taking Olympic athletes from forth and third places to first, he could clearly see how this understanding and methodology would be hugely beneficial to everyday cyclists across many disciplines. It was this idea that ultimately lead to what has become the Boardman Performance Centre, built around the UK’s first cycling-specific wind tunnel offering cyclists of all levels the tools and expertise to explore for themselves their cycling potential.

    ‘I knew that we had an idea that was going to be the most accurate tunnel in the world in my opinion and we could do it at a price accessible to the everyday cyclist. I took this idea to the team at Boardman and they were all over it, they could see the value of this and just for themselves as enthusiasts could see that we wanted to be the first people to do this, and that’s exactly what we’re in the middle of doing.’ – Chris Boardman

    WHAT DOES THE PERFORMANCE CENTRE OFFER? Through Chris' career as an athlete and then time as head of R&D at British Cycling, he's well aware of the factors that play pivotal roles in a cyclists performance. Utilising this experience alongside industry specialists in physiology and biomechanics, we have developed a facility and services that allow cyclists of all levels the chance to understand and improve their own performance.
    What’s in this building is more than just a wind tunnel, this bespoke piece of machinery is very much at the heart of the facility and will provide cyclists with a critical piece of information that has up until now been unattainable to the majority, but it’s not the only piece of information needed for those looking to improve their performance or simply their enjoyment of the sport.

    A state of the art physiology testing suite and services allows you to assess your current state of fitness and function, enabling you to gain valuable insight into how your body creates your physical capacity and that it is ready to perform effectively and safely.

    Sitting alongside and complimenting both of these services are our bike fitting sessions from friendly, experienced staff who will ensure that you are set up in the optimal position by looking at how the body and bike interact to both increase your effectiveness and avoid injury.

    WHO IS THE PERFORMANCE CENTRE FOR? Quite simply, anyone wanting to go more than 10 miles an hour on a bicycle, regardless of their level or experience. In the final part of our look at the Boardman Performance Centre, Chris explains who has the most to gain from the services and expertise the Performance Centre offers.

    Anybody who is interested in their performance, whether to improve in your local club ride, tackle your first triathlon or in preparation for a grand tour, will find the services and facilities available at the Performance Centre, unlike anything that has been available before.

    Through years of experimentation and investigation working alongside the very best athletes and experts, Chris and the Performance Centre team understand that combining expertise in physiology, biomechanics and aerodynamics significant improvements can be achieved, regardless of your cycling discipline, level or experience. From the basics of fit and comfort to physiological efficiency and capacity to aerodynamic exploration, the Performance Centre offers you the chance to explore your performance ambitions.

    No matter what your goals, from your first sportive to preparing to take an Olympic title, the Boardman Performance Centre will be where you will find what you need to help you get there. All delivered in a class-leading facility with a concept store to browse around and the stunning Cotswold countryside to enjoy on two wheels right outside the front door.

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