In the cycling community, poorly fitting bikes are one of the most common causes of inefficient performance, discomfort and injury.

At Severn Valley Cycles, we offer a Bike Fit service for road, TT and triathlon. This will be undertaken by Dr Alison Amos, a retired GP who has a long standing interest in Sports Medicine and Mark who has worked within the bike industry for many years.

Alison is a trained Trek Precision Bike Fitter (Level 2) as well as holding a Diploma in Bicycle Maintenance. Mark has been trained in-house by Alison.

We offer 2 levels of Bike Fit at Severn Valley Cycles. A Full Motion Capture Bike Fit and a Static Bike Fit

A full motion capture bike fit (by Alison) includes:

  • A detailed Interview with the cyclist
  • A Trek Precision fit to the bike

The process lasts up to 2 and a half hours and includes:

The Athlete

  • An interview ensuring we understand the reason for the bike fit as well as factoring in injuries new and old into the process.
  • A measurement of core strength and flexibility
  • A range of motion assessment including knee tracking and assessment of the foot/pedal interface
  • Fitness levels and recommendations based on findings

The Bike

  • Measurement of your bike in its current settings
    • Saddle height and angle
    • Fore and aft position of the saddle
    • Handlebar width and drop
    • Stem length and rise
    • Measurement and setting up of efficient range of motion and angles.
  • On bike assessment including 360 degree video motion capture and analysis
  • Adjustments where required
  • A written report
  • A follow up visit in 2 – 6 weeks

Triathlon/TT Fit

This includes a Body Fit alongside the assessment of Aero Bars To maximize comfort and speed: -

  • Time Trial, Focus on matching flexibility to drag
  • Triathlon fitting for sprint distance, Olympic and Ironman distance


A full motion capture bike fit costs £120 but is half price with all bike purchases between £500 and £2000. It is free with all purchases over £2000. 

A static bike fit (by Mark) takes up to 90 minutes and includes:

  • Measurement of the bike in its current position
  • Saddle height and angle
  • Fore and aft position of the saddle
  • Handlebar width and drop
  • Stem length and rise
  • Measurement and setting up of efficient range of motion and angles.
  • Adjustments as required
  • or by utilizing the Exustar bike measurement device, we will be able to identify the right frame size and geometry for your new bike (costs refunded if the bike is subsequently purchased from us)

A static bike fit costs £50


For either Fit, you will need to bring your cycling clothing with you; although you will not need to wear it all the time, it will be required for the physical and on-bike assessment. You should also bring your current footwear with cleats (if you do not currently use cleats, this can be discussed on the day). If you use Speedplay pedals, can you please bring these with you.

Please telephone Severn Valley Cycles on 01594 844291 or e-mail at Bikefit@svc.bike to discuss your requirements and book an appointment.