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YOUR BODY AND BIKE AS ONE

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About Us


Working from our studio in the village of Lower Upham near to Winchester and Bishops Waltham, we provide professional bike fitting, performance testing and bespoke coaching plans, biomechanical assessments and sports massage.

Our studio is situated a short distance between Southampton and Portsmouth and just outside Winchester. We are 10 minutes off the M27 making us easily accessible for those travelling from further afield.

In either direction are beautiful cycling areas including Meon Valley, the South Downs and Test Valley.


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As founder of Vankru Performance Cycling, having competed on the road and track for over twenty five years (including as a semi professional rider in Italy), Garth created Vankru Cycling with a desire to use his knowledge and experiences to help athletes excel and overcome the hurdles each and every one of us face.


Attending the first European Retul University Course in 2010, he has since been established as one of the longest recognised Retul fitters in Europe and, in 2013, became one of 4 Master Retul Bike Fitters in Europe and the first one in the UK.


Corne' DeVilliers:

 

Corne' is an admin machine, making sure all the behind the scenes work is done. Including all the bookings and emails. Chances are she will be your first point of contact with us!

Why choose Vankru Cycling?


I have been bike fitting professionally for over 11yrs and am ranked as a Level 4 Certified Bike Fitter (the highest possible) with the International Bike Fitting Institute (IBFI), placing me amongst the best bike fitters in the world.

I have also recently been appointed the Global Region co-ordinator for the IBFI.

Level 4 certified fitters can act as mentors to other bike fitters.


Garth was the first Retül Master Fitter in the UK.

Also listed in the Top 10 Bike Fitters in the UK by Cycling Weekly and have lectured at Southampton University on bike fitting.


I haved worked with athletes at the top of the sport and have received training from the very best teachers of bike fit, including: Todd Carver (founder of Retül), Andrew Pruitt EdD (Founder of Body Geometry Fit), Paul Swift (Founder of Bikefit) and Jon Irriberi (Bike Fitter for World Tour Team Lotto-Jumbo).

Bike fit education includes Retül University, Body Geometry Fit, BikeFit, CycleFit, all accredited to the highest level.


I am also a qualified soft tissue therapist.

Continued professional development includes neurology courses, electromyography, feet, therapeutic kinesiology taping, movement screening, Precision Nutrition certified, Dr Phil Maffetone: MAF Foundations certified.

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Retül Certification (formerly the Master’s Motion Analysis Exam) is the highest level of training available through Retül University. Following on from Level 1 and Level 2, certification consists consists of written and practical examination with a Retül University Instructor. Candidates must demonstrate thorough anatomical knowledge, precise marker placement and understanding of fit principles and data analysis for road, mountain and TT bikes.

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Body Geometry Certification is the highest level of training available through Specialized Bicycle Company University. Experienced Bike Fitters who have completed Level 1 and 2 can put themselves forward for certification. where they must pass a written paper and carry out a bike fit observed by leading experts to prove thorough understanding of bike fit methodology.


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As the second oldest bicycle fitting system in the world and created by cycling legend Paul Swift, BikeFit provide ongoing training and seminars for bike fit education, as well as products for improving cyclists' connection to their bike through cleat shims and wedges.

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Vankru Studio, The Forge

Sciviers Lane, Hampshire, SO32 1HA

Call us 01489 861 276

Email Us bikefit@vankru.com