Tim is an extremely experienced bike fitter, qualified physiotherapist, elite coach, public speaker and writer. He runs his bike fit services from Worsley Physio Clinic, Manchester, under his brand name hp-3 and is extremely committed to his craft, with a raft of relevant qualifications, experience and technology in his studio. Alongside his numerous publications in academic journals, Tim is the Academic Lead at Salford University for the MSc in Clinical Biomechanics and Lower Limb modules.
In the studio, Tim has access to a 3D Retul double-sided motion sensor, various bike fitting video apps, a Wahoo Kickr turbo, numerous test saddles and a wheel riser. He also fits clients for cycling insoles.
Tim has worked with some of the biggest names in bike fit, and has treated and coached a number of professional athletes. However, he is passionate about working with cyclists of all ability levels. He believes that any cyclist who clips in can benefit significantly from a bike fit, and a number of former clients testify to the quality of his work on his website.
Tim’s qualifications, experience, equipment and services include:
Retül level 1 – 2013
Retül Advanced motion analysis – 2014
Retül TT/Tri (Physiohaus) 2013
Medicine of Cycling conference 2016
Liverpool John Moore University Cycling Symposium 2016
International Sports Science and Sports Medicine 2011
British Triathlon Performance Coaching Conference 2014
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Northumbria University 2003
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice – Teesside University 2012
Post Graduate Diploma Manipulative Therapy Teesside University 2010
Post Gradulate Diploma Musculoskeletal Studies Teesside University 2007
Academic Lead for MSc Clinical Biomechanics, and Lower Limb modules, Salford University (Trauma and Orthopaedics MSc pathway) 2015-current
PhD supervisor – Sunderland University 2013-current – Visualising inertial motion sensor data. A software solution for the analysis of asymmetry in cyclists using optical motion capture technology. (Elizabeth Gandy PhD student, Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology).
Lecturer for Applied Sciences module (Sports Injuries and rehabilitation) Sunderland University 2009-2010
Clinical Educator – Northumbria University 2008
Bike fit technology:
2D multiple cameras
3D Retül double sided
Bike fitting video apps
Wahoo Kickr turbo
Test saddles (Fizik, ISM, SMP)
Insoles – specialised and Siddas
RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY – Xsens motion capture suit, pending trial of Perception Neuron motion capture suit.
Mechanics courses: Edinburgh co-op
Sports Massage ACPSEM – level 4 -2012
Sports Massage – EIS – 2003
Instrument assisted massage – 2013
Myofascial release – 2009
Olympic weight lifting – UKSCA 2012
Speed and Agility – UKSCA 2013
British Triathlon coaching (Level 1 – 2007, Level 2 – 2007)
Training design and coaching advanced certificate – Army - 2002
Gandy, E., et al. (2014) A preliminary investigation of the use of inertial sensing technology for the measurement of hip rotation asymmetry in horse riders. Sports Technology 7:79-88
Multiple publications in magazines e.g. TriathlonPlus
Pending scientific journal publications:
Investigation of the use of inertial sensing equipment for the measurement of hip flexion and pelvic rotation as a risk factor of lower back injury in horse riders.
A Comparison of Xsens, Retül and Vicon in 3D Motion Analysis of cyclists