You’ve spent time and money ensuring your bike and kit work optimally, but your body is the most important part of your performance.
In cycling, the body is the motor. If you’re looking for gains, it makes sense to give it the same attention you give your kit.
Forth Edge not only provides a snapshot of how your body is working but also gives you the information to better understand what it needs, supported by a team of specialist sports scientists. The more you know about your body’s strengths and needs, the better you can tailor your training and nutrition to keep it working it’s best.
We want to ensure athletes like you are able to train sustainably, reaching your potential without compromising your health now or in the future. To do that, scientific knowledge is key.
What biomarkers are important for cyclists?
Cycling is an endurance sport, with sustained effort required over minutes, hours or even days. Ensuring your body is properly fueled, has the essential micronutrients it needs like iron and B12, and is adequately rested as indicated by markers such as cortisol and hs-CRP is essential.
Regular testing of biomarkers can also act as an early detection system for signs of overtraining, under-nutrition and poor bone health, by detecting low levels of hormones, for example, or high levels of cortisol which is an indicator of stress.
How often should I test?
The more information you have, the clearer and more accurate the picture becomes, so Forth Edge recommends that athletes test themselves every three months.
This will enable you to establish your own personal ‘normal’ which allows you to monitor how changes in training or nutrition affect you and alert you when significant deviations occur.
How Forth Edge works
Order your test
Choose a test to suit your sport or design your own bespoke profile.
Take your sample
A safe, easy-to-use kit makes taking your sample at home simple and convenient.
View your results
View your results on your app and learn more about how biomarkers affect your performance.
Watch our short video to see how our test kit works
Your personal sports-science team, in your pocket
Sample at home and get your results quickly
The easy-to-use Forth Edge test kit allows you to collect the sample at home and post it directly to our accredited laboratories. Processing and analysis takes only two days, and our unique app interface lets you see your results at a glance, or dive deeper for more insight into what each marker means for you, your training and racing.
Expert advice and analysis
Our team of sports medicine experts will analyse your unique biomarker profile, interpreting the results and providing evidence-based advice so you feel empowered to optimise your health and performance.
Your biomarker data when you need it
Using cutting-edge technology we’ve developed an app and interface that puts you in control of your biomarker profile, and with regular testing you can build up an accurate picture of how your body responds to training. Whether you’re monitoring across a season, recovering from injury or keen to train sustainably, Forth Edge can help you make the most of your hard work.
Science-based knowledge to help you train smarter
Safe and simple at-home sample collection
Our easy-to-use kits make collecting your sample and sending it to our labs quick and convenient.
World-class facilities, accurate results
Our accredited labs use the latest analytical technology and techniques to process your sample, giving accurate and insightful results in only two days
Expert sports science advice, tailored to you
The Forth Edge medical team consists of world-leading experts in their fields, including nutrition, endocrinology and sample analysis techniques. They interpret your readings to provide advice that’s specific to you.
The information you need at your fingertips
A user-friendly app that displays all the key biomarker data you need for your sport, compared against the average user for your age and gender set
Discover your unique biological profile
Test regularly, and you’ll get to know your body like never before. You’ll understand what it needs, and how to train and race sustainably while optimising your performance.
Taking the best to new heights
We work with professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts to help them reach new levels of performance
“I find the information about my blood values at different points in the season very valuable; it helps me guide my training and monitor the training load. Equally my nutritionist, coach and gym coach use this information to better enable them to direct my training. It’s a complete team effort and Forth Edge makes this possible. Plus the test is super quick and easy.”
“As a professional athlete I need to ensure that I’m looking after my body throughout the year. Being an ultra runner, my training volume is high (225km average per week) and it’s essential to stay healthy. This is where Forth Edge has helped me; my first test showed that my iron levels were low and I have now been able to improve them which has really helped my performance. It’s an essential part of my training and racing as an endurance athlete!”
“The more Forth Edge results I’ve had the better I’ve been able to compare previous results and therefore discover what is normal for me. Last year I had elevated white blood cell results and inflammation compared to previous results. It came 5 weeks after a bad cold that I thought I was over but turns out I wasn’t and I could adapt my training accordingly.”
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