Smalley-based motorcycling ace Leon Haslam joined fellow Pata Honda riders and the wider Honda Racing family as a selection of elite riders took part in an Assessment Day at the English Institute of Sport – the organisation behind much of Team GB’s outstanding success at the London 2012 Olympics.
The riders took part in physio and isometric testing, strength and conditioning assessments and a fitness analysis, as well as a seminar on sleep patterns and strategies in relation to sporting performance. The data collected from each rider will be collated and used to form the basis of their training and fitness programmes for the 2014 racing season.
“It’s great for us to welcome the Honda riders to the English Institute of Sport,” said EIS Director of Operations Richard Parker.
Haslam was in high spirits afterwards and said: “It’s been a fantastic day and it’s incredible to get all Honda’s different racing disciplines together. The facilities here are amazing and, although I’m used to fitness tests, it’s always good to learn more ways of improving your condition.”