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Assessing sweat responses during cycling

A study into the body's response to cycling at different times of the day

Participants will be required to cycle around Centennial Park for 60 minutes at 2 different self-paced exercise intensities for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 occasions.

Trials will occur in the morning for 'cool' sessions (<25 degrees Celsius) and in the late morning to early afternoon for the 'warm' (>30 degrees) condition.

There will be 2 cool sessions and 3 warm sessions if a participant completes all 5 trials.

Pre and post nude body mass measurements will be taken using portable scales and a portable change room.

Post exercise subjective measures of thirst, thermal sensation and session difficulty will also be taken.

Participants will be compensated at $50 per trial to a maximum of $250 for completing all 5 trials.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Have your own road bike and safety equipment
  • Regularly cycle (at least 1 ride per week)
  • Are between 18-40yrs old
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Are free from chronic disease

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator:

Lindsey Hunt or James Smallcombe with any questions, or to express interest.