The Cyclists’ Alliance is partnered with HeadSmart Sports Concussion programme - a world leading program that focuses on baseline brain function testing, concussion education and post-concussion management. As a TCA partner, they are offering free baseline testing for all members. If your team does not offer baseline testing, please contact email@example.com for your access code.
A baseline test tests various aspects of the nervous system that may be impacted by concussion. This develops a reference point that can be to used to recognize and monitor concussion, but also provide guidance on recovery. For a baseline test to useful, it must be taken before a crash!
HeadSmart Sports Concussion Programme is a world leading programme that focuses on baseline brain function testing, concussion education and post-concussion management. It simple and easy to use and will be co-ordinated by The Cyclists' Alliance to ensure your health and safety while riding.
Members can contact us for their personal code. Simply provide us with your name and email address and a voucher email will be sent to you which contains a link to complete the computerised baseline screening. In addition, to download the First Responder App to recognise concussion, we’ll send you an app promo code to use on the App or Play store.
"HeadSmart is great because it not only makes it easy to recognise and monitor concussion but it also provides athletes with guidance on their recovery, education on when it is safe to return to sport, as well as access to a network of specialists if required. The short and long term impacts of concussion on both riders' general health and careers are increasingly being recognised, and it's fantastic that the Cyclists' Alliance can now help you minimise these through their partnership with Headsmart." - Claire Rose