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Zwift – Where next? – Your Opinion?

YuChiang Cheng who joins Zwift as Chief Product Officer where he will own the end-to-end customer experience of Zwift’s products; driving customer value, innovation and quality. Cheng will lead Product Design & UX,  Engineering, Game Design & Art, Product Management, R&D, Content Programming, LiveOps, QA, and Community Support. That is some job list and many…

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Indoor Velo – your tech mount solution?

Frustrated by keeping his screen and tech at hand when training indoors on his smart trainer, legend and all round good bloke, ‘King’ Sean Kelly is backing a new product, inspired by the great man himself. Many hardcore ‘Zwifters’ will be using a flat-screen 4k TV on a stand and with the pandemic, more people…

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On-line Cycling? Need the odd break from the usual? Hustle City is here!!

A pandemic of cycling platforms seems to be upon us and many are the same. We now have the freedom to use N+1 and not to be stuck on any one platform. Here is what we currently have: Ride on a smart trainer Even when you have steering, it is within a set route Mental…

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The Perfect Zwift/Any Other Virtual Platform Bike?

In this short article, we will ask you some questions to get you thinking about your Zwift, RGT, Veloton, enter any other platform name here, set-up. Firstly, let’s take a step back and consider what gets the best possible results in an eRace on Zwift or the other platforms. For the uber-serious outdoor racing cyclist…

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Virtual Cycling and Racing – Are you where you think that you are? WYSI(not)WYG?

The purpose of this missive is to continue to drive forward the conversation about drafting. The reason is, do you know who you are drafting?! This seems like a mad/daft question. I agree, however, totally ignoring our mantra that comparison is the death of happiness, we have posted here (and we will cover this on…

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Virtual cycling – drafting. You can, but should you?

It’s often a question in life; you can, but should you? Following our latest post regarding drafting on Zwift, much debate has occurred on social media. In this post, we aim to add more context upon this, especially for the inexperienced virtual cyclist – and inexperienced cyclists generally. Let’s go back before the days of…

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Keep on Rocker Plating in a Free World – KOM Cycling Release a high tech rocker-plate

KOM Cycling, a U.S. manufacturer, have produced a high-tech rocker plate for the ever growing community of serious indoor cyclists. Whilst the hard science to prove the benefits of rocker plates, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence from those that use them. Personally, I’m to be convinced and we look forward to receiving a…

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RGT 101 – Magic Roads – Never Run Out of Courses to Ride!

It all started with a pandemic – okay, that’s a terrible start….well, it all started when people discovered indoor cycling. The post-2012 cohort of born-again-cyclists had only ridden their Pinarello F something or other bikes outside and in winter, with mudguards. When you spend that much on a bike, why even do anything else, right?…

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Elite sponsor their first ever eSports team

Elite Cycling have today announced that they will be supplying their first eRacing team, the dPAC-ELITE Esports Team. The team is an elite level Esports cycling squad, created with the goal of gathering cyclists from all parts of the world to race together in some of the most important cycling Esports competitions. “We also help…

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Veloton – Cycling eSports Platform – first look

Apparently, it all started with a new indoor cycling platform headed by a chap named Eric, a want by some enthusiastic people to make indoor cycling racing ‘esports’ become the biggest thing since the Tesla share-price and a chap named Niels who had a snazzy smart-bike https://www.virtuprocycling.com/Product/ElitePrivateB2C. Eric and his platform went one way and…

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Review: Tacx Flux 2 Smart 2020 model

Or is it ‘Smart? Please read on… Okay, the headlines about this smart-trainer: Bluetooth and Ant + compatible and therefore with most, if not all, indoor cycling training platforms Wattage accurate to 2.5% Sprints up to 2,000 watts Simulates climbs up to 16% steep With these stats, we consider this to be a mid-range unit…

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RGT Cycling Partners with Dirty Reiver Taking Gravel Racing Virtual

RGT, the indoor cycling platform that charges, nothing, that’s right, zero, zilch, nowt at all to use (£6.99 GB for premium features) is really moving into esports with some serious sponsorship. Genesis Bikes, Weldtite and Hunt Wheels Partner with RGT Cycling on a new gravel road. The course is around 20km of Kielder Forest’s iconic…

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Essential Top Gear for Cycle Training Indoors

In the mists of time, when the world was in black and white and smog lined the streets, during the winters, I cycled outdoors, in the dark with British Standard kite-marked lights. These lights were that effective that the only thing that they illuminated was themselves. One night, I almost collided with a car and…