Road cycling: How fast is fast enough?

It’s late into the group ride and we’re on the home stretch, that time when we ramp up the pace and drive it home to the cafe. I roll onto the front – the bunch safely tucked single file behind me – and little by little I wind on the power. We’re cruising at 30kph,…

CLC2018 Ride 3: A little whirl around Watopia

To add a little variation to my CLC rides, I decided to throw a virtual one into the mix! My virtual cycling software of choice is Zwift and so far I’ve pedalled over 7000 virtual kilometres on the platform. For those who are unaware, Zwift is a virtual cycling program that allows you to “ride” with other…

Is Zwift better than real life?

Recently I was looking through the list of search terms that people have Googled before landing on my site and came across this corker; “Is Zwift better than real life?” Well, having pedalled over 7000 virtual kilometres on the platform, I can tell you the resounding answer is … NO! Get outside, clip in, pedal….

Virtual National Championships?!?!

Dust off those turbo trainers folks, it’s time to get ready to battle it out for the chance to be crowned the errr, best, ummm, turbo trainer rider in your country… Love it or loathe it, indoor virtual cycling is a thing now. The biggest player in this field – Zwift – have just announced…

Strava to allow virtual miles for challenge badges?

So in news that has been overshadowed by Strava’s Heat Map controversy, the latest update to the willy waving ride logging app is that Strava will be allowing virtual miles and elevation to be counted towards challenge badges. This has caused a bit of a stir in certain circles with people seemingly being either very anti or…

Following a training plan?

I’ve never been very good at following a training plan, I tend to be sporadic in my input hours and struggle to consistently schedule in the sessions. Plus I usually prefer to just ride my bike. The two times I have managed to complete a proper plan I’ve had great results. First I tried Graeme…