2021 Rapha Festive 500: Your virtual miles will count once again

It’s that time of year again! The calendar hits December and thoughts turn to knocking out the Rapha Festive 500 challenge on Strava. Getting outside and completing the challenge is always best, but not all parts of the world are able to do that. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic that just won’t quit, once…

Which FTP test should you do?

There are a number of ways to measure your FTP (functional threshold power) with many professionals, training platforms and keyboard coaches extolling the merits of each one. They all of course have their advantages and disadvantages, so which one is for you? Below I’ve outlined the four most popular FTP tests, going from shortest duration…

The French Tour 2020 hosted by FulGaz

With the Tour de France kicking off this weekend, FulGaz have launched the French Tour, a 21-stage virtual cycling event hosted on FulGaz in partnership with (and raising much needed money for) the charity Lifeline. Riders from around the world have signed up to complete the tough course either as a solo rider or as…

If you only watch one over the top marketing video today…

…make it this one for the Bowflex VeloCore! Indoor “smart bikes” are just so hot right now, it was only a matter of time before Blowflex jumped on the bandwagon. Sure maybe it’s actually really good, but this promo video, well, just sit back and enjoy the spectacle. “Three pound dumbbells so you hustle for…

FulGaz Guide: Why virtual hills feel so HARD (and how to fix that)

New to FulGaz? Are the climbs feeling REALLY hard? Or maybe you’re spinning out too easily on the descents? Well you’re not alone, especially if you’re used to riding on Zwift where, let’s face it, everything seems a little too easy… First up, Zwift IS easy – the default setting is 50% difficulty. This means…

Race Across America to take place on FulGaz

Billed as the hardest race in the world, the famous Race Across America (RAAM) will for the first time be held virtually. This year will see a Virtual Race Across America (VRAAM). Now, I’m still not 100% sold on the idea of holding virtual versions of cycling events, but in these challenging times I’m willing…