Do you even ride, bro?

I read an article the other day and it bugged me. The author confesses that he no longer rides his bike outside, apart from race days. All his “cycling” is inside on Zwift. Yep, that’s right. A perfectly fit and able person choosing to spend 100% of their saddle time stuck on the trainer rather…

Zwift Academy 2019 is GO!

Once again Zwift have teamed up with Dimension Data and Canyon/SRAM to host the Zwift Academy! As per the previous two years, to “graduate” the Academy you need to complete a a series of eight structured workouts plus four online races (or group rides) between now and September 1st. I completed the Zwift Academy in…

Tips for riding a Zwift Fondo

So the winter training season is well and truly upon those in the Northern Hemisphere. That means it’s time again for Zwift to launch into full Virtual Gran Fondo and “Tour of…” mode. For those unaware, you can now virtually ride a virtual Fondo and even receive a virtual Fondo cycling kit for crossing the…

Zwift: Tour of NYC – A crash marred stage

With 101 riders in the starting pen for Stage 1 of the Tour of New York series this was going to be a blast. Technically not a race, but still raced by the majority of Zwifters! Stage 1 was the New York Highline – a lumpy 8km lead-in, followed by three ascents of the KOM,…

A ride with David McQuillen, founder of The Sufferfest

Recently I received a message on Twitter from The Sufferfest asking me to email David, a fellow Hobart local. It wasn’t until I got a reply that I realised it was David McQuillen, CSO and founder of The Sufferfest! He asked if I was free for a ride and chat. Of course, I jumped at the…

Garmin IQ “What’s My FTP” App Review

In the world of training with power, it seems FTP is king. Sure, it’s certainly not the be all and end all of power metrics, but it’s one that almost all people who train to power (or just ride around with power) seem to care about. Trouble is, FTP tests suck. Like properly suck. The…

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…

First Ride: FulGaz Training App

A lot has changed in the indoor training world over the past couple of seasons. No longer is it the norm to hammer out intervals in a dingy shed, staring at numbers on your Garmin while bolted to a turbo that’s louder than a jet engine. These days there’s quiet direct drive trainers, smart turbos…

Zwift Academy 2017 Review

Well it’s all done and dusted. The 2017 Zwift Academy (for those who haven’t made the final U23 top ten) is officially over. From the 9234 entrants in the Men’s Academy, 1245 managed to finish the program, myself included! Over the six-week program, entrants needed to complete 8 structured workouts, 5 group rides and 2…

5 Reasons the Tacx NEO is awesome (and one reason it’s not)

The age old debate of Wahoo KICKR vs Tacx NEO! Arguably the top two smart turbo trainers currently on the market (although there are plenty of new contenders).  If you’re looking for the ultimate indoor trainer or epic Zwift experience then these two are your top choices as both are high quality trainers in their…

Zwift’s Watopian Landscape

Hats off to the programmers and developers at Zwift. They really have created a fully immersive and impressive landscape in “Watopia” for us to lose ourselves in. It sure beats staring at a garage wall or numbers on a screen! Paired with a smart trainer that changes resistance to simulate gradients, it’s the ultimate in indoor…