ZWIFT – Innsbruck has landed!

A new map dropped on Zwift yesterday, with the release of the much anticipated 2018 UCI World Championships Course Innsbruck, Austria; the first completely new Zwift “world” in a long time. It’s only the finishing circuit, but that’s still almost 25km of new roads (double that if you ride the course in both directions). It also includes…

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…

In praise of the “winter” bike

An important member of any cyclist’s fleet is the winter bike, sometimes called the rain bike or “B” bike. The one that sits in the corner of the bike shed, waiting to be called into active duty when the weather turns wild. Last winter I hardly rode outside – this was due to time constraints…

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…