What is a turbo trainer & how do they work?
Turbo trainers, sometimes known as turbos, are mechanisms that allow you to ride your bike stationary while indoors. As you pedal, your rear cycle wheel spins on a roller, great for training indoors.
Why should I use a turbo trainer?
Turbo training isn’t for everyone. For some people cycling is all about being outdoors. However, if you’re someone that enjoys cycling to help increase fitness, you might want to give it a try. As the weather turns and conditions become less suitable for cycling, turbo training might be a safer and more convenient option.
If you are struggling to find time for cycling, again, turbo training might be an ideal fit for you. In the winter when there often isn’t enough daylight to get out on the road you can still turbo train mornings and evenings.
What are the benefits of turbo training?
- One-hour turbo training is the equivalent to two hours cycling on the road
- Train whenever you want to
- Less prep time
- Your bike and clothing stay clean
- Focus on your pedalling technique
- Safer when cycling in winter or bad road conditions
- You can ride with no interruptions
So, if you don’t have the time to get out on your bike at this time of year, why not give turbo training a go!