The future of indoor cycling

If there was one predominant theme from the recent Eurobike trade show, it was that indoor cycling is, well, in. Not only did segment giant Zwift have one of the biggest booths at the show, but many of the most significant product debuts from major hardware companies were also dedicated to riding inside, not outside. … The post The future of indoor cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia

AusCycling is an ambitious initiative that seeks to unify cycling disciplines in Australia. The goal is to increase the sport’s commercial opportunities, reduce inefficiencies that exist in the current system, and to grow the sport at all levels. The project has been more than 18 months in the making and is now entering a crucial … The post The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia appeared first on CyclingTips .

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CyclingTips Podcast: Finding the right saddle and disqualifying Zwifters

This week’s episode opens with a discussion of the British Zwift eRacing national champion who had his title stripped and was given a 6-month ban after he cheated on his way to his national title. Then, we look ahead to Lombardia, the last of the Monuments. Finally, James takes a look at a new system … The post CyclingTips Podcast: Finding the right saddle and disqualifying Zwifters appeared first on CyclingTips .

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First Ride: Zwift's new steering segment

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Hitting virtual dirt with the freshly steering-equipped smart trainer software

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The weekly spin: Controversy? Welcome to the club, eRacing

The first week of October has already made it a banner month for surreal, post-modern headlines. “Twitter pulls Nickelback clip tweeted by President Trump over copyright complaint” qualifies. Step back in time a decade and try to explain that one to someone. “First British eRacing champion banned for using bot to gain access to Tron … The post The weekly spin: Controversy? Welcome to the club, eRacing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tom Pidcock: 'Worlds was best race of the year because of the crowds'

Jack Elton-Walters 9 Oct 2019 Ahead of the launch of his rebranded cyclocross team, Tom Pidcock reflects on the Worlds and looks ahead to a winter of cyclocross racing When Tom Pidcock crossed the finish line of the U23 men's road race in fourth place after a gruelling ride in torrential rain at the Yorkshire 2019 World Championships , it looked like all his hard work had been for nothing. But then came the surprise decision by the commissaires to disqualify the winner, Denmark's Nils Eekhoff, which bumped Pidcock up to third . Pidcock has had a fortnight now to digest it all, so the question is – how does the upcoming star feeling about the race and its revised result now? 'Third was nice,' Pidcock told Cyclist ahead of the launch of his new cyclocross team this week. 'Obviously it’s better than finishing fourth isn’t it? With fourth you ...

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Zwift's UCI World Championship partnership - a stepping-stone to becoming an Olympic sport?

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Virtual cycling platform may miss out on Paris 2024 - but has Los Angeles 2028 in its sights

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Mixed feelings in Harrogate following the World Championships

Myles Warwood 7 Oct 2019 Many people & businesses embraced the Worlds, but others are grumbling about the impact. Photos: Leon van Bon, Devin Ainslie, Myles Warewood After the World Championships in Harrogate, has Yorkshire's love affair with cycling come to an end? After the circus has rolled through town, what is left to show for it? These may seem like outlandish questions to ask if you watched the coverage of the women’s and men’s road races on the BBC. The fans came out to each corner of Yorkshire in their droves, despite the near-biblical rain, which made it one of the wettest World Championships in recent memory. Image 2 of 21 Image 2 of 21 Two Harrogates Harrogate itself had fans lining the streets of the route all afternoon waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the finest cyclists in the world. However, if you look past the ...

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Zwift national champion stripped of title because he didn’t earn the ‘Tron’ bike he rode within the game

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Says his power was greater than his rivals and that British Cycling eRacing rules were only drawn up after he’d already acquired the bike

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How the first British e-racing champion had his title stripped

Supported by British Cycling has stripped Cameron Jeffers of his national e-racing title, plus banned him from racing in the real world, after it discovered he’d cheated at the first-ever e-racing nationals. How does one cheat at e-nationals? There are a couple of simple ways, like playing with claimed rider weight, which affects the watts per kilogram … The post How the first British e-racing champion had his title stripped appeared first on CyclingTips .

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First male winner of British eRacing Championships stripped of title and banned for ‘data manipulation’

British Cycling National eRacing Championships, Cameron Jeffers

Cameron Jeffers fined £250 and banned from all racing for six months

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Elite’s new Suito and Tuo smart trainers

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Two new but very different trainers from Elite for 2020

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Obvious flaw in e-racing exposed by rider cheating to win National Championships

Obvious flaw in e-racing exposed by rider cheating to win National Championships

Jack Elton-Walters 4 Oct 2019 Rider sanctioned for 'manipulation of pre-race data to gain an unfair advantage' British Cycling has stripped the winner of the recent British Cycling eRacing Championships after upholding a charge of unsporting conduct under clause 5 of its disciplinary code. The sanctioned rider, Cameron Jeffers, has been fined £250 and given a six month suspension from all racing as a result of the 'manipulation of pre-race data to gain an unfair advantage via in-game equipment'. Read BC's full statement here: britishcycling.org.uk/Charge-of-Unsporting-Conduct Further details weren't released with the statement but riders under-reporting their weight is anecdotally a common complaint from users of online 'racing' platforms. Lower claimed weight against accurately measured power will of course give riders a better power-to-weight ratio and a better chance of 'winning' a video game in their own garage. See related How to get the most from Zwift In praise of cake ...

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Obvious flaw in eracing exposed by rider cheating to win National Championships

Obvious flaw in eracing exposed by rider cheating to win National Championships

Jack Elton-Walters 4 Oct 2019 Rider sanctioned for 'manipulation of pre-race data to gain an unfair advantage' British Cycling has stripped the winner of the recent British Cycling eRacing Championships after upholding a charge of unsporting conduct under clause 5 of its disciplinary code. The sanctioned rider, Cameron Jeffers, has been fined £250 and given a sx month suspension from all racing as a result of the 'manipulation of pre-race data to gain an unfair advantage via in-game equipment'. Read BC's full statement here: britishcycling.org.uk/Charge-of-Unsporting-Conduct Further details weren't released with the statement but riders under-reporting their weight is anecdotally a common complaint from users of online 'racing' platforms. Lower claimed weight against accurately measured power will of course give riders a better power to weight ratio and a better chance of 'winning' a video game in their own garage. See related How to get the most from Zwift In praise ...

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How to ride into a headwind | 10 tips to battle blustery conditions

How to ride into a headwind

A headwind need not sabotage your ride if you know how to handle it...

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Interval training with Wattbike

Sponsored 9 Oct 2019 How to structure your indoor training sessions to beat boredom and stay motivated Boredom is the most commonly cited reason for the avoidance of indoor training. The solution is to keep the sessions varied, structured and, most importantly, intense, says Wattbike training consultant Dr David Nichols. Giving it full gas ‘Videos or music can help make indoor workouts more interesting, but aiming for maximal gains in a minimal timeframe is the surefire way to reduce boredom,’ says Nichols. ‘As such, typical sessions involve multiple hard or supramaximal [basically as hard as you can go] efforts, interspersed with short recovery breaks. ‘Variability is the key. Altering the duration of both the “on” and “off” intervals requires concentration on each and every effort, so you don’t have time to clock-watch. There’s also the option of third-party apps, such as Zwift, and research suggests this might improve your session ...

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Cheap turbo trainers and deals on indoor training kit

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Spin your way to fitness and save some dosh along the way

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The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships

What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Rouvy’s indoor cycling app combines real roads with augmented reality

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Zwift rival blends 3D animation with actual ride footage

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Zwift and UCI announce first-ever esports World Championships for cycling

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Cycling competition enters a new era with online Championships

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