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CYCLING APPS

Indoor cycling apps can help you make your training indoors more fun and effective.

Completing intervals or tracking progress is much more accurate with apps that allow you to create different training plans and track your data from sessions all inside the app. With other apps like Zwift, ROUVY, BKOOL, Kinomap, RGT, Fulgaz and many other software platforms you can join group rides with other cyclists, ride in virtual events and races and discover new routes you might want to try out again when you're riding outdoors.

If you want to make indoor training less boring than looking at a wall, there are loads of apps that give you something to look at and add competitive, social and targeted training elements as well.

 

Let's take a look and see what options you have beyond the ones you've almost certainly heard of.

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ZWIFT

Zwift’s biggest feature and its unique selling point is the ability to ride in a virtual world against or alongside other people from across the world. It’s totally immersive. It makes indoor cycling a game and the result is that it makes turbo training fun and engaging.

 

If you use Zwift with a smart trainer, the level of resistance adjusts to match the terrain so when you're going up a climb, it really does feel like it.

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FULGAZ

This training app combines real video footage from road races, so if you want to ride Alpe d’Huez from the comfort of your home, FulGaz lets you do just that. The videos have been filmed in 4K from a camera mounted to a bike and the footage is sped up or slowed down to match your actual performance. It’s as close to riding the real thing as it gets.

It’s currently offering 832 routes covering over 18,000km, so there's plenty of exploring to be done.

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ROUVY

If you want to ride real roads then Rouvy focuses on reality, providing a staggering 125,000 miles of video routes from around the world. But it’s USP is augmented reality, with 3D avatars appearing over the real video footage. It’s currently still in public beta phase, they plan to roll out 2,000 real-life geo-synced video routes with augmented reality, but it’s an exciting development and if you want realism this could be the app for you.

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BKOOL

The Bkool Simulator software provides real-life footage shot from a cyclists point of view (or, more likely, a camera mounted on a car) with a variety, of course, to choose from. The harder you pedal, the faster the footage plays, and if you have a smart turbo, the resistance will vary with the gradient of the hill. It does provide an immersive experience and if you’d rather watch real-world footage than a pretend world, this could be the training package for you. It looks best if you've got a nice big telly set up in front of you, and a decent internet connection is also needed.

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KINOMAP

Kinomap is the world’s largest geolocated video sharing platform, with thousands of videos from the best tracks around the world.

 

They pair to your equipment and respond to the inclines and resistance seen in the video on your screen. This isn’t ‘at-home training’, this is the real thing.

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If you’re looking to invest in an indoor training setup to enhance your training, you’re in the saddle. 

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