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Wed Dec 14th 2016
Turbo Training
Sara Ward
Start Time:
7:00 pm
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As another fantastic outdoor season draws to a close you may be turning your thoughts to how you can maintain, or at least not lose all, the cycle fitness you have built up over the spring and summer. Well look no further than indoor winter turbo training.

What do you need?

A bicycle, a turbo trainer - a device that enables you to ride your bike, stationary, indoors. Turbo trainers, or turbos as they are commonly known, clamp around the quick release skewer of a bike’s rear wheel suspending it in an A-frame. The club has 2 turbos that can be loaned to members.

Where and When do they take place?

Dixon Suite in Old Mill Hall. 10 sessions from Wednesday 5th October to Wednesday 14th December inclusive (NB No session Wednesday 9th November).

What are the sessions like?

Run by club ride leaders, rather like a spin class, with music and an hour long routine which involves a warm up, a series of intervals focusing on sprinting or climbing with rest periods in between, then always close with a warm down.

Is there a club star (*) rating?

No. The beauty of turbo training is that you work as hard as you feel you are able. In this way, all riders, regardless of how strong they are, can ride and train together.

What does it cost?

We ask for a small donation to cover the cost of hiring a room - last year this was 20 for 10 sessions for those riders signed up for all 10 sessions. If you would rather drop in for one of two sessions we ask for a donation of 4 per session.

What to do next.

If you are interested, or want to find out more, please contact Karen Townsin (, 07768 066413 ).
Amanda Seddon
Jane John
Jon Townsin
Karen Townsin
Nick Portsmouth
Phil Ward
Richard Saunders
Sara Ward
Riders = 8
A good, honest effort over two stints at 'sweetspot' with some added Christmas cheer in the form of spin ups above FTP.

Everyone deserved a swift glass of chilled fruit punch and one of those excellent mini stollen (thanks Karen).

Back on 11 January 2017
Comment on this ride


Written by : Phil Ward

Posted on : December 14, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Oooops, I admit it - I had 3 stollen. I couldn't help it, they just leapt at me.

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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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