So I looked into a Turbo trainer. They basically convert your bike into an exercise bike - but with a few advantages:
- You use YOUR bike - so it is very similar to road riding for real
- You can use YOUR gear (cleats, gears, etc)
- You can do as much or as little as you like
So after looking around for a decent trainer at a reasonable price I found the Clarke CCTI Trainer from Machine Mart (link here) - it was on offer *VAT FREE SHOPPING* and it worked out at £56 with my voucher code.
|Trainer and front wheel support|
|Trainer hooked onto my bike|
So as you can see there is cable that runs from the magnetic resistance setting to put on your handlebars - to be honest even in my first session I noticed this was useless - it is much better to use the gears to select your resistance.
In terms of positives and negatives I see mainly positives - the only slight negative I have found is noise - this could probably be reduced by using a training tyre (smooth with 0 grip and a softer rubber) - however seen as I intend to change my tires if they wear then so be it.
I will update the blog with regular updates to let you know how my workouts are getting on...
25 mins high resistance turbo trainer - 15 minutes spent in highest gear and going flat out. Once completed refreshed with a banana and plenty of water.