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Winter is a’comin’ in …

Sometimes it gets a bit too cold for comfort. Ice, snow, freezing rain. All part of the pleasure of winter cycling.

Ride away ....
Ride away ….

But it is possible to get a workout without setting a wheel outside.

One way is to use an indoor trainer, a device which holds your bike and provides a degree of resistance to the rear wheel and lets you pedal away in the comfort of your own cellar, or garage, or even in front of your TV.

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Most adult cycles can be fitted to a trainer. Hub gears present a problem, but the only modification most bikes need is replacing the rear quick release skewer for one that’s compatible with the trainer, usually in the box.


There are a few types of indoor trainer, usually delineated by the type of resistance used. The most common are air (spinning a small fan), magnetic and fluid. Each is to a greater or lesser degree adjustable, although in reality most resistance adjustment is relative to the gear you’re using on your bike.

If you’re looking for a more authentic experience then consider a computer/app controlled unit like the Wahoo Kickr which can work with your training program and videos.

We supply indoor trainers by:

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SuperMagneto Pro

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Mag 3


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