About Turbo Cyclist

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Me – actually outside. I think I had just done the White Horse Challenge

Fed up with riding outside, hitting potholes and getting rained on to the extent your wheel rims regularly fill up with water?

And then there’s the cars…

This site is for people who ride in the safety of their own garage, home, front room, aka pain cave. Whether you are on Zwift, Trainerroad, Big Ring or whatever, this site is for you.

There might be other people writing posts but predominantly it will be me. I am a marketer (I work for one of the world’s biggest social media platforms) and I live for cycling. I prefer road but MTB is just fine too. 

What I am like as a cyclist?

Basically, I am an ok club rider, with an FTP bordering (but never quite getting above) 4 watts per kg. In short, I’m not some former competitive former semi-pro triathlete or anything close.

What I am is just like most other people, 35-55 and struggling with the pressures of a fulltime job to get in a bit of training and an edge on my mates. 

If you want to find out more about me then go here on Twitter. Or, even better, find me on Strava. 

How I write the content

Straight up, I don’t actually do this for a job. By day I’m a content creator in the tech industry. Before that I was a journalist.

However, I’ve been cycling for over 15 years and am part of the road cycling club scene in the UK. Fortunately through them, I get to try out new (ie their) kit and see how they are set up etc etc.

I approach content very much like I did as a journalist. Check the facts, speak to people, make the writing nice and clear. If I fail in that, let me know.

This site does make some money through affiliate commissions to pay for the hosting. I recently had to upgrade on that as it was getting a bit more traffic.

And I don’t get much (if anything) in the way of free kit. Feel free to give me some if you have it 🙂

What I use

Lastly, although I’ve tried out a few things my own indoor cycling set up is pretty basic. A couple of fans, a desk, and a Tacx Flux 2.

There’s are also a couple of old riser blocks from my old Cycleops Mag Trainer. Useful when climbing Alpe du Zwift!

[Pic to go here when I’ve tidied my garage!]