Benefits of indoor cycling: All the great things that riding indoors can do for you

A woman riding a Bianchi road bike on a turbo trainer
(Image credit: Rouvy)

With the winter months fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures have started to steadily drop, and the colder, wetter weather is fast approaching. Add to that the poor light and visibility that usually accompanies this time of year, and it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see more cyclists turn to indoor cycling.

Almost any cyclist, from complete beginner to seasoned professional, can benefit from training indoors, thanks to the latest technological advances in creating the best turbo trainers, and developing the best indoor cycling apps. Nowadays, riding indoors is much more enjoyable and more easily accessible for all cyclists.

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Jarred Salzwedel

Jarred Salzwedel completed his Honours degree in Sports Science at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2013. His Master's degree focused on investigating training adaptations to differing high-intensity interval training programmes in cyclists.

He has raced both on the road and track at a National level in the Junior ranks which led to his interest in the science behind training and conditioning, as well as his passion to help athletes optimise their performance. 

Jarred owns and manages Cycle Dynamic Coaching - a coaching platform that looks after and advises some of South Africa’s top Road and Track cyclists. He has extensive knowledge in exercise physiology having previously focused on the physiological testing of endurance athletes.

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