With the coronavirus outbreak severely curbing group outdoor activities in Europe, including cycling and running, options to get your social cycling fix are limited. In Belgium they've already banned group rides and activities, and the UK will likely go the same way. How then can we workout as a group?
Not to sound too millennial, the best answer to this is using technology. The rise in popularity of turbo training and platforms like Zwift have made indoor cycling a real thing. Those who love it really love it, but those on the outside, the uninitiated, can definitely feel a bit left out. A large part of the problem is the cost of indoor cycling. A top of the range smart turbo trainer isn't a small amount of cash. Chuck in Zwift membership (£12.99 per month), plus all the add ons, and it soon adds up.
However it is possible to zwift on a budget, if you follow our tips. If you are able to spend the money, we'd recommend going all out and buying a Wahoo smart trainer, as your results will be more accurate. However, the below options will also work just fine for most amateur cyclists.