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    How to Indoor Cycle with Zwift on a Budget

    How to Indoor Cycle with Zwift on a Budget

    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. 

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    Beginners Guide To Buying Your First Bike

    Beginners Guide To Buying Your First Bike

    Buying your first bike is a wonderful experience. You're purchasing nothing less than freedom and the chance to explore, increase your fitness and meet other cyclists in your area. You’ve made a wonderful decision. Really, well done you.

    However it can be a bit daunting from the outset. There are so many different types of bike out there, so many different shops; where do you start? Buying your first bike should be anything but a stressful experience, so we're here to help. 

    First things first - what type of riding do you want to do? Road riding or off road? What about a bit of both? Either way it's a good idea to research the different types of bikes before you start. Once you know what you want you can start shopping!

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    Beginner Cyclist's Guide To Different Bike Types

    Beginner Cyclist's Guide To Different Bike Types

    If you're ready to buy your first bike, or are in the very lucky position of acquiring another bike, then we're just green with envy. The journey you're about to go on, of buying your first bike or adding to your bike collection, is one that should be savoured.  

    However it can be a bit of a minefield. There are so many different types of bike out there, with seemingly more variations being added all the time, that knowing exactly what type of bike to buy can be daunting.

    First things first, you need to decide what type of cycling you want to do. Thankfully these days, this is not such a binary choice, with the rise of 'all road' and gravel type bikes becoming much more popular. What does that mean, we hear you ask? We'll explain the different bikes types in more details below, but in simple terms it means bike manufacturers are making more 'do it all' bikes that you can ride on road, on trail and on gravel. It's quite a time to be alive!

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    Become A Dirty Wknd Club Ambassador

    Become A Dirty Wknd Club Ambassador

    We don't try to influence people here at Dirty Wknd, we seek to inspire them. We do this face to face at our club rides and runs. We try to inspire them to believe in themselves, to try new things and to take on challenges that they never thought possible. Our club ambassadors are the very embodiment of that inspiration.

    Our vision is to create a connected community of social athletes all over the globe. All encouraging, inspiring and enabling each other to go further, higher and faster than they've ever done before. Our club ambassadors are at the forefront of this mission, wherever they are based and whatever activity they're into. We want you to join this team of ambassadors.

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    How To Train For Ride London 2020

    How To Train For Ride London 2020

    So... you got into Ride London 2020? This news will have left you feeling one of two ways. If you're a regular cyclist, a confirmed MAMIL, or someone who throws themselves into challenges like this all the time, you're probably quite excited. If you're new to cycling, or you know, a normal person, then you might be bricking it right about now!

    Well, we are here to ease your worried minds, and to help you to train for Ride London. Because having a great big 100 mile shadow loom over your entire summer can be a bit of a bummer if you let it, and you really don't need to. Yes it will be difficult, and it's very easy for us to tell you not to worry about it*, but with a few helpful tips and the right training, you will be ready for Ride London. 

    *The reason we can say don't worry about it is we've watched hundreds of very beginner cyclists go from 0 to 100 miles before Ride London. Joining us as complete beginners, going on to complete the ride in 6-8 hours. Our favourite is Mel (below), who couldn't even ride a bike in March 2018, and went on complete Ride London that July in 6.5 hours. Believe us, It can be done!

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    Dirty Wknd Membership 2020 Update

    Dirty Wknd Membership 2020 Update

    We're very excited to be announcing new updates to our club membership. We're changing things, to help make it much easier to be a member, and to make it much easier to get outside and be active.

    We've grown as a club over the last few years, with loads of new awesome people joining the club and doing amazing things. We couldn't be more proud of how the club has evolved and of the achievements of the members. But we don't want to stand still. The potential of what people can do when you surround them with other great people is so immense, and we want to harness that all over the world.

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