Cycling app and equipment

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Cycling app and equipment

Postby clives-online » 8 Sep 2019, 11:02pm


Is there British and/or European alternative to Zwift is NOT American??



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Re: Cycling app and equipment

Postby simonhill » 9 Sep 2019, 10:25am

For the many (or the few) who don't know what Zwift is, here is something to save you searching:

"What is Zwift?
Zwift is a turbo trainer game that enables you to link you turbo trainer up your computer, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV, letting you ride with other cyclists in a virtual environment, therefore helping to alleviate some of the boredom associated with indoor riding."

Read more at ... 7e8AM6E.99

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Re: Cycling app and equipment

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 9 Sep 2019, 11:13am

Ultimately Zwift and Peloton are both funded by massive amounts of venture capital. They're Silicon Valley companies whether or not they're based in Silicon Valley itself, if you see what I mean. (As it happens I think Zwift is headquartered in LA and Peloton in NYC.)

You could try RGT, which is British (, or VirtuGo, which is Danish.

Or, as Sustrans put it in a memorable advert, why use an exercise bike that's chained to the floor? ;) - maps, journey-planner, route guides and city guides