A few months ago Strava announced its partnership with Sufferfest, and made the unique training videos available to premium members through its mobile app. Now the videos have been added to the website so more people can access them.
There are currently three videos, Fight Club, Revolver and Rubber Glove, available through the Android and Apple iOS app, or through the Strava website. The training videos are unique in that they combine actual race footage with music and instructions to enliven your turbo trainer sessions. If you need visual motivation to keep turning the pedals, these videos work a treat. Strava says it will be releasing more videos over time as soon as possible.
I tried the Revolver video and it worked smoothly on my Samsung tablet. Propping up a tablet in front of the turbo trainer isn't ideal though, certainly not as easy as using a laptop placed on a table in front of the bicycle. As with the videos previously only available through the app, you have to record the activity separately.
There’s nothing to stop you buying individual Sufferfest videos already of course (Dave reviewed Downward Spiral a while back) , but if you’re currently a Strava premium member this is a nice bit of added value to your yearly subscription, especially as we head into the winter.
And don't forget, if you are on Strava then make sure to join the road.cc club and share your rides with the community.
More at www.strava.com. The videos are found under the Training tab on the main website.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.