This coming Monday at 2010GMT is the fifth in our eight-week series of Hammer Time rides on Zwift in association with CycleOps. Ride #5 is a group social around the streets of London: we'll be riding at a fairly easy pace but there will be some drills (and a mini race) thrown in too if you want to work a bit harder. Don't forget: if you ride one of the series rides and the Fondo on 23 April then you'll be in the hat to win a CycleOps Hammer direct drive trainer worth £999. And we'll be live on facebook this week too!
Monday's ride is a group social. That means there'll be a beacon rider (probably our Dave) riding at a constant effort, with a big arrow above him so everyone can see where the centre of the ride is. There'll be sprints along the way, as well as some other drills and a mini race at the end. As well as riding together on Zwift we hope to be live on Facebook too. Last week's ride succumbed to technical issues but we did broadcast session #3 live on facebook. Here it is:
This week we're hoping to speak live to CycleOps' product manager too, to get more of the low down on the indoor training market.
Like we said above, if you're a UK rider and you ride one series event and our Fondo on 23 April then you'll be in the hat to win a fantastic Cycleops Hammer direct drive trainer worth £999. We've reviewed it on road.cc, we ride it every week in these sessions and we really rate it: great road feel, sturdy build, easy to connect to all your devices.
There's a spot prize every week awarded to one UK rider too, and this week you'll be in the hat to win a CycleOps training mat worth £55. Just for showing up!
For full terms and conditions head to road.cc/hammertime
If you've never tried a smart trainer then you can give one a go at one of CycleOps' demo centres. There are currently 11 in the UK, with more to be announced soon. Head to paligap.cc to find your nearest demo centre.
If you buy a CycleOps Hammer or Magnus smart trainer before the end of April 2018 then you can get 3 months free on Zwift or 6 months on Rouvy. That's £39 of training on Zwift, or $66 on Rouvy. Both offer a range of training options, with structured training plans and interactive features. Check out zwift.com and rouvy.com to see what they offer. See the full details of the offer at paligap.cc.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.