Here are the best indoor cycling apps for exercise bike workouts - from Zwift to RGT Cycling
If you like to get out on your bike on a regular basis, you might be finding the current UK lockdown rules frustrating.
Indoor exercise bikes are a great solution for keeping fit when you can’t get outside as often.
Here are some of the best indoor cycling apps to try out on your exercise bike, whether you’re a novice or a pro.
You can use TrainerRoad on your mobile phone, tablet or computer, either dropping in and doing sessions when you wish, or subscribing to a training plan tailored to a specific event.
Simply follow the targets for power for the prescribed duration, with the bar graphs showing what is coming up next.
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows, macOSCost: $19.95 (£16.23) per monthFree trial period: 30-day money-back guaranteeWebsite: trainerroad.com
The Zwift app is great for riding and racing either with or against others.
The app allows indoor cyclists to join group rides where they can then measure themselves against others.
The rides take place over a series of courses in a variety of different ‘worlds’.
Riders can also give other riders a thumbs up as they ride along or have a chat.
The app is available on iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Apple TV
iCost: £12.99 per month. Free trial period of 7 days.
The Sufferfest allows those taking part to measure and improve power output over a variety of durations.
With a multitude of videos, the Sufferfest also offers downloadable training plans, guided yoga, strength training sessions and mental training.
Available on: iOS, Windows, macOSCost of: $14.99 (£12.18). Free trial period of 14 days.Visit: thesufferfest.com
Kinetic Fit combines interval training with video integration, allowing you to watch preselected YouTube playlists as you ride.
There’s two membership tiers, with the free core membership allowing access to 65 guided power-based workouts.
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows, macOSCost: Free/ $10 (£8.13) per month.Visit: kinetic.fit
RGT Cycling (which stands for Road Grand Tours Cycling) offers virtual riding on real roads, where you can do rides, group rides, structured training and races on virtual reconstructions of iconic roads.
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Apple TVCost: Free or premium features usually cost $14.99 (12.18) per month. Free trial period of 14 days.However, RGT Cycling announced that its premium features are currently free to all during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.