How do you find the time to train when you’ve also got the 9-5 and a family to worry about?
VirtuGO was created to help you to improve your health, fitness and performance on the bike, no matter what your starting point, or your end goal.
Why train indoors?
For many of us, it can be hard to find the time to even maintain cycling fitness, never mind follow any sort of training plan. Family and work commitments often get in the way. Inclement weather can put a damper on the precious time we do have, especially in the UK.
Training indoors can be a perfect solution. There’s no need to worry about the weather or traffic and you don’t even need to leave the house.
However, until recently, indoor training has mostly meant hour after boring hour of spinning at a semi-fixed resistance. Alone. Not the most exciting prospect.
The advent of smart trainers has thankfully changed that. Resistance can be automatically controlled by an app on a computer or smartphone to mimic real-world routes. Online communities introduce friendly competition and allow riders to train with friends near and far.
If you have specific training needs like hill climb repeats or flat intervals, but you don’t have access to the terrain you need in the ‘real world,’ smart trainers enable you to tailor sessions precisely using resistance. No more wasted time riding out to the nearest hill!
How can VirtuGO help you to meet your goals?
Whether you’re totally new to cycling or you’ve got your eye on the top step of the podium, VirtuGO will help you to make the most of your smart trainer and get where you need to be.
Currently, VirtuGO allows you to train in three virtual worlds. Choose from the spectacular Col De Soller climb in Mallorca, the famous Willunga Hill used in the Tour Down Under or Pulseville, VirtuGO’s very own creation.
Ride the route as it is or chose from over 100 training sessions and programs, designed specifically to get you closer to your goals in the shortest time possible. Detailed stats help you to monitor your progress.
You’ll also have access to a wide range of articles written by experts to provide you with all the information you need to improve. From how to prepare for races to the latest nutrition and sports science, VirtuGO presents the latest training information in a way that’s easy to understand and apply.
What do I need to get started?
All you need is a compatible trainer and a computer with ANT+ or Bluetooth compatibility. You can find the list of compatible trainers here.
As a Wiggle customer, you can simply download VirtuGO from the website and try it for free for 21 days. Plenty of time to explore everything VirtuGO has to offer! After that, it’s only £5.15 a month to continue your subscription.
Who is behind VirtuGO?
VirtuGO was set up by former professional cyclist, Michael Rogers who, in his career, won three Individual Time-Trial World Championships, as well as stages in both the Giro de Italia and Tour de France.
At his side is the Head of Sports Science from professional cycling teams BMC and Tinkoff-Saxo, Daniel Healey. In his career, Daniel has overseen the training and nutrition strategies of more than 70 professional cyclists.
VirtuGO is part of the Virtu Cycling Group which is part-owned by ex-pro cyclist Bjarne Riis. Virtu also owns and runs both a professional men’s and women’s cycling team.
This experience is the foundation on which the VirtuGO Performance Pathway was built, making pro-level training philosophy and knowledge available to anybody at any level.