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    Please note that winter training turbo sessions start on 5 October at Simply Balance Gym at Allensbank. See winter training page for more details.

    Matt Johns

    Do you have to book one of the club’s turbo trainers if you don’t have your own? I don’t own one as yet but would like to try one out before buying one. I don’t want to turn up and then not be able to train.



    Matt a very good point. I think this is a matter to pass to the Chairman to sort out but think some form of booking system (perhaps via the forum) would be a very good idea. Andrew?


    Yes. If we can have some idea who is going to turn up on Wednesday it will help. Jon has lent us 2 turbos, making 6 spare in all. If you can post who is coming with or without a turbo then i can work it out. Tenby aces have got 3 for sale at £80 each. Im sure i can get them on Wednesday if needs be.

    Matt Johns

    I’ll be there can i book a turbo please!


    I should be able to come and,in the short term will bring my electronic turbo..in the longer term i’d rather use one of the club’s turbos as it takes a while to set up



    Iv’e pasted the post I put on the Aces website regarding the Turbo sessions for this year. It will give you an idea of what you need and what to expect. Hope it helps.


    Hi everyone

    The Turbo Training start next week ( Tuesday 4th October) at Tenby Bowling club with two sessions per week, Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting at 7:00pm at a cost of £2 per night (make sure you bring it with you)

    Most of you have done them before and know what to expect but I’ll go through the important stuff again.

    I would imagine we’ll be very busy with the sessions this year, especially due to Ironman fever!! so make sure you get there around 15 – 30 minutes before the start.

    We will also have to monitor it a little more this year in as much as if you come on a regular basis, i.e. at least once a week, you will get a space. Can’t really turn away regulars for someone who turns up once every two or three weeks.

    The sessions will vary from week to week, covering hills, speed and interval training etc. we’ll also be using training Dvd’s and music to get you motivated and take your mind off the pain!!

    As I said earlier, if you have attended the sessions before you’ll know what to expect and what to bring along with you, but I’ve listed the essentials below.


    Preferably a road bike with a quick release rear wheel. You can use a hybrid style bike but I wouldn’t recommend a mountain bike or anything with nobbly tyres.

    Turbo Trainer

    We have club turbo’s but if you have your own please bring it along.

    Heart rate monitor

    An essential item as heart rate and cadence used for turbo and not so much emphasis on speed. For example, you can gauge your fitness levels by your heart rate recovery, which will improve over the sessions. Don’t worry if you don’t have one to start as we do have a few spares, but try and get one asap.

    Cycle computer with cadence

    As explained above, speed is not important but cadence is. Cadence is RPM – pedal revolutions (how many times you make a complete pedal revolution per minute). This is worked in line with your heart rate for your training. I would advise getting one of these if you don’t already have one.

    Cycle shorts

    Essential, even for hardened cyclists. Believe me, you will thank me for this one!!


    Make sure you bring plenty to drink as you will get very hot and sweaty, which is where the towel comes in handy.

    Cycling shoes

    You can wear any shoes such as trainers, but in the long run, clip in pedals and cycling shoes will be far better. This is because you can pull as well as push on the pedals, giving you a better, more efficient pedal stroke. Turbo training is also a good time to change over to clip in pedals and get used to them (no embarrassing falling of at traffic light or a junction in front of an audience)

    Finally, can you all make sure you wipe down any club equipment you have used once you finish the session, and if your bike is particularly dirty, something to place it on to stop oil getting on the carpet, such as an old towel.

    To give me an idea of numbers, could you please let me if you are coming along.

    Any queries please give me a call


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