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08.09.2022

Why, just why?! - Darren Lee

Darren Lee addresses the new trends popping up around the indoor cycling world and discusses why they are both useless and dangerous.

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24.08.2022

Cycle Training for Long Jumpers - Darren Lee

Don't be fooled by the title of this blog, Darren does NOT spend the next 300 words talking specifically about long jumping in a blog about cycling, but rather discusses how to improve many aspects of sport performance by including cycle training in your preparation for those sports.

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08.08.2022

What the hell - Darren Lee

Darren Lee discusses the danger of promoting yourself as a 'Power Zone' instructor on social media without the background knowledge on the subject.

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08.07.2022

Always be flexible! - Darren Lee

From saddle soreness to the infamous numb bum, there are a number of minor drawbacks when choosing a bike for your fitness needs. Darren Lee walks us through a few basic stretches that he includes after every ride to avoid any discomfort.

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06.05.2022

Keto Part 3- How to use it! (Darren Lee)

In this third and final instalment of Darren Lee's Keto blog series, he dives into how to implement the Keto diet and how it affects your body.

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26.04.2022

Keto Part 2- Is it for you? - Darren Lee

In the second instalment to Darren's Keto blog series, he begins to list the main challenges that Keto poses for cyclists and outlines whether of not it's the right nutritional plan for you.

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19.04.2022

The cyclist diet 'Keto' - Darren Lee

Darren Lee discusses how his move to Southern Spain changed his attitude to foods and his understanding of nutrition forever as he explores the 'Keto' diet and how it forces your body into using a different type of fuel and its impact on training.

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30.03.2022

Dealing with Setbacks or Illness - Karyn Silenzi

Whether it’s a two-week planned holiday to the beach or moderate respiratory infection, there is nothing worse than seeing your hard-fought gains fading away because of everyday situations. Karyn Silenzi assures us that these setbacks are temporary and occur at various rates.

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18.03.2022

Ride for Life - Darren Lee

Darren Lee takes a look back over his many years of cycling reminding us that being a cyclist means your journey is never at an end, so you can always enjoy the ride.

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18.02.2022

Nutrition Part 2 - How many Calories

Following on from Darren Lee's first nutritional piece, here he discusses calories... how many you should consume, the kind of calories and when to consume them.

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11.02.2022

Why CicloZone - My Story (Darren Lee)

In this incredibly candid blog, Darren shares how the idea for CicloZone was born and what sets CicloZone apart from any other apps out there!

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28.01.2022

Nutrition - Where to begin

As with most physical exercise regimes and training programs, the actual work you put in is only part of the journey. Darren Lee is here to talk us through where to begin when thinking about nutrition and shares three simple nutritional tips to a healthy lifestyle.

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21.01.2022

Why is FTP (Functional Threshold Power) important?

You may, or may not, be so familiar with the term FTP, so Darren Lee is here to dive deep into what FTP is… and isn’t! Darren explains FTP in the way it should be used and how you can get the most out of using FTP as a training metric.

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Darren Lee January Cycle
14.01.2022

The truth about the January online fitness craze

Darren Lee talks to us about the January media activity in the fitness industry and the importance of training with people who know what they are doing on a platform or system that does it correctly and that offers a sustainable, effective exercise plan.

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06.01.2022

My COVID experience PART 2 - Darren Lee

CicloZone founder and CEO Darren Lee follows up his first post-COVID vaccination blog to talk to us about his health and fitness journey after contracting COVID over the winter.

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26.11.2021

Fitness Influencers - Darren Lee

Darren Lee talks about the dark side of social media fitness influencers and the importance of knowledge when talking about fitness and health.

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18.11.2021

What is COL?

Darren Lee walks us through why we use the metric data point unique to CicloZone that we call CicloZone Output Level % (COL%)

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15.11.2021

Complementary Fitness - Darren Lee

Darren Lee talks us through his top exercises one should be doing to improve their cycling.

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15.11.2021

Cycling for my Mental Health - Darren Lee

Darren Lee talks us through how cycling has positively affected his mental health and the moment he realised that cycling has been keeping anxiety and stress at bay

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03.09.2021

"Ciclozone has become an addiction that I absolutely love" - Scott Davies

Scott Davies talks about he got introduced to CicloZone through a virtual spin class and how he is now so addicted to it that he has invested in a new bike!

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04.08.2021

My COVID vaccine experience - Darren Lee

CicloZone founder and CEO Darren Lee outline his experience with the COVID vaccine, and talks about how consistent training is key to fitness and health

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30.06.2021

51 Resons to Ride a Bike - Darren Lee

CicloZone founder and CEO Darren Lee outlines the various benefits of riding a bike including physical health and fitness, mental well being, and many more

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24.06.2021

Back to the gym! - Kerry Orton

In her post-op recovery phase, Kerry Orton is finally back at the gym and using the CicloZone app o register how well she's doing in an actual spin class

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08.06.2021

It's never too late to hit reset and reinvent yourself- Gareth Winter

After a significant drop in fitness, Gareth Winter restarts his fitness journey and advises others that it is never to late to hit reset and reinvent yourself

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26.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Understanding Metrics Watts/Kilo

Karyn Silenzi explains how Watts/kilo is a great equaliser that provides a standardised metric to compare riders of different body composition to one another.

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19.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Understanding Metrics Intensity Factor

Karyn Silenzi- Intensity Factor (IF) is key to understanding the relative difficulty level and how you can use it to compare the training efficacy of your rides

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17.05.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Back with a shock!

After three weeks out due to an injury, Kerry Orton is back on her indoor cycle, continuing her post-op rehab journey & enjoying Mel Thomas' new class- Shockwave

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12.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Understanding Metrics Average Watts

In her series 'Understanding Metrics', Karyn Silenzi explains what your 'Average Watts' metric really means, why it matters and when it is important to use it.

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12.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Gareth Winter - The benefits of indoor cycling on the road

Gareth Winter recounts how indoor cycling sessions with CicloZone have led to new-found muscle in his legs that has converted into speed when cycling on the road

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03.05.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - injured again!

Kerry Orton has had a great streak in her post-op rehab journey, but another injury has put a temporary stop to her cycling workouts with CicloZone classes.

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27.04.2021

Health: Keeping fit in a pandemic

Here are simple tips for a safe and gentle return to the gym, since it is really important to ensure your body is prepared and ready for the demands of the gym

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26.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Sarah Davis - Indoor bike or outdoor bike plus trainer?

Sarah Davis recounts her experience of swapping her cheap indoor bike for an indoor turbo trainer using her cheap outdoor bike, and being filmed doing so!

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21.04.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Think like an athlete and take recovery seriously

Karyn Silenzi explains why taking enough recovery following a target-specific drill is needed to be able to hit those power targets or those effort levels again

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19.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - back in the saddle and managing expectations

Kerry Orton provides an update on her post-op cycling regimen, how she is keeping it real and celebrating the small gains, and awaiting her own FTP test.

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14.04.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Training below threshold is critical to performance

Karyn Silenzi explains how training below the threshold is critical to performance and how it trains your body to use a larger ratio of fat to carbohydrates

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12.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Climbing back to fitness

Kerry Orton shares her post-op progress, being spurred on by increased fitness levels and the boost in her mental wellbeing, while embracing the 'climb'.

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08.04.2021

What are CicloZone COL ratings?

CicloZone founder & CEO Darren Lee introduces CicloZone's COL Rating & explains how it is your personal training profile guide, based on your own performance.

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07.04.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Gareth Winter - Breaking through the plateau

Gareth Winter gives advice on breaking through a plateau by taking recovery from cycling workout sessions seriously, as it is the key to sustainable fitness.

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05.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Sarah Davis - The Quick Calorie Killer and chasing endorphins

Sarah Davis finds her favourite CicloZone Cycling class- the Quick Calorie Burner, and is thrilled with the rush of endorphins she feels in every class

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05.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Accountability and community

Kerry Orton recounts the advantages of creating a sense of accountability and being a part of the CicloZone community while providing an update on her rehab

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01.04.2021

The health benefits of cycling

Here are some proven health benefits a regular workout on two wheels can bring to both the body & the mind including cardiovascular health, weight loss & more

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01.04.2021

Indoor cycling in the spring and summer months

If you want to complete structured training sessions and intervals as part of your wider training plan, indoor cycling is perfect even during Spring and Summer

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01.04.2021

Planning your year in the saddle

CicloZone CEO Darren Lee inspires you to create a plan that enables you to make your objective tangible, fuel your motivation and give you a sense of purpose

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31.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Power meters and training levels

Karyn Silenzi how power meters & the development of Andrew Coggan's Power Training Levels revolutionised Cycle Training, helping people train more effectively

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30.03.2021

Anti-ageing? Really?! Why you should cycle with CicloZone

CicloZone CEO Darren Lee saw firsthand the anti-ageing benefits of cycling and how it inspired him to create CicloZone to help others achieve their fitness goals

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29.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Keep on keeping on

Kerry Orton talks about how setting achievable long term goals, taking enough time to recover, puts her in the right mindset to tackle the next CicloZone class

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24.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Watts, FTP and lactate threshold

Karyn Silenzi explains the various metrics of power cycling- Watts, FTP & Lactate Threshold, and how to use them achieve higher and precise levels of fitness

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22.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Niggles and fitness gains

Making a comeback after a knee surgery, Kerry Orton considers CicloZone a great way to get a full-leg workout while also achieving her overall fitness goals

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17.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Gareth Winter - Building back power-to-weight ratio

Starting at what was the bottom for him, Gareth Winter trained with CicloZone's coach-led classes to regain his power-to-weight ratio to reach close to his goal

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15.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Sarah Davis - No more excuses

As someone who is both busy and lazy, Sarah Davis inspires beginners who are afraid of keeping up with their classes and trainers with great example and advise.

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15.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Back in the saddle

Kerry Orton shared her early progress during the post-surgery rehab phase when she started using CicloZone after an extended period of no fitness activity.

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15.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Boosting FTP with Tony Robinson

Tonu Robinson talks about how the introduction of FTP on CicloZone was a game-changer for him and how he has improved his fitness by boosting his FTP.

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09.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Getting the most from your indoor ride

Karyn Silenzi gives advise on what you need to have, including pieces of equipment, to get the most out of your indoor cycling experience. Get in the Zone!

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09.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Top 3 Must Haves

Top 3 must haves in an Indoor Cycling Bike that will not only get you closer to your fitness goals but will retain value & maintain a higher resale value

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09.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Gareth Winter - Wake up call

Gareth Winter got obsessed with low body weight to become a fast cyclist, only to lose power. He woke up when CicloZone's FTP test showed how low his output was.

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08.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - on the recovery trail

After dislocating her knee, and hurting her back in a car accident, Kerry Orton takes us along on a journey to recovery and getting back on the indoor bike.

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02.03.2021

Motivation and Wisdom: Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is one of the handpicked team of cycling experts and CicloZone members will be sharing their experiences, advice and fitness journeys with you

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02.03.2021

Motivation and Wisdom: Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson is one of the handpicked team of cycling experts and CicloZone members will be sharing their experiences, advice and fitness journeys with you

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02.03.2021

Motivation and Wisdom: Kerry Orton

Kerry Orton is one of the handpicked team of cycling experts and CicloZone members will be sharing their experiences, advice and fitness journeys with you

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02.03.2021

Motivation and Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi

Karyn Silenzi is one of the handpicked team of cycling experts and CicloZone members will be sharing their experiences, advice and fitness journeys with you

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02.03.2021

Motivation and Wisdom: Meet our bloggers

Gareth Winter is one of the handpicked team of cycling experts and CicloZone members will be sharing their experiences, advice and fitness journeys with you

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18.02.2021

Subscription plans announced

Monthly subscription plans to the app for 'Ciclo TV' as well as for our 'on-demand' services through the full CicloZone package. Get Ready to Get in the Zone.

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01.02.2021

In-app FTP test and ride data is LIVE!

Find out your Functional Threshold Power (FTP), which is used to establish your personalised performance metrics that are now available in real-time.

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31.01.2021

News Flash

To celebrate the release of new in-app features, CicloZone founder & CEO, Darren Lee, offers an extension on the free trial for another month to early adopters

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26.01.2021

Best Budget Indoor Bikes - XS Sports

CicloZone founder & Elite Road Racer reviews one of the best budget indoor bikes available - XS Sports - giving you an overview, positives, negatives & verdict

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26.01.2021

Best Budget Indoor Bikes: We R Sports RevXtreme 1000

CicloZone founder & Elite Road Racer reviews one of the best budget indoor bikes available - RevExtreme 1000 - Read overview, positives, negatives & verdict

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26.01.2021

Best Budget Indoor Bikes - JLL IC300

CicloZone founder & Elite Road Racer reviews one of the best budget indoor bikes available - JLL I300 - giving you an overview, positives, negatives & verdict

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26.01.2021

Best Budget Indoor Bikes: JLL IC200

CicloZone founder & Elite Road Racer reviews one of the best budget indoor bikes available - JLL IC200 - giving you an overview, positives, negatives & verdict

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13.01.2021

What Cycling Cadence Is Best?

Understanding Cadence, Different Cycling Cadences, the Benefits of Training at Different Cadences & how CicloZone caters to your Cadence Requirements every time

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03.12.2020

What is FTP and why is it important?

Understanding Functional Threshold Power, how you can identify your FTP in CicloZone & ensuring that you ride at your optimum level on all your CicloZone Rides

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23.11.2020

Black Friday: Our guide to the best indoor bikes on the market - Scwhinn AC Performance

CicloZone founder and Elite Road Racer reviews one of the best indoor bikes in the market - Schwinn AC - giving you an overview, positives, negatives & verdict

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23.11.2020

Black Friday: Our guide to the best indoor bikes on the market - Stages SC3

CicloZone founder and Elite Road Racer reviews one of the best indoor bikes in the market - Stages SC3 - giving you an overview, positives, negatives & verdict

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23.11.2020

Black Friday: Our guide to the best indoor bikes - LifeFitness

CicloZone founder and Elite Road Racer reviews one of the best indoor bikes in the market - LifeFitness- giving you an overview, positives, negatives & verdict

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23.11.2020

Black Friday: Our guide to the best indoor bikes on the market - Keiser M3i and M3i Lite

CicloZone founder and Elite Road Racer reviews popular indoor bikes - Kaiser M3i and M3i Lite - giving you an overview, positives, negatives and verdict.

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23.11.2020

Black Friday: Our guide to the best indoor bikes on the market - Peloton

CicloZone founder and Elite Road Racer reviews one of the most popular indoor bikes today - Peloton- giving you an overview, positives, negatives and verdict.

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18.11.2020

Why train with power?

Cycling allows you to train with Power Profiles of different intensities and intervals to optimise physical gains and avoid burnout within a training period.

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12.11.2020

World Diabetes Day

On World Diabetes Day, let's take a look at how activity in general, and cycling in particular, can help you prevent or manage diabetes effectively.

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15.07.2020

Why ride a bike?

CicloZone founder and Elite Road Racer explains how our bodies respond to exercise and why you should ride a bike and become a part of the Cycle Revolution!

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