Best indoor training apps for cycling: virtual riding platforms and training analysis apps

Whether it’s virtual racing and riding or training tracking, planning and analysis, there are plenty of options to choose from - here’s our top picks

Female cyclist riding on Zwift which is one of the best indoor training platforms
(Image credit: Future)

There is a cornucopia of training apps out there to help cyclists train indoors, plan rides, track progress and analyse their data. Given the wide array of options (of varying quality) it can be difficult to know which ones to choose. Getting to grips with a platform is time consuming - and you don’t want to chance paying a subscription fee for something you might find isn’t for you. 

So, to help you out, we’ve put the hours in on a wide range of training apps - and rounded up the best of them here. Hopefully, you’ll come away with a good idea of which platforms are best for you, before you take the plunge.

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Tom Epton
Freelance writer

Tom Epton is a freelance writer and data scientist. Originally training as a scientist after completing his studies in physics he realised that cycling was what he wanted to spend his life thinking about. Now he works with manufacturers, athletes and teams using cutting edge data science methods to find performance gains. Tom writes primarily about sport-science and tech! 

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