Nine things I wish I knew when I started indoor cycling...

And yes, the surprising extent to which human sweat can corrode a headset is there at number six

Image shows Sam Gupta riding indoors on a turbo trainer
(Image credit: Future)

With the emergence of a raft of turbo trainers, indoor bikes and accessories by the bucket load, indoor cycling has all but established itself as a whole new discipline, and as this niche of cycling grows so does the list of faux pas one can make. 

So without further ado, let’s get into all the things I wish I knew when I first started training indoors.

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Sam Gupta
Video Manager

After discovering his love of cycling in college, Sam has always kept two wheels very close. Having spent over five years working in a couple of local bike shops, it's fair to say he enjoys getting hands on. He also loves to push himself to ride ever longer distances and to explore as many new places as possible. 

Sam has been Cycling Weekly's video manager since January 2022. You'll find him on our YouTube channel where he brings you the latest cycling tech news, rides, reviews and all of the most important new launches while taking in some incredible cycling adventures too.