Meet your robot coach: Here are our predictions for ‘the next big thing’ in training tech for cycling

From real time performance monitoring to training plans created by machine learning – what could be the next smart training tool that you need to know about?

Image shows riders using tech to aid their training.
(Image credit: Future)

From the introduction of heart rate monitors in the 1980s to the proliferation of power meters during the 1990s and early 2000s, technological breakthroughs have facilitated, if not driven, improvements in training. Just think how motivating and potent virtual training and racing platforms like Zwift have proved, particularly over winter. Top level performance continues to advance and that’s thanks, in large part, to the tech that allows us to train more effectively.  

So what’s the next transformative innovation coming down the track? 

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Joe Laverick
Full-time cyclist & part-time writer

Joe Laverick is a professional cyclist and freelance writer. Hailing from Grimsby but now living in Girona, Joe swapped his first love of football for two wheels in 2014 – the consequence of which has, he jokes, been spiralling out of control ever since. Proud of never having had a "proper job", Joe is aiming to keep it that way for as long as possible. He is also an unapologetic coffee snob.