Why self-torture on the turbo trainer is a necessary evil

Robert Garbutt discovers the great indoors... on his bike

(Image credit: mike prior)

Turbo. It’s a word that strikes fear into even the hardest riders; to some, it’s a torture device of infinite cruelty. But used wisely this indoor trainer can transform your form.

I’ve become a late convert to the turbo trainer. Until recently, I’d felt absolutely no attraction to sitting spinning away in my garage while covering the floor in pools of sweat. Not nice.

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