Whether you like to avoid the worst of the winter weather or have some specific training sessions in mind, you?ll need a turbo trainer.

This latest version comes from the Japanese masters of resistance training and the Minoura is one of the few that has a built-in fork support. It?s not that standard turbos are unstable, but sometimes you need a little extra help. By removing the front wheel, the VFS 3 can be clamped to the forks for extra stability.

At just £40 more than the standard version, you?re not paying through the nose for the extra stability. Seven levels of resistance can be dialled in on the handlebar mount and as with its regular little brother this turbo has a reputation for being quiet.

Contact Zyro 01845 521700, www.zyro.co.uk