Robots Assemble: online riding platform gives you a team of domestique bots

MyWhoosh introduces new 'controllable companion bots' with different specialities – and the rider sets the wattage

MyWhoosh companion bots
(Image credit: MyWhoosh)

The MyWhoosh virtual riding platform has introduced a selection of controllable companion bots that riders can edit as they see fit for maximum training and racing gains.

The platform, which is to host the UCI esports World Championship for the coming three seasons, has introduced six different bots all designed to excel in different situations. They come as part of a significant update that also includes an improved FTP (functional threshold power) test, better Android compatibility and a lapping system.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.