As we find ourselves in the middle of a time that has changed how all of us are living, working and exercising, thoughts can wonder into new areas and we find ourselves thinking about alternatives to our usual routines.

We mustn’t be the only ones though, as British Cycling have created a survey trying to better understand the habits of indoor cyclists.  

If you’d like to follow the link to give your thoughts and opinions I’m sure British cycling would greatly appreciate the input.

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This got me thinking about the different types of bikes used for indoor cycling activities.

So let’s have a look at some of the different types of indoor equipment we have and the benefits of using them.

Upright bike

These bikes usually have a seat positioned lower than the handle bar.

Riding a stationary exercise bike is an efficient and effective way to burn calories and body fat while strengthening your heart, lungs, and muscles.

Compared to some other types of cardio equipment, a stationary bicycle puts less stress on your joints, but it still provides an excellent aerobic workout.

upright bike

Recumbent Bike

The ergonomic benefits of this bike are as great as the fitness benefits. Providing a workout of the same quality as an upright bike. These bikes have a seat which supports the lower back more and distributes weight more evenly, add the ease of getting on and off due to a lower seat position and this is a wonderful bike to use for people of all fitness levels and abilities.

Recombent bike

Indoor Cycling bike

Also known by their trademarked company names, I’ll use indoor cycling bike. With these bikes you can adjust the resistance on and off to increase intensity and mimic going up hills or sprints on a flat road. Great for a mixed cardio, endurance and strength workout.

Usually found in a darker studio with some good pacing music and instructors who know how to work you and your muscle groups, ouch .

Spin Bike


Similar to the Indoor cycling bike, but with Trixter’s patented X-Bars handlebar mechanism allowing the rider to engage the upper body and core along with the legs and cardio this bike gives a full body workout.

So, we’ve had a look at some of the bikes we have here at Wirral Leisure and I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to get back and try them all now.

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