Mackenzie’s North Coast 500 Record Attempt

The Lands End to John O’Groats record holder, Christina Mackenzie is taking on another formidable test of endurance. On Friday 13th of May, she will be attempting to set the a new North Coast 500 record. The 500 mile route, around the Scottish Highlands, climbs a huge 10,000 metres. That elevation gain is more than … Continue reading “Mackenzie’s North Coast 500 Record Attempt”

Ben on Faster Podcast by Flo 02:12 tell us about yourself 06:26 tell us a bit about my windsock 09:00 what’s the elevator pitch 11:20 the psychological side of myWindsock  14:25 how do you get the course data ride the course slowly or segment etc 16:02 Best Bike split difference 20:00 what gear do you need 22:24 Notio and other device … Continue reading “Ben on Faster Podcast by Flo”

Time Trial Prep: Part 1, the wind

The 2022 time trial season is just around the corner. In this series, I’m going to show you how I would use a myWindsock forecast, to prepare for the first Cycling Time Trial event, the Ely & District 25 mile SPOCO on BS19. PLEASE NOTE: Weather forecasts are updated hourly, this forecast may have changed … Continue reading “Time Trial Prep: Part 1, the wind”

This graph, will change how you feel about the wind, forever.

Why view the wind this way? It’s all about putting our efforts into context. Gradient, is far better understood than wind speed combined with it’s prevailing direction. The better we can relate to the challenges the course gives us, the better we can plan our efforts and understand our past performances. You can learn more … Continue reading “This graph, will change how you feel about the wind, forever.”

Slow vs Fast riders, who suffers most in Winter kit?

Winter jacket on or off? We’ve made the myWindsock Virtual Athlete very dizzy. 32 loops later and we have some stats. We wanted to know, what difference Winter kit has on cyclists, with different abilities. Do slower riders have it harder or easier than faster riders when it comes to our choice of Winter clothing. … Continue reading “Slow vs Fast riders, who suffers most in Winter kit?”

What’s your max wind speed? Find out how it compare to other cyclists.

It’s impossible to avoid the wind when cycling. In fact, we have 20mph plus winds blowing across the UK right now.At what point do most cyclists jump on the turbo, rather than blow in the wind? We analysed over 2 million rides, to discover the wind speed most cyclists stay in doors. Sign up Free … Continue reading “What’s your max wind speed? Find out how it compare to other cyclists.”