Indoor cycling near me : Europe



Tom Moos

The founder of Saints & Stars, Amsterdam’s eye-catching boutique fitness brand, gives Kate Cracknell the low-down on its exciting new launch: immersive group cycling concept Holy Ride

Tour de Force

Cycling is a way of life in Denmark, but the Tour de France had never started this far north – until this year. The city of Nyborg hosted in style, with a special ‘yellow jersey’ group cycling event among the many celebrations. Kate Cracknell reports.

United Fitness Brands

In 2021, Joe Cohen, Robert Rowland and Hilary Rowland co-founded United Fitness Brands (UFB), bringing together their respective businesses – KOBOX and Boom Cycle – as the first step in creating a new ‘supergroup’ of boutiques. They update Kate Cracknell on the story so far.

A New Cohort

In the aftermath of lockdown, there’s a whole new community of people who turned to indoor cycling as a way to stay fit while stuck at home. How do we now encourage these individuals to come and sample the in-person experience? We ask the experts.

And breathe…

After 18+ months characterised by mask-wearing and recoiling from anyone who coughs even just once, we are – all of us – far more attentive to the quality and cleanliness of the air we’re breathing. Always an important consideration for small, enclosed spaces like cycling studios, air circulation has now become even more of a focal point. Because it isn’t just about smell or temperature any more. It’s about disease control – and members’ perception of the risk.

Inspired by COVID. Designed for the future.

Lockdown caused organisations across the fitness sector to pivot their business models to meet new and emerging needs – but in many cases, the changes are here to stay. We take a look at three initiatives, inspired by COVID but with long-term ambitions, that spotlight the opportunities our sector has seized from the jaws of the crisis.

Activism at Virgin Active

With its clubs now re-open, Virgin Active UK is unveiling a series of signature group exercise concepts, including new cycle classes created by cycle ‘activist’ Sarah-Jane Aboboto. She gives us a sneak preview.

We have lift-off

This summer, Apollo Travel Group opened the doors to a new sports and fitness hotel in Greece, hosting the Swedish Winter Olympics team the moment Greek tourism re-opened for business. Apollo Sports’ Daniel Giray speaks to Kate Cracknell.

Third Space

From signature concepts to pop-up outdoor venues to connectivity between gym floor, GX studio and the home, Chris Stanton and Susie Millen – performance master trainer and cycle master trainer for Third Space – give the low-down on the brand’s cycle programme.

Puk Lyng Thomsen

A leading light in the Danish ladies’ golf team, Thomsen is currently fighting her way back into the game after major surgery – and indoor cycling is proving a great ally. She speaks to Kate Cracknell

The three arenas of ACTIC

With a new collection of concept classes, a new app and an evolution of its outdoor offering just three of its hot-off-the-press initiatives, the 177-club ACTIC Group is set to explode out of the blocks in 2021. Group training product manager Jessica Tito Martins speaks to Kate Cracknell

Humphrey Cobbold

PureGym will expand globally through a multi-brand approach, but that won’t involve a boutique format, as its CEO explains to Kate Cracknell

Esben Dalgaard Andersen

The well-known Danish actor regularly has to gain or lose 30kg for his roles. He shares his diet and exercise secrets with Kate Cracknell

I got Rhythm

David Lloyd Clubs is in the process of rolling out a boutique-style cycling concept cross its estate. Kate Cracknell gets in the saddle to try out one of its signature classes.

The Digme tour

Harnessing the appeal of cycling Grand Tours for engaging themed classes – that’s just one of boutique operator Digme Fitness’ eye-catching strategies. Fitness industry observer and cycling enthusiast David Minton climbs into the saddle for its recent Tour de France event

Rick Crawford

As the needs and demands of exercisers continue to diversify, there’s a growing pressure to segment the fitness offering – and this is exactly what Nuffield Health has done with its cycling programme. The operator’s head of fitness speaks to Kate Cracknell

SoulCycle London: Our verdict

SoulCycle London. It’s been a long time coming, but after years of speculation and eager anticipation, America’s cult indoor cycling workout has finally made its way across the Pond, opening its first non-North American studio in the Soho area of London, UK.

Fitness World – indoor cycling version 2.0

Fitness World, the largest chain of fitness clubs in Denmark, is in the process of launching a new indoor cycling concept at their 106 fitness centres. RIDE HIGH Magazine talks to Mie Sisse Konradsen, Group Fitness Manager at Fitness World, about their new concept.

See the light

Harnessing the power of light to boost energy levels and spread happiness throughout the studio – and into people’s homes. Kate Cracknell pays a visit to FirstLight, London’s new boutique cycling studio.

ØRBIKE – a dream coming true

With 280 bikes and up to 1200 cyclists, ØRBIKE is one of the largest indoor cycling events in Denmark. Meet Jesper Sørensen, the cycling aficionado behind it all, and read the full story about making a dream come true.

Riding high

When the Ministry of Sound says it’s going to host a week-long party on a bike, you know you’re in for a pretty special ride. Kate Cracknell pays a visit When the Ministry of Sound, south-east London’s iconic nightclub, says it’s going to host a week-long party on a bike… well, you know you’re in for a pretty special ride.

James Balfour

The co-founder of London boutique operator 1Rebel talks to Kate Cracknell about its ground-breaking new cycling amphitheatre

Campcycle

Fitnesscamp Westerwald in Germany recently launched a new indoor cycling studio. Club owner Jochen Martin spoke to HDD Group’s Hanna Plegge

Welcome to Cockburn Arc!

Across the vast country that is Australia – one that has always prided itself on being a sporty nation – local governments have for many years been the suppliers of local, community amenities that go above and beyond grass fields for football or cricket and the local swimming pool.

Business is Boom-ing

When Boom Cycle launched in 2011, with its ‘party on a bike’ classes that made fitness fun, it blazed a trail in the London boutique studio scene. Now operating four studios across London, it remains one of the city’s leading cycling brands. Its founders, Robert and Hilary Rowland, speak to Kate Cracknell.

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