LATEST – These sessions have now finished for the winter and will resume in October 2018.
We used to use a shared facility at Torre Valley North but this will no longer happen. We are in the process of arranging a new facility within our new club headquarters at Clennon Valley Leisure Centre in Paignton.
Throughout the winter months (October to end March/April) we run weekly turbo sessions that members and non-members are welcome to join.
Q & A
Where will the turbo sessions take place?
These will be at Clennon Valley Leisure Centre at Paignton.
What time are the sessions and how long are they?
We aim to start each session promptly at 6.30pm and so encourage you to arrive from 6.15pm to allow time to set up and have everything ready. This may change as we have relocated to our new HQ this year and we are still finalising arrangements. Our coaches, and friendly club members, will be happy to assist with any questions or technical help if you are new to the sessions.
Each session is planned to last for an hour and there is the option of a short run at the end around the block or fields. We aim to leave the club house by 8pm and this means having everything cleared out and locked up.
Is there parking available?
Yes. The Leisure Centre has a large carpark. Torbay Tri Club members who have also joined Clennon Valley Leisure Centre can pay an annual fee of £20 for free parking throughout the year. Otherwise, there is on road parking fairly close, or you can pay at the carpark machines.
Are there any changing facilities?
Yes. Full changing, showers and toilets are available.
Is there a cost for the turbo sessions and do I need to be a member of Torbay Tri Club?
You don’t need to be a member to take part although we do encourage people to join Torbay Tri as there’s lots of benefits and it’s great to feel part of a club to share your training, knowledge and experience with.
The cost of the turbo sessions is:
£2 members (includes turbo hire if needed)
£3 non-members (includes turbo if needed)
What kit do I need?
Aside from the main bit of kit being a bike then you will also need cycling shoes or trainers, suitable and comfortable cycling clothes, towel and a drink. We would also suggest a spare clothes for putting on afterwards and running shoes for if planning to run also. Please also ensure you have your emergency contact details with you.
What if I don’t have a turbo machine?
If you don’t have a turbo machine of your own then no problem as we have some you can use but there is a limited number. If you have your own then we encourage you to bring this along. If you have any special requirements or need further information then please let one of our coaches know in advance.
Do I need to be of a certain ability to cycle with the group indoors?
Not at all and we welcome all abilities. Our sessions are planned so that cyclists of all abilities are able to participate and join our indoor sessions. Whether you are new to triathlon or a seasoned triathlete, training for an event or just looking to gain some fitness, come along and enjoy this great social activity.
What can I expect at the turbo sessions?
Each of our coaches is officially qualified through British Triathlon, and take great pride in delivering sessions that we hope participants will enjoy and in a safe environment. We will do our best to offer advice where necessary and answer any questions you may have. If we don’t know then we’ll find out and get back to you.
Each session will comprise of a combined group warm up, main session and cool down.