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Speed freaks

Last month we met again some fans of X-BIONIC® at the Velodrome Swiss in Grenchen for another track cycling workshop. Like in our two previous events there, experienced guides showed us how to ride on a wooden indoor cycling track. Track cycling is a great alternate sport for the indoor season here in Europe when the streets are wet or frozen. The average temperature inside the Velodrome is always above 20 degrees.

Before the cycling fun started, our workshop guides introduced the basic steps of track cycling. Especially the bike without breaks and gears looked quite interesting.
Before the cycling fun started, our workshop guides introduced the basic steps of track cycling. Especially the bike without breaks and gears looked quite interesting.

For this event in Grenchen, we also invited a special guest: European Ultracycling Champion and Race around Ireland winner Bernhard Steinberger talked about his great experiences at the green island last year. He showed some impressive pictures and videos of his great success. You can read our race report and an interview with Bernhard here: LINK.

Bernhard explains the RAI course and how difficult it was to win this race.
Bernhard explains the RAI course and how difficult it was to win this race.

After the theoretical part, the workshop continued at the cycling track. Each participant received a test set and the prepared track bike for the ride. X-BIONIC® TWYCE, X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini and X-BIONIC® THE® TRICK bike wear were handed over for the test session.

Three colors, three technologies and one approach: getting the best performance on the bike.
Three colors, three technologies and one approach: giving you the best cycling performance!
Before the ride started, the guides explained us how to start and to stop with a track bike.
Before the ride started, our guides explained us how to start and to stop with a track bike.
Listen to the guide: ride a track bike safely.
Listen to the guide: how to ride a track bike safely.

After some laps, each participant enjoyed the fun and could increase his bike handling the more laps he rode. The most important thing about track cycling is to be attentive what happens before and behind you. On a track bike, you also need to ride a minimum speed of about 25 kph to get through the stiff turns and not to slip downwards. This is the first thing you learn when you ride a track bike.

Follow me: the closer you ride behind another cyclist, the less power you need.
Follow me: the closer you ride behind another cyclist, the less power you need.

The workshop lasted three hours at the track and everyone enjoyed it. Special thanks to our guide René and his mates, who did a great job again for a safe ride. If you want to ride on a cycling track, you need to attend the basic lessons before you can join public training sessions, you can find more information here.

We will return to the Velodrome this year, stay tuned!

As a cyclist, you need to get this experience at least once in a lifetime, you won't regret!
Happy cyclists: you need to get this experience at least once in a lifetime, you won’t regret!

Track cycling with X-BIONIC

Last Friday we organized our first track cycling event at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, it was the second X-PerienceDay in 2015. We had lots of applications for this workshop and our guests traveled lots of kilometers to join us there: they came from Switzerland, France and Germany. It was the first time to cycle that way for almost everyone of us and we were excited about the upcoming hours.

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After a short introduction we split the group in two parts because we had two session slots at the track. While the first group got their track cycling workshop, the other one got a short product overview from our development department. Before the workshop started we equipped everyone with an X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Huracán respectively The Trick® biking set and the X-SOCKS® Biking Pro, which were a gift for each participant.

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During the track cycling workshop our instructors teached us the basics of this amazing sport step by step. The hardest thing at the beginning was to stay on the track inside the curve because it seamed to be really steep to us newbies. But after some rounds and further instructions every participant was able to ride at the highest point inside the curve. We really enjoyed our rides there and were happy with the instructive workshop. We also want to send a special thanks to our track instructors there,  you were really great! The event video will be published soon, stay tuned and follow our blog to see it first!

Track cycling in Grenchen with X-BIONIC
Track cycling in Grenchen with X-BIONIC

Our next X-PerienceDay (cross country skiing) takes place at the 14th of March and the next track session at the Velodrome Suisse will be at the 10th of April – you can already apply now for one of the limited places at both events!

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