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Hi there,

My name is Ronan and welcome to Cycle from Home

This blog is for people who have a real passion for spin or cycling but don’t want the added expense of a gym membership.

I am here to provide information and details on the latest exercise bikes that you can easily use from the comfort of your own home or garage.

My Story

Ever since I was in my late teens I have always had a strong interest in health & fitness. I tried many sports and hobbies from martial arts to Crossfit to weight-lifting but the one that has always remained with me is Spin or Indoor Cycling.

I developed such a real passion in it that I wanted my own bike that I could use anytime without having to book in for any indoor spin/cycling classes at my local gym.

Why I want to help you

Everyday more and more people are now exercising from their home as they have this access that allows them to purchase their own equipment rather than paying some extortionate gym memberships.

I noticed that there are a lot of people out there just like me, that feel more comfortable exercising from home or are so passionate that they want to be able to spin on their own time – avoiding busy gym times.

So, I have created this blog especially for you!

Here, I’ll be consistently providing up to date information on the latest bikes and exercise machines along with some helpful content to improve your indoor cycling.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,



4 Replies to “About me

  1. Morning Ronan,
    I hope all is well at this crazy time? Stumbled across site this morning after googling ideal flyweight for spin bike. Like most people trying to stay fit and sane, keeping up with yoga and Les Mills workouts, put need to ramp it up especially as not going to the office. moving about as much and getting my daily walks. Dream bike Peloton but hard to justify the cost plus subscription, so looking at these bikes, any thoughts?




    Have a good weekend.


    1. Hi Carla,

      Certainly, these are crazy times indeed! I hope all is well with yourself.
      Keeping fit during this time is almost a necessity – not only for our bodies but great for our minds too!

      Your right, Peloton do offer an incredible bike and service but the bike along with the subscription price can make it quite hefty.
      However, there are alternatives out there that can compete to some degree against Peloton.

      JTX & Schwinn are one the leading manufacturers when it comes to producing excellent spin bikes.
      These bikes are made to high standards and are certainly a great alternative to Peloton.

      Looking between the 3 of them though, I personally prefer Schwinn.
      The IC8 bike is more or less designed like a standard Peloton bike due to the design and the duo dumbbell holders.

      What’s great about this is that is can actually sync up to Explore The World App, Zwift app and Peloton Digital App.
      You will basically have the Peloton experience at a fraction of the cost!

      Fitness Superstore actually sell the bike for a very good price, you can check it out here if you like!

      I hope this helps!

      1. Morning Ronan,
        I hope you had a good weekend? Thanks for reply, yep think its the Schwinn and have been looking at getting this from the Fitness Superstore, been researching over the weekend and though there appear to be some issues on calibration and accuracy of resistance, doesn’t look like it’s anything that can’t be fixed with a reset,

        Thanks again, have a good week and stay safe

        1. Hi Carla,

          The Schwinn IC8 does certainly look like a great buy.

          You’ll have all the connectivity with the likes of Peloton, Zwift, Map My Ride, Sufferfest, Wahoo and Garmin

          It’ll provide that full studio spin bike experience!

          I wish you all the best

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