Normally I pack the bike up and bring it along with me when I need to travel to Sweden for work. That was before I experienced a real Winter in Stockholm.

The best option I had to continue training in minus eight and heavy snow was to find a gym with Wattbikes available.

I can’t recommend Balance Training in Solna highly enough. The gym is modern and the staff are welcoming and extremely helpful. If you find yourself in Stockholm needing a place to train, this is where you need to go.

They have a dedicated cycling room, complete with projector and a selection of cycling videos to watch while you train. As well as a great sound system. All good things to help pass the time on the Wattbike.

I paired my Garmin with the bikes power meter but you can also download data from the bike directly onto most devices using a USB cable. For getting a complete training session in during bad weather if you’re visiting a City, there’s not much better than a Wattbike.

The only small downside is that I forgot to put the air conditioning on. So this was a hot, hot, hot hour and a half. In fact, I’ve never sweat quite like it before.

IMG_0005IMG_0010.JPGIMG_0008.JPG