Get out the popcorn — we just launched an entirely new kind of content in the Wahoo SUF app. Open it up (make sure you’re on version 6.19 of our app – update if you’re not) and you’ll find our ‘Inspiration’ collection with 31 (!) different cycling films covering everything from adventure stories to documentaries to personal stories. There’s Chasing Legends , a profile of the legendary HTC-Colombia pro team and the incredible Mark Cavendish. Or maybe you want to watch Half the Road , an in-depth look at women’s cycling and the fight for equality. Want to escape? Then hit up The Frozen Road for a journey into the arctic circle or Moon Rider to go deep into the mind of an elite athlete trying to succeed on the world stage. Whatever your mood, I’m absolutely positive that we have something in there that you’ll love.
And, since this is a training app - not a cinema - every one of these films has an associated recovery or endurance workout. We haven’t had enough of those types of sessions in our library, but now that space is well and truly covered. So, while you watch, you’ll boost your aerobic fitness or help your body recover from a tough training block. What’s more, we’ve updated all of our training plans to include a selection of these films where appropriate . That means you won’t see so many of the regular Sufferfest workouts at a reduced intensity, an aspect of our plans that could be quite confusing — especially for new Sufferlandrians.
My personal favorites from Season 1? It’s tough to choose only a few, but I loved Kayabike — an absolutely beautiful story that really shows how bikes (and good people) can change lives. I found the quiet, melancholy Changement de Roux to be a powerful statement about, well, finding a way to survive. Mike Cotty’s Across the Mountains just makes you want to go and do something really, really difficult. And, lastly, I loved The Making of an Hour Record because I know just how hard our Head of Sports Science, Neal Henderson, works for moments like that.
Speaking of moments, the launch of ‘Inspiration’ is a huge moment for us and is another step in our journey to be the best training app in the world. There is more to come. Not only will Season 2 of Inspiration drop early in the new year, but we have more surprises coming your way in 2021. Thank you for trusting us with helping you become the best athlete possible. Now, pass that popcorn….