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Powered by MOi Cycle and Wattbike, SOMA Cycling Club features the smartest, most powerful rides ever in a cycling programme — includes INTERVALS, STRENGTH, ENDURANCE and RACE DAY training sessions. And a breakthrough Measurable Results system working with a powerful cycling computer and a sophisticated heart rate monitor tracking.

SCC is everything you love about cycling. Only better.

Intervals training shows an increased VO2 max and stroke volume (the amount of blood ejected by each heart beat), reduce blood lactate levels, enhance fatigue-resistance and improve neuromuscular efficiency. It’s a powerful package of physiological improvements.
The goal during Intervals training week is to build and develop oxygen carrying capacity.  This is an aid in increasing stamina. Interval work enables a rider to perform significant amounts of normally exhaustive exercise, while at the same time reducing the contribution from anaerobic energy transfer, and subsequent lactic acid build-up.
Muscular Strength, or more precisely, the maximum force or tension generated by a muscle varies in all of us, by sex, age and body size.  As a general rule, a muscle worked close to its force generating capacity will increase in strength and this is governed by the intensity of the level of tension, placed on the muscle.
During Strength training week you will find a physical challenge that specializes in using resistance to build muscular strength bordering on anaerobic thresholds.
Increasing mass of the muscle, allows for greater force to be created in the pedal stroke, so this is part of the goal.  In addition, the other derived benefits that we get are tendon and ligament strength and toughness, improved joint function, increase bone density, and increased metabolism — all of which are beneficial to our overall health.
During Endurance training week, riders are working on the basis that higher cadence stresses the cardio system more (whereas riding at a lower cadence is harder on the muscles). The rides are geared to help you keep the heart and lungs within ranges to maintain a balanced delivery of oxygen to the working muscles, and the Krebs Cycle is in optimal performance.  
Assuming that we start with the de-conditioned rider, as they become more athletic they learn that this is the general preparation, or “the base” to have the abilities of aerobic endurance, allowing for greater force and speed to be developed.
Race Day week is your best chance to know and challenge yourself.  It’s the culmination of consistent training over the last three weeks, and where we deliver peak performance effort. These rides require complete drive and desire as they will challenge your body, forcing adaptation to greater concentrations of lactic acid in the blood stream. The efforts will range from intense climbs where we celebrate hills — big and small, to energetic roads in valleys — wide and long.
In a real case road scenario, not one professional rider leads the pack at all times during the race, so our design of the Race Day week will have you riding at the front of the pack charging up a hill, sprinting to the finish line, and then at other times drafting behind your fellow teammates and recognising the benefit of dropping off a bit to allow muscles to re-energise for the next great push.
MMP (Maximal Minute Power) and FTP (Functional Threshold Power) are both maximal fitness tests that our Performance Coaches use to measure performance and prescribe training zones.  The standard test for FTP is riding at a constant power for an hour, many people shorten this and complete a 20 minute test and take of a percentage of the power score achieved (e.g. 95%).  Whereas the standard test for MMP would be to complete a ramp test and record the final full minute completed.
British Cycling developed the 3 minute test to measure MMP.  The 3 minute test gives a good estimation of maximal aerobic power that you would achieve at the end of a ramp test.

Targeted, effective training requires precise, accurate data. With over 10 years working alongside British Cycling, Olympic Cyclists and world-leading sports scientists, the Wattbikes are redefining indoor cycling. Ultra robust, they stand up to training sessions from the world’s most powerful athletes. Incredibly accurate, they ensure you make the most of your ride every time you step into the studio.

More metrics. More motivation.

By measuring over 40 different parameters and feeding it all to your personal bike computer, we are able to deliver personalised sessions based around training zones for individual members. Effectively levelling the class ability so everyone can follow the ride at the right intensity for their cycling ability.
You can also link your smartphone and save the entire ride data.

The ‘perfect perch’ varies dramatically from one cyclist to the next– and is determined by a number of factors: anatomical differences, riding style and everything in between. We made sure our bikes allow for a quick saddle change.

Our Wattbikes allow you to easily connect your Garmin computer and record your ride data. Simply follow the steps on your Garmin to connect to a new power and speed and cadence sensor.
Compatible Devices:
  • Garmin Edge® Explore 1000
  • Garmin Edge® 520
  • Garmin Edge® 820
  • Garmin Edge® 1030
  • Garmin Edge® 810
  • Garmin Edge® 1000
  • Wahoo Elemnt
  • Wahoo Elemnt Bolt
  • Giant Neostrack GPS Computer
  • Giant Neos ANT+ Cycling Computer ( Speed & Cadence only)
All ANT+ heart rate belts connect to our bikes including Coded Polar chest belts. At the end of the ride the bike will email you the ride results. This includes:
  • Avg/max Heart rate
  • Avg/max Power
  • Avg/max RPM
  • Fat/total Kcal
  • Distance
  • Avg. Speed
Connecting to Strava, Training Peaks & Apple Health:
  1. Log into your Wattbike Hub account via your smart device. Select ‘Settings’ within the menu, select ‘Profile’ and scroll to the bottom of the screen. You will see the logo’s for Strava, Training Peaks and Apple Health.
  2. Select the icon of the apps you wish to connect to. You will be taken to the apps authorisation page in which you must complete your login details for that specific app. For example, if you select Strava you will need to login with your Strava account details.
  3. If the connection has been made successfully the apps selection box will turn the colour of the app. E.G. Strava – Orange. From this point on all future sessions will push automatically once a good Wifi connection has been established.
Please note: Data can sometimes take some time to push through, especially if the session you have completed is particularly long.

Members love it! It¹s spiritual, tough, result-oriented and focuses on measurable results which does not exist in any other cycle program currently out in the UK in this concept and total package.

Coming Soon ~ Special rides for RCC members.

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