Inspired by Tour of Britain? Enter the matrix

As the dust settles on the race route of the Tour of Britain in Edinburgh, anyone inspired to get race-fit would do well to check out the city’s new state-of-the-art cycling-based fitness equipment.

Edinburgh Leisure displayed its stunning new Matrix IC7 Tomahawk Cycles at the city’s Activation Site by Holyrood Palace yesterday, showcasing the equipment for its fun, fitness and performance based classes.

The Matrix IC7, as endorsed by cycling champion Laura Trott, is a boost to the increasingly popular cycle studios at Leith Victoria Swim Centre and Craiglockhart Tennis and Leisure Centre.

Edinburgh Leisure’s fitness experts analysed a selection of workout cycles as part of its development of a range of cycle based classes to suit customers of every level.

Trials with Edinburgh Leisure customers revealed more than 89% of class participants said the Matrix IC7 bikes enhanced their experience in class.

With technology designed to allow users to set the pace for their fitness levels, while monitoring progress and pushing a little harder each time, the Matrix bikes were identified as ideal for a class situation.

David McLean, Fitness Manager at Edinburgh Leisure, said: “Cycling is a fantastic way to improve strength and fitness, whether that’s touring the length of the country or participating in a cycle based fitness class. What better time to showcase the amazing Matrix IC7 bikes now offered at our cycle studios.

“We know customers love the exhilarating experience of cycling, the team spirit of the fitness class and the very real results they can achieve. We continue to look at ways to improve customer experiences even more, and are confident these new Matrix IC7 cycles are going to enhance classes even more.”

Councillor Richard Lewis, Edinburgh’s Events Champion and the Council’s Sports Convener, said: “Race directors hailed this year’s Tour of Britain line-up as one of the strongest ever. It was a fantastic event for the city with crowds lining the streets to see cycling’s biggest stars and I hope it has inspired residents to get on their bike, be it outdoors or in their local Edinburgh Leisure gym. Enthusiasm for cycling in the city just keeps on growing.”

For further information about Edinburgh Leisure’s services, September offer and to be inspired with hundreds of ways to get active, visit the Edinburgh Leisure website.

Edinburgh Leisure cycling stand at the Tour of Britain

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