It has been a joy to watch the new path being built at Peloton’s HQ, Butley Barns. Guy and Andrew have laid every block with meticulous pride and have clearly enjoyed the process. In my excitement I have posted some random tweets with pictures of it in half finished states, which have caused some confused responses. “What in God’s name is a bike runway?” was one!
The reason why it has got me so excited, is not just the workmanship that has gone in or that I think it really is a thing of beauty. It is because of what it represents. The path makes it possible for group rides to start safely off the road and to swing in at the end of a ride and down the drive. It links the road round to the back of the gym to the all-weather training and transition area. Which means that we can run triathlon transition training, so athletes can come straight out of the Endless pool and pracise their transition from wetsuit to bike and head straight out to the road.
The thing that really excites me though, is that the path is representative of what Peloton is striving to achieve. In itself this path is just one detail to help make training with Peloton different – better. We believe in that old saying “the devil is in the detail” and that by focussing on every detail we will make Peloton Training camps the best and for any athlete who is serious about improving they will be a must-have element of their training programme.