Apparently it rains in the UK quite a lot – not sure if you’ve ever heard that before?

So with that in mind it could be helpful to know that down at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the VeloPark the team have just launched the VeloStudio offering virtual reality spin classes.

Along with a Bose audio visual system, there are UCI-endorsed Sufferfest training sessions, where riders pedal along routes taken from real races in the WorldTour and the Matrix Myride VX system.

The studio is equipped with top-of-the-range Wattbike Pro and Trainer bikes and Matrix IC7 Indoor Cycles available for people looking to get fit or those training for sprint and endurance cycle races and triathlons.

People trying out the new VeloStudio at the VeloPark in Olympic Park, Stratford

Those in training can improve their pedal technique with the features which show how much resistance you are using with each leg and where your “angle of peak force” is.

Lee Valley Leisure Trust director of venues Brian Daley said: “VeloStudio offers the ultimate in two-wheeled indoor fitness and training and together with great visual, sound and lighting systems, participants are given a unique, all-round pedalling workout.

“We have chosen leading products in this field, and working with Wattbike and Matrix, we are able to provide a wide choice of activities to suit just about anyone, from complete beginners to elite athletes and further enhancing our cycling offer.”

Sessions start currently start at £7 .