Health buffs say that riding a bike can burn an average of 650 calories per hour.

Now, if users are looking for motivation on how to get on with cycling, but doesn't like to be out on the busy dusty streets, there is now an alternative way of doing so.

People can enjoy biking through the growing phenomenon of virtual cycling via Zwift, an online training and gaming platform for cyclists, as reported by iTech Post.

Accordingly, Zwift is a turbo trainer game where users can hook your turbo trainer to their PC, laptop, iPhone or iPad. Afterwards, they can start riding it while in a virtual environment as if seeing other cyclists on the road, virtually.

As explained by iTech Post, these turbo trainers have built-in power meters and have variable resistance and with that, they are able to measure your cycling power output and then send the info over to Swift that will then power your online avatar. 

Zwift gameplay can be as immersive as possible with the aid of these turbo trainers.

With its variable resistance users can be immersed based on the simulated environment, such that when a user is going downhill, the on-screen resistance will decrease and if uphill, it will increase, as further explained by iTech Post.

Recently, Zwift virtual cycling comes to the iPhone and iPad. It has recently released its iPad and iPhone app versions, alongside with the launch of an iOS Beta program.

'Zwifting' on iOS will bring thrill to millions of cyclists that are unable to ride Zwift especially when they don't own a dedicated Mac or PC, at the moment.

According to reports by Bike Radar, Mr. Eric Min, Zwift CEO and founder said that, "We're committed to making Zwift more accessible, easier to set-up and stress-free to ride. Zwifting on iPad and iPhone achieves all of this without compromising on a quality experience for our users."

"Twelve months ago, Zwift was a product associated with high spec computers, ANT+ dongles, and permanent home set-ups with large screen TVs.

"Very soon, this same product will be available at the tap of a finger from the App Store, entirely portable and easy to connect via Bluetooth. This is great news for cyclists across the world who live in city apartments and shared homes, where space is a premium," Mr. Eric Min added.