Equinox and SoulCycle face boycott over investor’s Trump fundraiser

SoulCycle says it does not support fundraiser by Stephen Ross, chair of company that owns Equinox Customers of the fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle are calling for a boycott of the trendy brands after news that a high-profile billionaire investor will be hosting a fundraising event for Donald Trump in the Hamptons on Friday. The real estate mogul and private investor Stephen Ross, who is Washington Post reported this week. Tickets for the event cost $100,000 for lunch and a photo opportunity with the president and $250,000 for a package that includes a roundtable discussion with Trump. Ross, who is also the owner of the NFL team the Miami Dolphins, is the chairman of Related, the company that owns Equinox …

‘I’m riding Le Tour in my spare room’: the indoor cycling revolution

The boom in virtual riding systems like Peloton and Zwift has got people swapping the road for a room at home. Are they worth it? On a blustery Saturday morning, I am about to climb Alpe dHuez near Grenoble. I have waited years for the chance. For followers of the Tour de France, this is hallowed asphalt a mountainous ribbon of road where mortals have pedalled into legend. The race I have entered finishes at the summit. My thighs already crackle with heat when the going gets steep. After 21 hairpin bends, eight miles and a final sprint against a Dane called Arne, I cross the line in 44th place. As I slump over my handlebars, my beard dispensing sweat …