So, my wife (F45) has decided to start indoor riding. Apart from very casual outdoor riding (like 15 minutes to the beach or store), she is effectively a new cyclist, and new to any kind of formal endurance sports (apart from being my sherpa at events for years). She does some team sports and is generally active though, so is not totally ‘off the couch’ fitness-wise. Structured training is totally new to her. She has no race aspirations, and is interested mostly in riding to lose some weight and improve her general fitness level.
If she wanted to follow a training plan, I was going to suggest SSB I, SSB II, Build, repeat. But I was going to suggest that mostly out of lack of a better idea. Is that still a sensible approach for a newbie who is training for general fitness rather than an event?