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The idea of cycling at your desk on a turbo trainer has always been something we've joked about - but we never thought it would actually happen.

With Cycli however, the dream could become a reality. The inventors have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them gather enough support to create their 'social below desk cycle'.

The Cycli is a pedalling machine that features a variable magnetic resistance unit, and collects data around reps and calories burned - then sends it all to your iPhone or Android.

All the information can be shared with your followers across assorted social media platforms - which is where it becomes social.

The magnetic resistance unit is said to be quiet enough not to upset co-workers, and information is transmitted via Bluetooth to your device.

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The inventors needed $35,000, but with over two weeks to go, they already have $131,076 from almost one thousand backers. A standard unit costs $200, but Early Bird prices started from $99.

The only drawback is that so far the units - which should be delivered by December 2016 - are only available to be shipped with the United States. However, having quadrupled their target, we wonder if Cycli may look to expand.

The creators have produced a number of inventions in the past - their roots being in making products that help people who have suffered a neurologic injury - such as a stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury. However, with this device, they aim to tackle inactivity and help people all over the world to boost their fitness and well-being.

Our only question? Simple: Can you upload these rides to Strava? And are their office QOMs to be had?!

Check out the video below to see how the Cycli works, and see more information here.

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