Do you Zwift? Now the clocks have gone back there’ll be a lot of road.cc readers dusting off the turbo trainer. Zwift is a way to make the whole riding indoors thing a lot more bearable. Even, dare we say, fun.
If you’re not familiar with Zwift, it’s a multiplayer online portal for indoor training. So you hook up to the internet and ride around with (or train with, or race against) other riders from around the world. You can chat with them too, change your appearance in the game, and earn experience that unlocks new and better kit, bikes and even routes.
At its heart Zwift is very simple, but there’s lots of stuff to learn that can make your experience a lot better. With that in mind we’ve added a new strand to our YouTube channel.
Every monday for the next couple of months we’ll be putting out a video about Zwift, starting with an explanation of what you need to get started and three sample setups covering a range of budgets. There’ll be tips to improve your setup, and we’ll dig deeper into Zwift’s bells and whistles to help you get the best out of your training.
If you’ve got anything you’d like us to cover in these vids, ask away below! No promises, but we’ll see what we can do.
To show off Zwift's new Group Workouts, where riders of different abilities can all train together, we're hosting a Group workout with road.cc team members, and it'll be streaming live on the Zwift Community website. You can find the details of the event here, head online as soon as you get home tomorrow to join in. It's a 30-minute workout with some sprints and endurance bits. It should be 'fun'.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.