European cycling tech company, Bkool, and one of the UK’s leading mass participation events organisers, Human Race (now part of A.S.O.), have teamed up to give participants of the Royal Windsor Triathlon a last-minute training boost. This latest offering from Bkool follows on from its recently unveiled Bkool TRI league as well as simulated 2018 Commonwealth Games and Milan-San Remo cycling routes.
GPX data taken from the Royal Windsor Triathlon bike course has been uploaded to Bkool’s Indoor Simulator, allowing all triathletes to ride the route before they race on 17th June 2018. Both the Olympic (40K) and Sprint (20K) bike distances – which on the day will take riders along the historic streets of Windsor, past Windsor Castle and into the surrounding countryside – are available in Bkool’s 3D world.
Bkool notes that the Royal Windsor Triathlon bike course can be used for more than just a training run on Bkool’s Indoor Simulator. Riders can also challenge their friends in a live race and ‘experience real-time weather’.
“Familiarising yourself with a course before race-day is an invaluable experience for all triathletes,” said Bkool’s Marketing Director, Jorge Serrano. “The Royal Windsor Triathlon is an award-winning event for good reason and we are thrilled to be able to share the bike course on Bkool’s Indoor Simulator with our global audience of cyclists, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts.”
Human Race CEO, Nick Rusling said “We are delighted to be able to share the Royal Windsor Triathlon bike course with both participants wanting to prepare for event day, and Bkool cyclists looking to get a taster of the route.
“Few triathlons can compare with the historical backdrop of Windsor Castle, Eton College, the majestic River Thames, the green vista of the Long Walk and the stunning overall surroundings of Windsor!”
The Royal Windsor Triathlon is returning for its 28th year on Sunday 17th June. With Sprint and Olympic distances available, the event also has a new Sprint with the Pros wave, and the first-timer friendly Macmillan Beginners Wave.
Bkool is a technology company that creates interactive and innovative solutions for sports and video gaming. In the field of cycling, it has developed an advanced trainer and simulator. The simulator lets cyclists ride routes in a 3D virtual environment alongside other cyclists connected in real time. With the simulator, users can experience the same sensations they would have on the road. Bkool’s 3D World technology ‘simulates any route in the world in 3D and recreates the actual elevation of the terrain and the details in the landscape’.
The company’s 3D Real Weather technology also recreates the weather in real time on any route. Bkool is available in seven languages, including Chinese and Japanese, and distributes its products worldwide.