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British Cycling launches Virtual Ride Series on Zwift

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With current UK Government advice recommending against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel, British Cycling is joining with Sport England and encouraging the cycling community to #StayInWorkOut.

The British Cycling Virtual Ride Series – an eight-week series of races and workouts on popular online training platform Zwift – has been designed for people to have fun and stay active during the global uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic.

Those wanting to pit their form against the best of British won’t have long to wait as group rides led by the Great Britain Cycling Team, including with women’s academy squad Team Breeze, are set to be introduced.

Great Britain Cycling Team women’s endurance academy coach, Emma Trott, said “We’re in an entirely unique situation that means there’ll be no racing for a while, but it’s important that we try to find some sense of normality in all this. For us, that’s training and staying connected not just with each other, but the cycling community.

“Moving things online is a really fun way of keeping that connection and we’re all looking forward to people joining us over the next few weeks.”

Riders can join a British Cycling Race Series virtual road race or time trial on Zwift, as well as online workouts.

British Cycling Race Series schedule:

Race – all races are 30 minutes long and will be hosted on different courses
Tuesday 24 March – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Tuesday 31 March – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Tuesday 7 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Tuesday 14 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Tuesday 21 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Tuesday 28 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Tuesday 5 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Tuesday 12 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm

Workout
Wednesday 25 March – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – big gear / low cadence session
Wednesday 1 April – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – under-over intervals session
Wednesday 8 April – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – sweet-spot session
Wednesday 15 April – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – threshold pyramid session
Wednesday 22 April – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – 40-20 intervals session
Wednesday 29 April – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – sprint pyramid
Wednesday 6 April – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – minute on / minute off
Wednesday 13 April – 12:00pm and 19:30pm – 3 x 10-minute intervals

Time Trial – all races are 10 miles long and will be held on a mix of courses
Thursday 26 March – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Thursday 2 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Thursday 9 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Thursday 16 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Thursday 23 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Thursday 30 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Thursday 7 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm
Thursday 14 April – 12:20pm and 19:30pm

Individuals can visit the Zwift website to sign up for a seven-day trial. After the trial period ends, Zwift costs £12 per month for British Cycling members and £15 per month for non-members.

www.britishcycling.org.uk
www.zwift.com

 

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