Online Activities During Lockdown
We currently have various activities with club members participating online which may interest some of our members.
If anyone has any questions or advice on setups etc for the below please ask on the Members Facebook group.
Currently the most popular online riding platform.
We have the most activity going on here currently with the following.
Monday nights at 4:30pm with 2 or 3 of our usual coaches generally led by John Horlock with Anthony Moy assisting. We are looking to introduce video/audio communication to this to better aid instructions and discussion.
Free youth accounts are available on Zwift.
Team Time Trial
Described by one of our top riders as “the most fun he’s had on a bike in years”…
Thursday is TTT day on Zwift which we have had a team of up to 8 riders competing in over the last 4 weeks.
If anybody wants to get involved there is often a spot in the current team available on the day or we can easily set up a second team in a different time slot.
We do require the use of a accurate smart trainer or power meter to ensure relative fairness.
We have multiple riders who race fairly regularly in the multitude of events available on the platform. Currently we are in the middle of the Tour for All but there are short 20 minute Crit Races to multi hour efforts and Time trials with no drafting.
This weekend we are tyring to get as many lined up during a race up the Alpe and use video chat to “encourage” each other to get under the hour or record a new PR.
A smart trainer or power meter isn’t required but you’ll generally be removed from the “official” results on Zwift Power if you use a “dumb” trainer and speed sensor.
We have a club team setup on Zwift Power also.
We aren’t currently running any meetups on Zwift but if anyone wishes to lead any please do. Throw in video chat on your favourite application for a cruise and a chat or to shout go at the start of a mini race.
And there’s always just riding on Zwift or organised group rides or badge hunting.
Useful Zwift resources
Other online cycling platforms are available but are less used by us currently
An online training environment with a recent addition to complete workouts in a group online via video connection.
We have a few members who have a limited amount of free introductory offers if anyone wishes to try this.
We do have a “Team” setup up but it’s of limited use at this time.
An online training environment with a free 14-day trial available.
Road Grand Tours
The CTT is running a weekly 10 mile time trial on the platform
The Cycling Podcast is running a virtual Giro
Other Online Presence
For those more active outside (I remember outside, cold and wet isn’t it) we have the following to amuse you.
Veloviewer Segment Leaderboard
Complete the 365
Manually tick off Paul Christon’s climbs list
If you need any further advice or information contact Steve Tilly, Anthony Moy, John Horlock or Tom Levell by whatever means is easiest for you.