Local Interclub Zwift Racing Christmas Charity Series
As we get to the end of the first round of the Zwift Racing League and both look forward to Christmas and reflect on the year. David Stoyle thought that it would be a good idea to organise a short Local Interclub Zwift Racing series to celebrate Christmas and raise a little bit of money for charity. Here’s what David and Felix have in store.
The ZWRL has been good fun, but I think lacked a bit of the racing against one another that we enjoyed so much in Lockdown 1.0. So, this series will revert back to the original format of Felix or I selecting an event and then all of us turning up to race. I will then publish the results.
To make things a little more interesting, the races will be run as a stage race over 4 races.
Dates – Save these dates in your packed Diary:
Monday 21st – 6:15 to 7:00pm
Wednesday 23rd – 6:15 to 7:00pm
Monday 28th – 6:15 to 7:00pm
Wednesday 30th – 6:15 to 7:00pm
The dates have been selected to largely fall outside the period when households can meet, so we should all be around.
Races (To be confirmed). We are trying to get private events on Zwift – but if we can’t organise our own races, then we will piggyback on other peoples. I will announce the events as soon as I can. As its Christmas we will try and go for events from 25-40 mins long. I will try and include a Crit Race, Rolling Circuit, Hilly Race and a Race on the Tic Toc course where it all began back in March.
Keep the Zwiftpower tag as you were using for ZRL. If you did not race in the ZRL then put your club name in brackets after your name on Zwift power and maybe drop me a message to say that your club is racing. I think that we have all got a lot out of the Zwift racing during this difficult year, it would be nice to put something back, so I have set up just giving page for the Trussell Trust. The Trussell trust has food banks throughout the country and over 20 in BC South region, so everyone can support a local charity. We have over 200 racers so at £5 each that will be over £1,000, please help me out.
Even if you cant race this Christmas please show your appreciation for all the hard work by Felix Young
and myself over the last few months and throw some money in the pot!!!
GC will be determined by the quickest time over the 4 events.
Bonus seconds for top 10 places. We all have Zwift dropouts from time to time therefore if you finish an event the maximum time you can loose will be 3minutes on GC for that race. If you can’t ride/ don’t start then you will loose 5 minutes so at least you will have a position in GC for the next race.
73 Degrees Cycling and PDQ Coaching have agreed to give some fun prizes away
- 1st in each category for men and women
- 13th in each category for men and women (Zwift Categories are pretty arbitrary – the winners are only the riders closest to the category boundary – so why not 13th
- Lantern Rouge – Last rider on GC.
- Best individual photo posted on facebook
- Best club photo posted on facebook.
- Best performance by a novice rider
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND SEE YOU OUT THERE
PLEASE SHARE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE