With the Corona lockdown still in place, and with it likely to continue for some time, we have started to meet up for some rides on Zwift. A Zwift meet-up means that riders using the game can ride together on a course. A setting can be used whereby all the riders stay together as a group, no matter what the relative power each rider is spinning at. There are a couple of things to be aware of;
1. It‘s best to be riding in the game a good 5-10 minutes before the scheduled meet-up time. This will give you the opportunity to make sure your equipment is all set up and in particular, you’ve got a good wifi signal. 2. When you are riding in the game, you will get a button come up in the bottom left corner of the screen saying ‘join meetup’, with 5 minutes to go before the scheduled off. As soon as you press the button, you will see your avatar on a turbo trainer, warming up on the assigned course. Once the start time is reached, you will all start together in the game.
3. As well as the Zwift game app downloaded to your tablet, phone or computer, it’s also useful to download the Zwift companion app. This allows you to select events, interact with other riders and easily arrange meet-ups of your own. 4. You need to be a follower of the person who is organising the meet-up. This is most easily done through the companion app. At the moment, there are 21 KPRC members who are following each other.
Im going to arrange weekly rides on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. It looks like there is also an appetite for a Sunday morning ride too.
If you want to ride for longer, either start earlier and then join the meet-up when prompted, or be at the start for the meet-up and then continue riding once it’s finished.
If you’ve got any questions, just shout. But I can’t guarantee I’ve got the ability to answer. There‘s quite a few experienced Zwifters in the club, who can answer questions.
The next rides are on Sunday 5th April at 9am and Tuesday 7th April at 7pm.