What Zwift’s move into hardware means for indoor cycling

Zwift is the undisputed market leader when it comes to indoor cycling software, and thanks to some clever sleuthing by heralded fitness gadget guru Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, it seems the company will now be expanding into indoor cycling hardware as well. If Zwift’s existing hardware partners aren’t already gravely concerned over this news, … The post What Zwift’s move into hardware means for indoor cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Inside Zwift’s plan to make virtual racing a professional sport

Organized racing was an afterthought to the founders of Zwift. Now, the company has raised millions with the goal of having virtual racing become a professional sport—and even an Olympic event. Read the full article at Inside Zwift’s plan to make virtual racing a professional sport on VeloNews.com .

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Is Zwift developing its own smart trainer?

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Is a Zwift branded smart trainer in the pipeline

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Six finalists battling for Zwift Academy pro contract announced

Six finalists battling for Zwift Academy pro contract announced

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 The riders will now head to Spain after reaching the Zwift Academy final The six finalists vying for a professional contract through the 2019 Zwift Academy have been announced. Making the cut, beating 68,000 fellow entrants through the opening rounds and semi-finals, three men and three women will now battle it out in the final held in Southern Spain this December to earn contracts with the Canyon-Sram women's team and NTT U23 men's team respectively. Making the cut for the women's final will be South Africa's Catherine Colyn, a former under-23 road race national champion, Australia's Jessica Pratt, who previously took a top 10 at the Junior Women's World Championships road race and Samara Shepard of New Zealand, a multiple national MTB champion. See related How to get the most from Zwift The best turbo trainers: A buyer's guide How to get stronger legs for ...

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Danish ultracyclist completes 5,000km virtual Race Across America - in a shopping centre on Zwift

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Michael Knudsen got by on 3-4 hours' sleep a night and burned 7,000 calories a day

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Rider gets close to riding 1,000km in 24 hours on Zwift

Rider gets close to riding 1,000km in 24 hours on Zwift

Joe Robinson 7 Nov 2019 Ed Veal sets new Zwift record, raising $30,000 for charity in the process One Canadian cyclist has set a new Zwift distance record, riding close to 1,000km in a 24-hour period. Ed Veal managed to cover an impressive 952.6km in one turbo trainer rider across 24 hours as part of a charity drive for software company Splunk. The 43-year-old from Ontario completed the feat at Splunk's 2019 conference and helped raise $30,000 (£23,000) for cycling advocacy group People for Bikes. Veal - who rode in Trek-Segafredo , Spunk-sponsored kit - was a former track rider who represented Canada in the team pursuit at the 2016 track cycling World Championships. Posting his ride to Strava , Veal averaged 221w for the 24-hour ride with an average speed of 25.4kmh around the Watopia course. According to the app, Veal also burned 17,678 calories and maintained an average ...

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Cyclist claims world records after riding 952km on Zwift in 24 hours

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Canada's Ed Veal undertook mammoth effort at Splunk conference in Las Vegas last month

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Russ Mantle, 82, becomes the first UK cyclist to ride 1 million miles

Russ Mantle, 82, becomes the first UK cyclist to ride 1 million miles

Joe Robinson 6 Nov 2019 The Hampshire cyclist hit the magical marker after seven decades in the saddle Octogenarian Russ Mantle has become the first person in the UK to ride 1 million miles. The 82-year-old from Hampshire completed a five-mile trip from his Aldershot home to a cafe in Mytchett, Surrey, to reach the feat. Mantle rolled into Canal Cafe in Mytchett recording his millionth mile flanked by fellow cyclists. Mantle has meticulously detailed every single ride in his diaries having commuted by bike, raced and cycled in Europe and North America for all his life, clocking over 14,500 miles each year since 1952. Mantle originally recorded his miles using an old cyclometer before updating to a modern GPs unit in the mid-1990s, writing down every ride - destination and distance - in his diary. See related How to get the most from Zwift Russ Mantle, 82, becomes the ...

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Video: Zwift racing takes over VeloSwap

Video: Zwift racing takes over VeloSwap

At VeloSwap, riders tested their legs on a punishing Zwift course while riding the new Saris H3 direct drive smart trainer on the Saris MP1 trainer platform. Read the full article at Video: Zwift racing takes over VeloSwap on VeloNews.com .

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Black Friday deals at Rutland Cycling (UK only)

Bikeradar Bargains Rutland Cycling Black Friday Deals

Discounts on 2019 road bikes, Scott clothing and shoes, Continental GP 5000 tyres and indoor trainers at Rutland Cycling for Black Friday 2019

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Education First has released a 2019 annual and we are feeling a bit nostalgic

Education First has released a 2019 annual and we are feeling a bit nostalgic

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 The Christmas gift that has us feeling like kids again The annual was a guarantee every Christmas. Regardless of what you were into, there would be a thin hardback A4 summing up the past 12 months of stories into a series of comic strips, word searches and spot the differences, and it would be neatly wrapped under the tree. West Ham United, Britney Spears, Strictly Come Dancing all had annuals. But there seemed to be one exception: cycling. That’s until this Christmas because thankfully tye-dye hipsters Education First have collaborated with their kit manufacturer Rapha to release the 2019 ‘Gone Racing’ annual. 'A nod to the teenage annuals of the 1960s, ʻ70s and ʻ80s’, Rapha calls this a ‘lighthearted yet insightful’ book to be enjoyed by cycling fans of all ages and Cyclist can confirm this is a proper annual. Inside there’s all a cycling ...

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Education First have released a 2019 annual and we are feeling a bit nostalgic

Education First have released a 2019 annual and we are feeling a bit nostalgic

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 The Christmas gift that has us feeling like kids again The annual was a guarantee every Christmas. Regardless of what you were into, there would be a thin hardback A4 summing up the past 12 months of stories into a series of comic strips, word searches and spot the differences, and it would be neatly wrapped under the tree. West Ham United, Britney Spears, Strictly Come Dancing all had annuals. But there seemed to be one exception: cycling. That’s until this Christmas because thankfully tye-dye hipsters Education First have collaborated with their kit manufacturer Rapha to release the 2019 ‘Gone Racing’ annual. 'A nod to the teenage annuals of the 1960s, ʻ70s and ʻ80s’, Rapha calls this a ‘lighthearted yet insightful’ book to be enjoyed by cycling fans of all ages and Cyclist can confirm this is a proper annual. Inside there’s all a cycling ...

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Week in Tech: Abbey toolbox, Movember Zwift, Strava goes topo, and more

In today's Week in Tech, we look at Abbey Bike Tool's new Team Issue Toolbox, Zwift's Movember fundraiser, Strava's new topographic maps, and more. Read the full article at Week in Tech: Abbey toolbox, Movember Zwift, Strava goes topo, and more on VeloNews.com .

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Zwift 2020 | New MTB feature, steering and Yorkshire worlds course

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Danish ultracyclist is 3 days into virtual Race Across America - on Zwift in a Copenhagen shopping centre! (+ livestream)

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Michael Knudsen challenge this week is to raise awareness before doing the real thing next summer

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Saris hosts Zwift races at VeloSwap

Cyclists at VeloSwap can hop into a short Zwift race - on a provided bike and Saris M3 Smart Trainer - for a chance to win an M3, Zwift subscriptions and more. Read the full article at Saris hosts Zwift races at VeloSwap on VeloNews.com .

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Zwift: your complete guide

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What Zwift is, how it works and what equipment you need

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This smartwatch uses your body heat to offer infinite runtime

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PowerWatch Series 2 can be powered solely by body heat

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The future of indoor cycling

If there was one predominant theme from the recent Eurobike trade show, it was that indoor cycling is, well, in. Not only did segment giant Zwift have one of the biggest booths at the show, but many of the most significant product debuts from major hardware companies were also dedicated to riding inside, not outside. … The post The future of indoor cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia

AusCycling is an ambitious initiative that seeks to unify cycling disciplines in Australia. The goal is to increase the sport’s commercial opportunities, reduce inefficiencies that exist in the current system, and to grow the sport at all levels. The project has been more than 18 months in the making and is now entering a crucial … The post The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia appeared first on CyclingTips .

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