With so many events on Zwift, it pays to have a catchy event name. (You have to hand it to the Zwift Events + Marketing Teams as they are experts at this!) I have already mentioned in previous articles how Zwift have been brilliant with their “Time Trial Tuesdays” and “Fast Fridays” slogans, and they also did it with their “Fun is Fast” which has now given birth to a series of events this month.
If you have been watching the Tour de France, you’ve probably seen the Zwift advert that is particularly eye-catching. Coupled with the groovy song “Go” by The Chemical Brothers, it’s one that stays in your memory. Therefore to pay homage to this “Fun is Fast” marketing triumph and series, I am going to highlight events this weekend that equally have catchy titles.
Fun Is Fast
The “Fun is Fast” series that Zwift is running is good. Really good. This week I did the “Fun is Fast: Workout inspired by Mathieu van der Poel” – it was brutally hard and thus excellent training.
Throughout the weekend there are other excellent workouts to try, inspired by other top cyclists such as Geraint Thomas and Anna van der Breggen.
These are certainly the headline events this weekend.
Multiple event times, see zwift.com/fun-is-fast-series for details
STPC SUB-2 100KM
No matter your sporting level, at some point you may have a target and that target most likely will have the word “sub” in it. For example, running a 10km in sub 1 hour, 50 minutes or 40 minutes. In the end, any event with the word “sub” in it lets you know it is going to be a real challenge!
This event looks particularly tough. 100km in sub 2-hours. That is averaging 50 kph… for two hours! As the description says:
“Join us in an attempt to be the first groups to tackle 100km on Zwift in under 2 hours! We’ll be pushing the pace as hard as we can for 2 hours. Help us make history!”
Other groups have tried and failed. Will STPC make it happen? It’ll take a big group, pushing hard!
Sunday July 4 @ 12pm CEST/11am BST/6am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2164146
Team CLS Juniors Ride
This is a rare event for junior riders and actually one of the first I have seen. It transpires that Team CLS runs this event for juniors and those that are new to Zwift. They try to repeat the first 3 events of each month so riders can measure their progress. These vary from sprint focus to climbs and the tough ramped laps (“How long can you hang on to the Peloton?”).
If you are a young cyclist, or if you are looking at introducing your children into Zwift, then this looks to be an excellent environment to try.
Sunday July 4 @ 6pm CEST/5pm BST/12pm EDT/9am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2164220
Dave T’s Meetup/Anti-Social Social
I love the title. Who is Dave T? What is an Anti-Social Social? To quote Sir Winston Churchill, “It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” But one thing is for sure, it got my attention. I will probably ride it just to discover who Dave T is and what the ride is actually about!
I also loved the description because it is fun and is complete with a hashtag. See below the event description below:
“The ride is open to everyone and you all are welcome.
Anti Social: If you want to ride hard, Race your mates, Go for KOM’s/QOM’s and Sprints or just chase a fast lap time,
Social: Ride with the main Yellow Beacon group as a supportive and leisurely meetup where we can enjoy riding together, We will aim for around 1.5-1.7Wkg average which will go above and below this depending on the terrain and to help keep the group together. The main group don’t race we ride as one, supporting each other with the stronger riders being encouraged to drop back and support our awesome sweep team who help riders achieve goals they thought were impossible, The ride will be a recovery for some and a workout for others,
No matter how you decide to ride, we won’t judge you, We will take on the longer routes on Zwift riding either 2 hours or the route lap each week, The main group will also take short breaks on the longer rides,
The most important thing is for everyone to have fun and enjoy the ride.
Saturday July 3 @ 2:30pm CEST/1:30pm BST/8:30am EDT/5:30am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2162847
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!