Notable Zwift Events for the Weekend of October 9-10

Notable Zwift Events for the Weekend of October 9-10

This weekend has a number of diverse events that cater to athletes of different interests. To be completely honest, it’s a blockbuster weekend on Zwift!

Black Celebration Series Ride with WCCC

You may have read my Diversity and Inclusion article which celebrates Zwift’s contributions and achievements in this field.  This event is another example of Zwift’s ongoing commitment to promoting and celebrating an inclusive community.

As the description in the Companion apps states, “The Black Celebration Series is a year-long observance highlighting the joy the Black community brings to Zwift. October kicks off Black History Month in the UK, Ireland, and Netherlands. What better way to celebrate the vibrant community and athletes than by exploring the iconic roads of London!”

This is a group ride lasting 45 minutes, and it takes place on the Greater London Loop. Special guest riders for this particular event are the Women of Colour Cycling Collective (WCCC) – read more about them. For a complete list of Black Celebration Series events visit

Saturday, October 9 @ 6:30pm CEST/5:30pm BST/12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT
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ZA Road Workout Workout #6 – FTP Boost

I’ve enjoyed the Zwift Academy. I can’t think of harder training sessions and despite the suffering, I do think I have benefited, as evidenced by the fact that I got an FTP boost after completing my new Mountain Massif TT last week!

The last session sounds painful.  I’m not doing to put the whole description here as it may put you off, but it contains words like “surge” and “intense burn” and phrases like “pushing through the burn”  – so you know this last one is going to be a particular challenge.

Multiple dates and times, see all upcoming >

17 Hours of Kona

Starting on Saturday is an event to celebrate the Ironman World Championship which is hosted in Kona, Hawaii, in October.  Sadly, this year the event isn’t taking place. But Zwift is bringing us something special, virtually. Read all about it in this Zwift Insider post >

Top pro triathletes will be leading group rides over the weekend, including Josh Amberger, Craig Alexander, Joe Skipper, Frederik Van Lierde, Imogen Simmonds, Sebastian Kienle, and newly crowned World Champion Lucy Charles-Barclay.

The event lasts 17 hours because that is how long competitors have to complete an Ironman.

(My only claim to fame with an Ironman is that I did have lunch with 4x Ironman Champion, Chrissie Wellington, back in 2015.  I reached out to her earlier in the year about joining Zwift, I’d love to catch-up again with her for a Zwift Insider post!)

Multiple dates and times, see full schedule >

Absa Cape Epic | Qhubeka Podcast Ride

We have covered this series of events in detail here

The weekend events see you tackle two courses:

  • Day 6: Makuri Islands Kappa Quest, 1 Lap (13km/8.1 miles, 260m/853′) – Guest Podcast from: Victor Campanaerts
  • Day 7: Makuri Islands Countryside Tour, 1 Lap (16.1km/10 miles, 185m/607′) – Guest Podcast from: Kevin Vermaak

Probably worth doing just to unlock the jersey which is particularly jazzy. The courses themselves are not particularly long, so hopefully you will be able to squeeze one in for a good cause.

Multiple dates and times, see full schedule >

Your Thoughts

Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!

About The Author

Tim Perkin

Tim is a six-year cancer survivor who has finally regained and surpassed pre-cancer fitness levels through the intense use of Zwift. For news about good events on Zwift follow him on Twitter @GoZwiftTim.

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16 days ago

These events sound fine, but I like when you highlight at least one race. It usually boosts participation at a time of year when we don’t have a ton of people racing and we are spread like a thin film across the multitude of races on offer. Except for ZRL if course—Those races are loaded!

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