We’ve picked a varied selection of events for this weekend. Check them out below!
TdZ Stage 4: Let’s Get Dirty
Stage 3 sees you tackling dirt trails across Zwift’s different worlds, with the long ride covering the Serpentine 8 route in Watopia (26.8km), the standard ride on Chain Chomper in Makuri Islands (16km), and the shortest route is the Jungle Circuit at only 13.6km.
Various dates and times
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LEQP Provence Badge Hunter Series
These rides are brilliant fun, always well organised and with a clear objective of “collecting badges.” I rode a lot with L’Equipe Provence to collect my route badges, and as such, have a real affinity towards them and their rides.
This weekend, they are tackling the “Wandering Flats” route, on Makuri Island. It’s a 3-lap event, totalling 75.4km, so this event will also double up for people looking to undertake a long ride as this will probably last around 2 hours.
Sunday, January 23 @ 7:30am GMT
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Restart Racing Sub 2 Hours 100KM Sizzler Special
Join Restart Racing on Neokyo’s Sleepless City for an attempt at breaking the “100km in 2 hours” barrier. It’s been done once before on Tempus Fugit, but never in Makuri Islands!
It’s no easy task. This will require a big group of strong riders working together. Double draft mode is enabled, as are helpful powerups.
Saturday, January 22 @ 1:30pm GMT/8:30am EST/5:30am PST
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Wahoo Le Col Racing Series
This race series has riders tackling the same course as what will be raced for ZRL the next week. This week, it’s Race 3, which is in New York and consists of 3 laps of the Park Perimeter Loop totaling 29.7km.
Saturday, January 22 @ 11:30am GMT/6:30am PST
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Pre-Season: Rugby Ride Challenge
I am highlighting this event because it is for a good cause. Head for Change is a start-up charitable foundation pioneering positive change for brain health in sport and supporting ex-players who are affected by neurodegenerative disease as a result of their professional sporting career in football or rugby.
Information about the event is that this is a 2-hour Libby Hill After Party ride, which is building toward a bigger event. As the event description states “On 5th and 6th March, between rounds 3 and 4 of this year’s 6 Nations Tournament, the Head for Change Rugby Ride Challenge 2022 powered by Zwift will take centre stage.
Led by Alix, and joined by Geraint Thomas OBE, Tour de France 2018 winner, the event will feature over 100 former rugby internationals and many other celebrity sporting ambassadors.
Each rider will race for their team; Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Rest of the World.” Read more about the main event.
Sunday, January 23 @ 8am GMT
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