This weekend brings a diverse set of events for people to try. I have highlighted the ones that especially captured my attention!
World Bicycle Relief’s Pedal to Empower
To celebrate World Bicycle Day on 3rd June, Zwift is hosting an event to help World Bicycle Relief reach their goal of riding 1,000,000 kilometers between June 3–5.
Join this global movement and make a world of difference. To donate, visit pedaltoempower.com
Saturday, June 4 – 9am BST/4am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2991701
Mt Fuji HC Dojo Series 2022 – Hill Climb Road Race
I promoted this event last year and it’s nice to see that it has returned to the Zwift calendar.
This weekend is the main event, a race up the Alpe du Zwift. There is a good turn out so expect the competition to be stiff, but this provides the perfect opportunity to set some new personal records. Just make sure you have fresh legs and select the fastest bike and wheel combination you have.
Saturday, June 4 – two timeslots
See schedule at zwift.com/events/series/mtfujihcdojo
Ride with Imogen Cotter // Comeback Ride
I think the event’s description best summarises what this is all about. I have all the admiration for Imogen as she battles back to peak performance:
“After a horrific accident in January with numerous surgeries and months of rehabilitation, Plantur-Pura rider and national Irish road champion Imogen Cotter is able to train again at full force. In order to celebrate her comeback on a bike, the Irish Zwift specialist will be leading the ‘Imogen Comeback Ride’ on Saturday June 4. Join Imogen Cotter at 1.45 PM CET for a live warming up on Instagram (@imogencotter) with the social ride on Zwift starting at 2.00 PM CET. Imogen will be replying to all your questions during this 45-minutes workout, with a suggested pace of 2,0–2,5 W/KG.
All participants will be assigned the official Plantur-Pura team kit. Zwifters posting a photo of their participation mentioning #ImogenCotterZwiftRide get the chance to win the Irish Plantur-Pura champion kit signed by Imogen Cotter or one of the three Plantur-Pura fan packages.”
Sunday, June 4 – 1pm BST/8am EDT/5am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3019900
UNBOUND Endurance Rides
See schedule at zwift.com/events/series/garmin-unbound-gravel
I am highlighting this event because I tried this during the week and it is easily one of the hardest training sessions I have done! Basically, there are 5 intervals that are working around your FTP.
It is without doubt a tough one, and I knew I wasn’t suffering alone as this was one of the few group training sessions I’ve done where there was literally no chat happening. If you want to build your fitness, this is one to build into your schedule.
See upcoming Spaded Sweetie workouts on ZwiftHacks
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!