2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has taken on the challenge of riding 12 hours a day for three days straight on Zwift, mirroring the typical shift of a National Health Service (NHS) worker. He’s taking on this massive challenge in a bid to raise £100,000 to support NHS workers across the UK, at a time when they are needed more than ever.
To kick things off, Zwift has pledged £25,000.
His first shift begins tomorrow (Wednsday) at 7:30 am BST (11:30 pm Pacific tonight, 2:30 am Eastern).
Zwifters are invited to join Geraint for as much of the riding as they’d like, and thousands of riders have already signed up! His shifts will each take place on a different Zwift map (first Watopia, then London and New York). For each shift, 6x 115-minute events have been created, each on a different route.
See full list of events and sign up at zwift.com/events/series/geraint-thomas-nhs-zwift-shifts
Expect a moderate-to-fast pace, depending on the time of day. All events are in double draft mode, so riders can sit in at a much lower effort level than those on the front.
Those who can afford to make a donation in support may do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/GsNHSZwiftShifts.
G will be live streaming his rides via his Facebook page.