Join Geraint Thomas On His NHS Zwift Shifts

Join Geraint Thomas On His NHS Zwift Shifts

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.

Schedule

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

Pace

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.

Donations

Those who can afford to make a donation in support may do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/GsNHSZwiftShifts.

Watch Live

G will be live streaming his rides via his Facebook page.

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Darren Ellis
Darren Ellis
1 year ago

It’s not just the NHS workers that need support
Please remember that

Marc
Marc
1 year ago

I was wondering if they were going to ‘event it’.

Will the ‘ride with’ option from the startup still work in that case, without having signed up for the event of that time?

Marc
Marc
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

So I’ve just tested it, and it doesn’t quite work like that! Selecting to ride with Geraint Thomas in the startup at 12:35 BST (so 65 minutes into the current event). I get placed into the right place, but don’t see G or any others in the event. But then using the companion app, and finding G. I switch to ‘Fan View’ and then G appears on screen, with the event riders, and I can see myself too, while on his view. Switch back to ‘My View’ and over the next 5 seconds or so, all event riders vanish. So… Read more »

collin
collin
1 year ago

I read on the BBC that there were specific children’s slots? how do I get my son on to one of them?

Marc
Marc
1 year ago
Reply to  collin

Not specific slots – he’s just riding at a slower pace (was either 1 w/kg or 100watts, I forget which) for two 30 minute periods each day. (11:30-12; 3:30-4). Both coincide with the start of Zwift events, so it’s easy to join in for those parts.

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