Top 5 Zwift Videos: Rapha Festive 500, Beginner Racing, and Race Finales

Top 5 Zwift Videos: Rapha Festive 500, Beginner Racing, and Race Finales

In our Top 5 Zwift Videos this week, we have a feast of Rapha Festive 500 logs! For the first time, virtual rides counted in this challenge to ride 500 kilometers in the 8 days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Videos also include a beginner’s analysis of one of his first races and a breakdown of a Zwift race finish.

RAPHA FESTIVE 500 I Riding 500 km on Zwift in 6 days

Starting a bit late, Dan Nelson set out to ride all 500 kilometers of the Rapha Festive 500 in 6 days instead of 8. Dan is training for the Dragon Ride Gran Fondo to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support and documenting it on his YouTube channel, “Dan vs the Dragon.” He had a plan, but how well did he stick to it?

Riding the Rapha Festive 500 Completely Indoors on Zwift

Tim Fitzwater didn’t expect to do all 500 kilometers indoors, but weather and other circumstances kept him on the trainer instead of on a bike outside. See how he divided up his Rapha Festive 500 rides in this vlog.

Ralpha Festive 500 / How I Cycled 500km in 7 Days on Zwift! // Strava Challenge

This all-indoor Rapha Festive 500 includes some workouts from Zwift’s Build Me Up training plan. On his YouTube channel “Don’t Get Dropped Cycling,” Erik Lee shares how each day went and how those workouts affected his riding.

My 2nd Zwift Race Ever! – ZHQ FutureWorks Crit City Cat C

Patrick Lino tries out his second Zwift race ever and walks us through what he’s learning. He’s asking for help, so more experienced Zwift racers can give him some pointers and encouragement!

Breaking Down A Zwift Race Finale. Let’s Learn From My Mistakes!

Two of the most important parts of Zwift race finishes are timing and positioning. Jonathan Crain breaks down the finale of one of his races to show the difference they can make.

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About The Author

Karissa Minn

Karissa is a freelance writer and cycling enthusiast. She also volunteers and serves as an advisor for a community bike center called The Pedal Factory. She and her husband, an avid cyclist, live in North Carolina with their two birds, who have not yet learned how to ride a bike.

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Matt 3595 (@straightlineboy)
14 days ago

I also did the whole thing on Zwift in 6 days. Pacing was the key. Without getting into the gory details, it’s usually sweat that’s the enemy on long indoor rides and potentially makes doing several consecutive days uncomfortable, so just easing a back little made a big difference, lots of good zone 2 training. I didn’t have a plan going into it other than ideally I wanted to get a bit ahead of the average distance required (about 62km per day) in case I needed a day off. I did one group ride but mostly just rode around by… Read more »

Rachel Fernandez
Rachel Fernandez
14 days ago

I tried for first time this event and I like it a lot, I didn’t in 5 days. Thanks so much for making this sport nicer

Rachel Fernandez
Rachel Fernandez
14 days ago

I meant I did it in 5 days

Jeroen van Keulen
Jeroen van Keulen (@jeroenvankeulen)
14 days ago

I did the entire 500 in one Zwift session. Took me 17:45hrs.
To make it more challenging I rode the PX series Cervelo TT bike so no draft and took the new ocean lava route with a right hand turn to the dessert and back to the boulevard to add 190m of height to a 30km lap.

Christian
Christian
14 days ago

Ramp test days, love them and hate them at the same time 😀

Thanks for considering this for next week‘s feature!

https://youtu.be/RsRxJFjzWqI

Erik Lee
Erik Lee
13 days ago

WOW big thanks for including my video in the top 5! Nice little surprise =D

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