Here at Zwift Insider, we find out about events in all sorts of ways. There are the official Zwift channels, then there are the unofficial channels where we get emails, text messages, or see a tweet inviting us to an interesting event. And this morning, I got one such message that piqued my interest!
Lance Armstrong tweeted that he’ll be leading his first group ride on Zwift on Wednesday 3rd November at 5pm CET (9am PDT, noon EDT) and he will also be on Discord for the ride, so you can chat with him via voice.
See ZwiftHacks for event details and Discord link
This is a weekly ride, so if you miss the first one, there’s always next Wednesday.
The ride is called “WEDU Wednesday”. Here are the details:
Finish the ride and unlock the new in-game WEDŪ kit (below).
At the time of writing, there are already 663 people signed up, so it may get interesting on Discord…
Lance on Zwift
Armstrong is a newbie on Zwift, having ridden 133 of his 141 total all-time Zwift kilometers in the last 30 days.
He even tackled the Alpe – although he didn’t finish it. And he already has a number of followers. It’s nice to see that, by and large, the comments posted by the community are welcoming.
I’ve reached out for an interview as I would be keen to hear what he has to say about Zwift and his introduction to the platform.
What is WEDU?
I’ll have to confess, I didn’t know what WEDU was. So I did my research and concluded that WEDU (a play on “we do”) does a lot of things from hosting events to producing podcasts and selling sporting attire.
WEDU was founded by Lance Armstrong. The homepage says:
WEDŪ is a community of endurance athletes united around the belief that the true path forward is forged by breakthroughs of body and mind. We are creators of content that expands this intrepid life and fuels the human spirit.