I really enjoyed the (WWSR) ride yesterday but it could have been awesome! It was difficult to know when or where to start. Obviously, I understand other riders are not taking part but numerous riders were confused at the side of the road and once it started it was difficult to know who was taking part.
I started rolling forward slowly at the time the event was meant to start (to find other riders), but then got the disregard banner come up without the option to close it.
Here are some ideas, some short term, others would take a lot of work (time).
- A count down timer, a Parc ferme or sportive type start area.
- and / or no other riders shown except for those entered.
- A handicap systems to ensure you are starting with riders of a similar ability.
- A way to identify / flag up riders on a event.
I feel that these types of events will motivate riders to stay with Zwift long term.