After three months of Zwifting, thought it was about time to join a Group ride. I’m not the best rider so picked a group D Sub 2.5 ride. The details were:
6:00PM BST SZR Evening SUB2.5 Joyride
- The goal with the SZR groupride is to focus on the group and keeping the group together the entire ride.
This is a social groupride and not a race. Staying close to the rideleader is the key.
Follow the rideleaders instructions at all times.
after steep hills we focus on keeping the group togheter and soft pedal to let the group come together again
The ride started with 46 riders. Fairly soon it was clear that people were racing, and paid no notice whatsoever to the leaders requests. This Sub 2.5 ride had riders doing 6.7w/kg at times, and I think the leader finished with about 6-7 others.
Although I try and do Alpe du Zwift each Saturday, and did Ride London Sat and Sun last weekend this was totally way beyond me, and the worst experience with Zwift since I started.
If this is typical of a Group D ride, probably a group M-N would suit me .
I shan’t bother doing another group ride!