Verified/ confirmed Riders


(Trevor Dias) #1

Would be great if Zwift could ‘partner’ with some cycle shops (Evans cycles etc.). Zwift riders could go to these shops to have information ‘verified/ confirmed’ by the shop (checks weight, height and even power etc if shop sets up a bike on a trainer). Shop then confirms/ updates the info in riders accounts which lasts for 2 months or so. Zwift then shows a ‘verified/ confirmed’ sign next to riders names in Zwift. These riders can then join a ‘verified only group’ to ride with people you know are kosh and honest. The shops get hopefully more business (people think while I’m here I’ll buy some gells, oil etc), or can charge a small fee which is then waived if the customers spends ‘x’ amount.


(Jeff Hirsch) #2

An interesting proposition, but honestly way too much work to get verified every 2 months (or even year for that matter). I do my testing at home on my own schedule for a reason.

Either way you will never account for uncalibrated or miscalibrated equipment.


(Christian Wiedmann [X] 50) #3

The only way I could see this working is if it’s a training studio, not a bike shop. As long as the rider has control of the trainer, I don’t think there’s any way to prevent cheating.


(Kelly Latham AHDR (C)) #4

This is a kind of good idea, and i see what your getting at. But the chances of me lugging my bike and trainer down to …xxx… bike shop to get verified is slim to zero. I fully agree that it would be great to have a verification process to eliminate the 12+w/kg players (really! youve got to be joking?!). The reality is that this penalizes the honest players, and im sure there would be an associated cost.


(Kelly Latham AHDR (C)) #5

This is a kind of good idea, and i see what your getting at. But the chances of me lugging my bike and trainer down to …xxx… bike shop to get verified is slim to zero. I fully agree that it would be great to have a verification process to eliminate the 12+w/kg players (really! youve got to be joking?!). The reality is that this penalizes the honest players, and im sure there would be an associated cost.


(Jimbo Solvang - (62)) #6

I often wonder about other riders stats. Just noticed that Nicole Rogers set a bunch of records on Zwift Island segments on Strava. She’s a member of the 50+ club and averaged 52.8 kph for most of the segments! Look out Tony Martin and Fabian Cancellara! Wonder what juice she uses!

I don’t think there is any practical way to verify riders stats. Just think of yourself as riding clean against all the dopers in the Armstrong era!