Apologies if this has been asked before, but is it possible to simply watch a rider/race and if so how?
Yes it is possible. Open up Zwift on your PC as if you want to ride. Then click on the rider list on the right and you will follow that rider, if the rider is not on the list you can use the companion app to search for the rider and click on the “spectate” button, you PC will then show this rider.
There’s no way to watch a race as a spectator from what I understand.
@i van: did you see my post? Nathan Guerra do it all the time when he broadcast races.
do you have to start a ride and then join the event that they’re in?
Yes you have to start a ride , joining the event makes it a lot easier. But if you can find them on the companion app you can also do a spectate view in the game.