I though the message facility was to message riders nearby. Then why do I constantly see message for riders that are nowhere near to me?
For example, I can be cycling in the underwater tunnel on Ocean Boulevard (Watopia), and see messages about riders saying that they are going for the sprint. The sprint is nowhere near to Ocean Boulevard, either on the road or a straight line.
Likewise, on the London course I can be at the top of Box Hill and see guys discussing “going down the Mall”.