Join other CW5000 riders and CW editor Simon Richardson for a lunchtime ride around one of the Zwift worlds on the last Friday of each month.

With so many CW5000'ers logging miles on Zwift we've decided to start a monthly event. The private rides will take place on the last Friday of every month. We'll change the world in which we ride each month, but always keep to relatively flat routes, and a pace of around 2.5 w/kg.

Where possible we'll tie the rides in to a monthly challenge, but in the main it's a chance to ride with others from the group, catch up on each others progress toward the total mileage and see how people are getting on with the monthly challenges. You'll be allowed to join late, and of course you can leave the ride any time you need to.

Next CW5000 group ride

CW5000 May ride-out
When: Friday, May 28. 12.30pm (UK time)
Where: Zwift, France 
Route: Douce France
Leader: Simon Richardson
Time: 1.30hr
Pace: 2.5 w/kg

About the CW5000 May route

The May ride will be in France, on the Douce France route, and anti-clockwise ride around the upper section of Zwift's France map. The 0.4km Aqueduc KOM is the only climb of note on the predominantly flat route. There are three sprints in Douce France, the Ballon, Pavé and Marina sprints, spread out across the 24.1km route. Over that distance there is just 108m of elevation

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Future CW5000 monthly group rides 

Click the links to sign up to the rides

May 28: France, Douce France
June 25: London, Greater London flats
July 30: Watopia, Beach Island loop
August 27: Yorkshire, Harrogate circuit reverse
September 24: France, Casse-Pattes
October 29: Japan, Three village loop
November 26: London, Greater London loop
December 31: Watopia, Tour of Fire and Ice

Although these are private CW5000 events (it won't appear on the Zwift companion app) you are welcome to invite any friends along to join the ride. If you don't currently have a Zwift account check their website as they often offer a 14-day free trial. This is what equipment you'll need to get set up.

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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers. 

Since working for Cycling Weekly he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer but he still hasn't completed the CW5000 challenge!


Road bike: Pinarello K8S with Shimano Dura Ace

TT bike: Specialized Venge road bike with FFWD wheels and Easton Attack TT bars

Gravel bike: N/A

Training bike: Rourke custom hand made with Reynolds 853 steel