What is MyWhoosh? — What to know about the UCI's chosen virtual cycling platform

A complete guide to racing, riding and training on this up-and-coming virtual cycling platform

(Image credit: My Whoosh, screengrab by Christopher Schwenker)

When the UCI granted the online platform MyWhoosh the rights to organize the Esports World Championships for three years beginning in 2024, taking the event away from previous host Zwift, a collective "What is MyWhoosh?" could be heard echoing across the stunned virtual cycling community. 

Contrary to belief, MyWhoosh is not a new entrant on the virtual cycling scene. It was founded in 2019 by Akhtar Hashmi, a CEO of various UAE-based technology companies, including Royal Technology Solutions. Like the latter, MyWhoosh is backed by substantial UAE government support and funding.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1