The year of magic Zwifting

E-racing platform Zwift has been a saviour of our locked-down year – and CW got in on the action in a big way. David Bradford looks back on an unprecedented year in the great indoors

(Daniel Gould)

When the first lockdown took hold in March, hundreds of thousands of riders across the globe took to Zwift – many of them for the first time. Through spring and much of the summer, racing in the virtual world became the best available replacement for real-world racing, for amateurs and pros alike. 

In July, CW decided to get directly involved by launching our own event, the Wednesday evening Club Ten TT. A second Zwifting venture came in November, with the Autumn Chase Series – and much more is planned for 2021. Watch this space! For now, let’s take a look back at an extraordinary year of CW-hosted indoor racing...    

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David Bradford
Features editor

David Bradford is features editor of Cycling Weekly (print edition). He has been writing and editing professionally for more than 15 years, and has published work in national newspapers and magazines including the Independent, the Guardian, the Times, the Irish Times, and Runner’s World. Alongside his love of cycling, David is a long-distance runner with a marathon PB of two hours 28 minutes. Having been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in 2006, he also writes about sight loss and hosts the podcast Ways of Not Seeing.