What is Zwift? Everything you need to know about the online training and racing platform

Find out how to get started in the virtual cycling world of Zwift with our complete guide

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One of the best ways of keeping fit and motivated throughout the year is to use an indoor training and racing platform. There are plenty of options out there, but Zwift dominates the category and is fast becoming a byword for it. Just as 'Garmin' is often used to mean a generic cycle computer, you'll frequently hear indoor riding referred to as 'Zwifting'.

Zwift has expanded since it launched in 2014 to offer 12 virtual worlds and a vast number of workouts and structured training plans – which is great news for Zwift's thousands of subscribers, but on the flip side it can make it potentially difficult to know where to start if you're not yet Zwifting.

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