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Thursday night Zwift BC TT - Inter- club?

I’ve must started promoting Thursday BC TTs to the Nomads and was wondering if there was any interest in getting the Inter-club going again this autumn / Winter. I see the the BC crit races on Tuesdays have remained very popular with CCA.

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  • Hi John, I generally really enjoyed the Tuesday/Thursday night BC crits/TTs through Lockdown, and having the interclub aspect to the TTs added some competitive spice. However, I did find I was focussing more on the crit format, as my interest started to wane in the Zwift TT format- I think I got a bit bored of the straight wattage competition, mostly on flat courses, compared to road races where the strongest rider doesn't necessarily win.
    I think BC did a great job getting these going at a critical time, but a minor irritation with BC events for me is their insistence on everyone wearing the same kit- compared to other race series, I feel it stifles the competitive element, as it's difficult to recognise anyone..?
    So I don't think I'll be committing to doing the series I'm afraid, although I might do the odd one here and there. Enjoy!
  • edited October 19
    How about Interclub competition using the weekly Thursday WTRL team TT? It's the best thing on Zwift! See https://wtrl.racing/ttt/TTT-Event.php

    There are 600 or so teams taking part every week in various different classes (including a premier league with some well-known elite riders). The course is changed every week, with distances usually from 25km to 45km, using a variety of flat and hilly terrain.

    It's livestreamed most weeks: e.g. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=263022505047664

    Getting the best performance out of a team needs tactical thinking and smooth riding. Most teams use Discord to communicate amongst their riders to keep everyone working well together.

    Teams have up to eight riders with the team's finish time taken on that of the fifth rider (or, if a team only has three or four riders, then the finish time is taken on the third rider).

    My tri club has been fielding two or three teams each week since April and these events have turned out to be great social activities (as well as incredibly hard work).

    Mark F
  • Some competitive Zwift action through winter will be good. Can’t commit every week though due to shift pattern, could try different formats and races through winter something with a league to make is easier.
  • Also... Zwift Racing League with WTRL is now live with a mixture of Races and TTs on a Tuesday... I think it's teams of min 3 max 5.

    I'm happy to try and set up a Cat B team if there is interest...
  • yes please Matt
  • Very keen for some B action. Agree with Dave on the TT'S
  • I'd be up for some TTT action. Although assume that everyone needs to be the same category? Never done one before so not sure how it works.
  • I like the idea of some team racing and tactical thinking using Discord. And I'll happily play the domestique part.
  • You can race up Matt, but not down. So we could have an Cat A team with Cat B riders. Alternatively have a Cat A team and Cat B team. Dave and yourself are As. I'm sure Dan can hack it in A too.
  • Hi John - I’d be up for joining these. Won’t be able to join every week but I found these great motivation and training during the first lockdown. I don’t really know many people in the club (except for those that do the Wed morning ride) but happy to make up numbers in a team if required. Cheers Rob
  • Thanks all for your comments - yes I agree David as I used to enjoy the ZHR Masters Races On Tuesday evenings that had a league with 5 year age brackets. I was always competing with an American & German and the races were longer as 35km and far more tactical. HNCC started doing the BC Crit races & TTs - but it seemed to be the TTs that took off - particularly with the other local clubs. I’ve been in contact with all of our Inter-club clubs & most are keen to re-start the BC TTs - given the time of year again. Regards - all.
  • Inter-club TT Results: image
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    Apologies for the repeated images - I'm not familiar with using a hosting site to post images here! Thursday Nights TT results - in their entirety - hopefully.....
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