How To Use Zwift | Zwift For Beginners

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Zwift is an online virtual cycling world that allows you to ride, train or race with other cyclists from around the globe!
Si and Matt are here to let you know the basics for being able to use the increasingly popular platform.

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Ex-professional cyclists Simon Richardson and Matt Stephens are here with all you need to know about starting up with Zwift.

You will need an account, head over to http://gcn.eu/ZwiftBeginner and sign-up, you can start with a free trial.

You will need an indoor trainer, and something that tells Zwift how fast you are riding.
For a basic setup this can be a speed sensor that communicates with Zwift.
A more advanced setup is using a powermeter which transmits all metrics to the software.
The most accurate setup though, is to use a smart trainer. This will also increase/decrease pedalling resistance dependant on terrain and if you are slipstreaming for instance.

You will also need a towel, drink, and we advise using a fan to help keep you cool.
Something also worth considering is the Zwift app, this is used as a remote control for the features available.

There are three different worlds that you can ride in, these are:
Watopia – South Pacific Paradise, 8 routes and 42km of roads
Richmond – 4 routes and 18.9km of roads
London – 8 routes and 27.5km of roads

Zwift has a calendar to show when the different courses/routes are available to ride on as well as group rides and races that are being hosted if you wish to join in the fun.

Choosing a route is simple and then you can go for a ride, you can even choose to turn onto a different route as well as doing a U-Turn and riding the other way if you see someone you would like to ride with for example.

The screen setup shows all the metrics you need, including gradient and where you are on a route/ride. You can also see where you in comparison to others riding, as well as the watts per kg that they are outputting!

You can even customise your clothing and bike appearance onscreen, including an unlockable GCN kit! Not forgetting being able to wave at others, flick the elbow and even give other users a ‘Ride-on’

There are plenty of training sessions and workouts on Zwift, including 32 GCN workouts and you can even create your own.

After any activity the ride data is displayed and can be saved/uploaded to your profile on sites such as Strava, Training Peaks etc.

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Comments

Darrius Butler says:

Can’t wait to get mine

Darren Leach says:

Biggest load of crap ever takes so long to turn on and use you’ll have finished your work out. Don’t waste your money

Olanyi Felix says:

i fairly new to cycling, i’m not so sure about the equipment i need for a zwift set up.

develz says:

So yes, you just pedal…

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John Bowles says:

As long as I have a speed sensor of some kind, can I use any turbo trainer?

Ebony Gibson says:

This is compatiable to do from the United Kingdom? My email is scorpioebony@hotmail.com name Ebony

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Shaun Cox says:

Did he say “Don’t forget to like and shit”??????

Akia says:

If it wasn’t so expensive to buy a setup I’d jump head first into this and start cycling

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Gary Turbo says:

Will it work with Kinect and Oculus?

Romelia Polly says:

If you want you can learn from Unflexal instructions how to do workouts correctly.

David Bowline says:

I’ve got a great idea. Make an Android app! Derp!

Jorge Washington says:

Will this work using a Kindle Fire HD? Cheapest Indoor Trainer compatible with this? Thanks.

Frank Williams says:

ffs just go outside

Kesha Borja says:

I am using Unflexal instructions to all my workouts ideas 🙂

Daniel Ruiz says:

7:05 the background cyclist was taking that seriously

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Danfuerth Gillis says:

Lmfao Tour De France Home edition, a virtual Tour de France lol no more accidents. BUT an electric motor to the back wheel would be cheating.

Barb Coumos says:

My husband bought the monthly fee thinking it was a family membership and now my e-mail and password are associated with his avatar. Anyway to fix this?

Hara-kiri says:

This is a weird episode of Black Mirror

Christian Zavanaiu says:

How do you turn left and right? Or does the software do this..?

Rob P says:

What did he say, “don’t forget to like and Sh**”?

Shahan Saat says:

black mirror s1 ep2?

S U P R E M E says:

Would be better if you could steer using the sensors in your smartphone and attaching it to the handlebars.

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Roberto Vera says:

how much am i looking on spending if i only have the bike and the tv?

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Darren Leach says:

What a complete let down

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IamKeeperX says:

Hey guys i have one question, i have carbon frame bike and because of it I bought rollers – supposed to hurt the frame less, but Zwifting on rollers is kinda shi* 🙂 I see a lot of people zwifting on fixed trainers with carbon frames. Is it safe?

Tammie Denski Couture says:

Is there inside interactive ride/race program that does not require a subscription?

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Wildlife Safaris Johannesburg says:

Thanks for great vid ! Please what are those TRAY looking things in front of some bikes , any reason for them thank you

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Natee Tongsiri says:

“NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS”

wanted to add Thai Subtitle but got – “The video owner hasn’t yet enabled community contributions for this video.”

Lorie Irwin says:

Will my Apple watch heart rate monitor show up on the Zwift app or will I have to use a chest strap?

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Prince Robot XII says:

I wish I could use Zwift via my Xbox

Global Cycling Network says:

What’s your favourite way to use Zwift?

TammieM3ENF says:

Silly question, but what if you run into someone?!? Or you go off-path/road? I saw some high road on Watopia with high drops… I’d be really nervous about bumping into someone else?!? #newbie #stupidquestion

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