Ahead of virtual racing platform, Zwift, releasing their Scotland world, Scottish Cycling is launching it’s own race series, which will culminate with a series finale in the new virtual Scottish world.
‘Race the (Virtual) Worlds’ celebrates the fact that the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will take place in Glasgow and across Scotland, by going on a tour of previous World Championship courses, culminating with the 2023 edition.
Kicking off on Saturday 28th January at 18:00 GMT, the Scottish Cycling series will take in the Richmond, Innsbruck and Yorkshire courses over the next three weeks, but a final in the new Scotland world.
What’s more, should you complete two of the three qualifying rounds, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win two tickets to the UCI E-Sports World Championships, which will see top riders taking part in real life in Glasgow. There will be three pairs of tickets on offer, so what are you waiting for, get signed up!
Zwift racing is one of the most inclusive forms of racing, with categories for all abilities and genders. As long as you have a bike, a turbo trainer, and a Zwift account you’re all set to get involved.
How to take part in Race the Virtual Worlds
To enter Race the (Virtual) Worlds, you will first of all need to have your Zwift account set up. Information on this can be found here. If you already have an account simply login. After you will be able to sign up for the races here and you will be able to choose your category. If you are unsure about which category to race in there is a handy guide here.
Races will be every Saturday at 18:00 GMT. If you have never Zwifted before, or are unsure about racing, all we can say is sign up and try it! You will pick it up quickly and be flying up the hills and sprinting for KOMs in no time.
Series Round 1 Richmond - Saturday 28th January
Series Round 2 Innsbruck - Saturday 4th February
Series Round 3 Yorkshire - Saturday 11th February
Finals Scotland - Friday 17th February
Enter Round 1 below: