How to race on Zwift - 7 top tips and setup advice

Racing on Zwift
(Image credit: Zwift)

With the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic putting the world in unprecedented times, numerous countries are on lockdown and people are being advised - or obliged - to remain indoors to stop the spread of coronavirus. In many countries, cyclists are still technically permitted to ride outdoors, but cyclists are turning to indoor cycling using a turbo trainer and platforms like Zwift to get their exercise and competitive fixes. Many professional cyclists have taken to Zwift for the first time, with even George Bennett trying to win a race. It seems there's no better time to try your hand at Zwift racing.

Yesterday we gave you tips on how to train to win a Zwift race, but if you're one of the many riders who have trained for a season on the road, but you're now stuck in self-isolation and want to put your form to good use, here's everything you need to know. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.