The Zwift experience with Joe Skipper

The second in the TRI247 Winter Series on Zwift got off to a bit of shaky start but was soon pulled around by uber-biker Joe Skipper.


The Zwift experience with Joe Skipper – Wednesday 20th December

The second night of the TRI247 Winter Series on Zwift got off to a shaky start. With a good number of riders in the holding area waiting to take on Joe Skipper’s “Burner” workout, there was plenty of nervous energy and a good bit of banter between riders before the off. As soon as the ride started, it was clear though that something wasn’t right… and it looked like the custom workout had not been loaded up to Zwift correctly.

Although not ideal, it was far from a disaster, and kudos to Joe Skipper who responded like Gabby Logan on Sports Personality of the Year, and led the ride by giving out instructions while we were riding.

What did we learn from it? Well:

  1. Keep calm and carry on.
  2. While waiting for the group ride to start, the workout plan should display on the left of the screen so you can see the details of the ride ahead. Next time we will make sure it’s there before heading off.
  3. Joe Skipper’s “Burner” session was a cracker.
  4. The group workout function is much more fun when you all ride together. We did get a bit strung out and I got lapped at least once!
  5. The TRI247 Winter Series rides are good fun!

“Thanks guys and thanks to everyone for the session I wouldn’t want to have done that by myself.” – Joe Skipper

Due to the technical issue encountered we are looking to run the workout with Joe again in the New Year, when you can have a proper go at the ‘Burner’. We will give you ample warning as you don’t want to miss out on this session.

The next session?

Next up in the TRI247 Winter Series is going to be headlined by the one and only Duracell Bunny: nine times iron-distance champion, Lucy Gossage.

The session will be held on Wednesday 27th December at 7.00pm UK time** and will be the perfect way to burn off some of the Christmas excess. So, please do join us. If you are not on Zwift yet, then details below on how to RIDE ON!

(** As well as winning Ironman races, Lucy is also an active Cancer Doctor and is working on Wednesday; so, if Lucy gets caught up at work, she may have to join us a bit later on!)

Lucy Gossage Ironman UK 2017
Lucy riding her way to victory at Ironman UK Bolton 2017
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