Tuesday, April 4th
10:00AM GMT
GGCC Glasgow Green Cycle Club Tuesday Training Ride
Group Ride
This GGCC group ride is a TRAINING event, category D, with a yellow beacon leader. The beacon leader will ride between 1.5 and 2.5w/kg pace average wherever possible.

Please look out for our 4 training rides a week, every week - Tuesday’s D-ride at 11.00am and C-ride 20.45 UTC; Thursday’s C-ride at 21.00 UTC; and Saturday’s C-ride at 11.30am UTC. Use #ggcc to search for all our events, as in https://zwift.com/events/tag/ggccOpens a new window

The Glasgow Green Cycle Club (GGCC) training rides are intended to provide a challenge for riders. You should ride as a group, following the instructions of the beacon ride leader(s) for any sprints, intervals and spicy segments, regrouping after each when requested. Some group rides also have a short closing minirace, to start from behind the beacon.

GGCC is a Glasgow based cycling club whose “in real life” (irl) club runs and training rides are always organized into pace groups, which match the Zwift categories quite well. GGCC also has a good race pedigree and presence in Scotland, and so we have created this training ride series to suit what we believe is relevant to any bike riders’ interests in performance and improvement in our own club, and elsewhere.

Racers will, no doubt, aspire to try our other events: races on Mondays at 20.10 UTC, and 3 TTs on Fridays at 18.45, 19.15 and 19.45 UTC.

Also look out for our 6Points Mallorca rides and races - Monday’s race at 20.10 UTC, Tuesday’s group D-ride at 09.55 UTC, and Sunday’s group C-ride at 11.40am UTC. Search for 6Points events at https://zwift.com/events/tag/6pointsOpens a new window.

As we expect our club’s riders to be able to ride 50 miles at a 15mph average on our Sunday rides, such steady riding members will be comfortable with Zwift Category D, or, for a challenge, Category C. In our various rides we cater for all abilities, through the Zwift ABCD levels. Beacon leaders communicate via Zwift messaging (always) and/or Discord (sometimes) to vary the pace to allow for sprints and intervals, with regrouping after each segment, and sometimes a short optional closing mini-race to finish the ride the rides,. Make as much use of drafting as you can, for more effective sprinting and intervals.

Results can be seen at the end of the ride on screen, and we will, in common with many other ride series, publish your results on zwiftpower.com too.

All bikes and PUs are allowed, but it’s better not to use TT bikes (which don’t draft) on our group rides and races. Please add GGCC (X) to your Zwift name to allow your ride presence to be recognized, where X is your desired ride category. Categories are related to your Functional Threshold Power (FTP); use your FTP and then divide by your weight in kg, then pick the correct ride and group. This ride is categorized as:

D: 1.5 W/kg to 2.5 W/kg FTP; the beacon leader will ride to 2w/kg pace average.

PLEASE NOTE: Strava data for our rides must be open (not private or hidden). Please use a heart monitor so that we can monitor correlated power and heart rate to help assure fair riding.
You can use our Discord channel to talk to each other at https://discord.gg/UDhdEQAOpens a new window

For more about specific Zwift courses for our events, see the Zwift Companion schedule, and also https://zwiftinsider.com/Opens a new window where there is a wealth of information about all things Zwift.

Please see the GGCC Zwift page link at http://www.glasgowgreencycleclub.co.uk/Opens a new window for more.

GGCC Glasgow Green Cycle Club Tuesday Training Ride (D) - Race Results
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