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Monday, December 9th
8:10PM GMT
GGCC Glasgow Green Cycle Club Race Series
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DESCRIPCIÓN DEL EVENTO
The Glasgow Green Cycle Club (GGCC) race series is intended to provide a Monday evening race (European time) for A, B, C and D racers, but open to all timezones. All categories start together. You are encouraged to race with the fastest participants you can keep up with.

GGCC is a Glasgow based cycling club whose “in real life” (irl) club runs are always organized into four speed groups, and they match the Zwift categories (see below) quite well. GGCC also has a good race pedigree and presence in Scotland, and so we have organized the Zwift race series to suit what we believe is relevant to bike riders’ interests in performance and improvement in our Club, in other Glasgow clubs, in Scotland and the UK. Racers will, no doubt, aspire to category A.

As we expect our club’s steady riders to be able to ride 50 miles at or around a 15mph average on our Sunday rides, such steady riding members will be comfortable with Zwift Category D, and we cater for all abilities, up through the Zwift A, B and C levels too.

In our Zwift races, be prepared for fast starts (a Zwift characteristic!) and hard racing. Generally things settle down after 10 minutes or so as racers find their preferred groups of riders. Make as much use of drafting as you can, seeking to move up or drop down a group on the road until you find one at your level of performance.

Results can be seen at the end of the race on screen, and we will, in common with other race series, look to publish your results on zwiftpower.com too, based on each category, very soon.

Please look out for our race on the same day of the week, Monday, every week at 20.10 (8.10pm) in the UK, 3.10pm EDT in the US, and at 21.10 European time. Use #GGCC to search.

All bikes and PUs are allowed, but better not to use TT bikes for drafting. Please add GGCC (X) to your Zwift name to allow your race presence to be recognized, where X is your desired race category. Categories are as below, related to your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) wattage:

Categories: Use your FTP and then divide by your weight in kg, then pick the correct group.
A: 4.0 W/kg FTP or higher (what GGCC calls “race”)
B: 3.2 W/kg to 3.99 W/kg FTP (what GGCC calls “cheeky challenge”)
C: 2.5 W/kg to 3.19 W/kg FTP (what GGCC calls “challenge”)
D: Under 2.49 W/kg FTP (what GGCC calls “steady”)

PLEASE NOTE: Strava data for our races 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 racing.

You can use our Discord channel to talk to each other at https://discord.gg/UDhdEQAOpens a new window
Please see the GGCC Zwift Race page link at http://www.glasgowgreencycleclub.co.uk/Opens a new window for more.
GGCC Glasgow Green Cycle Club Race Series (A)
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GGCC Glasgow Green Cycle Club Race Series (B)
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GGCC Glasgow Green Cycle Club Race Series (C)
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GGCC Glasgow Green Cycle Club Race Series (D)
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