Virtual Club Championships
SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021
Put the date in your diary, make sure your pain cave is set-up and ready and sign-up for the inaugural Hotchillee e-Racing Club Championships.
Our friends at Southborough and District Wheelers have secured a private event on Zwift with the help of James Bailey from HERD and have kindly invited us to join. If you do decide to race, please think about making a donation to the GoFundMe page.
The course is two laps of the Richmond UCI World’s route (33km / 318m) which opens it up to climbers, sprinters and rouleurs.
HOW IT WORKS...
THERE ARE 5 RACE CATEGORIES
Please enter the right one and don’t be tempted to sandbag in a lower one. Categories are determined by your w/kg at FTP (simply divide your FTP by your weight). If you’re a regular Gain Trainer, First Class riders should enter A or B, Second Class C and Buffet D. All female riders should enter E.
A : 4-5 w/kg
B : 3.2-4 w/kg
C : 2.5-3.2 w/kg
D : 1-2.5 w/kg
E : 1-5 w/kg (Women Only)
YOU WILL NEED TO BE ON ZWIFT POWER
This is where results will be published and filtered and enables us to check who placed where and, if necessary, filter out any obvious sandbaggers who have exceeded their Cat’s w/kg range. It’s a mass start race with all Cats setting off together so, if you go with a bunch of higher Cats, you will need to be aware of over-shooting your range – there will be 0.2 w/kg grace. Here’s how to join Zwift Power.
YOU WILL NEED TO BE ON A SMART TRAINER, OR DUMB TRAINER WITH A POWER METER
zpower riders (using estimated power from speed/cadence sensor) will not be allowed.
YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR A HEART RATE MONITOR