Virtual Racing Trial

Would you like to join us for a Zwift Trial race this week? In the last week we have been discussing races with other colleges across the UK and as a group we felt the time was right to hold a trial race to see if there was enough interest.

So in partnership with British Cycling and the Association of Colleges we’ve hastily arranged a trial race on Zwift (this Tuesday 9th February) at 17:30. The race would be 30km (roughly 45 mins-55 mins) and on the Ocean Lava Cliffside Loop.

If you’d like to join us, we’d be delighted to see you there. As it is short notice for us too, this race won’t be supported by us be there due to prior committments but, we will be providing support for future races.

Ocean Lava Route Profile

Here’s how to sign up:

1. Complete these two short forms:


B. Please type Manchester Cycling Academy into the answer for question 2.

2. Follow Felix Young (British Cycling) on Zwift via the Companion App (More ->  Find Zwifters). Here is some info on the Companion App:

3. Accept the Meetup invite you will receive on Monday 08/02/21 (check your notifications on the Companion App).

4. Add “MCR” as a “tag” after your name on Zwift e.g. Stef Hopewell (MCR). You can edit your name in the Companion App. You can switch it back after the race to your original name.

5. Don’t be late! If you miss the 17:30 start then you won’t be able to race! You can join the meetup by logging into Zwift and starting a ride as you normally would. A “join meetup” button will appear in the bottom left of the screen a few minutes before the start.

6. We will set up a Discord Voice Chat and send you the link on Tuesday afternoon once we know who is racing.

Here are the details of the route that will be used, riders will complete 1.5 laps for a finish just beyond the top of the main climb on the course:

If you have any questions then please get in touch with either myself on at or Felix Young at British Cycling ( and looking forward to seeing you on the start line!