Ride for 75: Zwiftathon
On Saturday we kicked off the Ride for 75 fundraiser for Kingston Hospital with a virtual Zwiftathon, which saw club members take to their turbo trainers to ride 75 miles in support of the NHS. It was a big boost to our fundraising efforts, which saw our total donations hit £2,000 on the day.
We were supported by Anne and Simon from Waldy Wheelers, plus a guest appearance from Thomas Perren from the NeXT eSports team. You can hear him talk about his experience racing in esports, designing pro kit and his recovery after being hit by a car on the Facebook live feed:
Part 1 | Ride for 75 | Live from our Zwiftathon in support of Kingston Hospital
Part 2 | Ride for 75 | Live from our Zwiftathon in support of Kingston Hospital
In summary we had 21 people taking part clocking up 1,986 kilometres. 11 people hit 75 miles or more, which is no mean feat on a turbo. There were plenty of tight hamstrings on Sunday.
Big shout out to Hans who not only did his ride on the Alpe du Zwift but also did an impromptu Everesting, clocking up 9,000 metres in elevation. Give him some kudos here.
THE 75 MILE CLUB
- Seb Ashton
- Dharmesh Bhatt
- Harry Bunnell
- Kush Gor
- Alan Grant
- Tom Herbert
- Harvey Jackson
- Anne Jenner
- Thomas Perren
- Hans Svendsen
- James Turner
- Longest Distance – shared between Kush Gor (170km) and Harry Bunnell (207km)
- Highest Elevation – Hans Svendsen for his 9,000m Everesting
- Best Turbo Photo – Anne Jenner repping in pink for Waldy Wheelers
- Biggest Comeback – James Turner for leaving it all on the turbo mat
Shout out to our friends at Le Col and Sigma Sports who supplied prizes for the Zwiftathon. Check out our fundraising page for the full list of prizes from local partners up for grabs for anyone who donates.
Tracey Shaw from Kingston Hospital Charity added her thanks for the efforts:
On behalf of everyone at Kingston Hospital, please may I add our sincere thanks to everyone who took part. It was an amazing effort and very exciting on the day to see the socials appearing. Please also pass on our immense gratitude to any of your supporters who added to the fund.
Look out for more events in the coming weeks from the participating clubs.