What is Zwift?

Zwift Watopia Volcano Circuit

According to the folks at Zwift.com, “Zwift is an at home social fitness service.” However, that description is just the tip of the iceberg of what Zwift is all about. And like an iceberg, there is much more under the surface than first meets the eye.

But let’s talk about the social aspect first. Today is Christmas day and I just wanted to get in a short spin, just a few miles to help me relax before the start of a very hectic Christmas day with my family. So how do I squeeze in a ride when you only have twenty minutes? On swift.

If I was trying to squeeze in an outdoor ride, it would take me 20 minutes just to get dressed and get my bike out of the basement. And it would almost be impossible to find someone to ride with me. But, in the virtual world of online cycling with Zwift, I found 11,143 riders from all over the world to ride with in the Zwift virtual worlds of Watopia, Yorkshire and Innsbruck. In only 20 minutes I completed a short route in Watopia and was ready to start cooking Christmas dinner for the family.

Ken Whittaker