Tour de Zwift 2023 | Stage 4 | Short Ride

Having thoroughly buggered up my left knee on Stage 3, I have been forced to rein in the ambition for Stage 4… and maybe a bit beyond yet, I’m not sure. Going into this one, I had done no recon, no reading into what was ahead. So I was surprised, very much so actually, to … Read more

Tour de Zwift 2023 | Stage 3 | Longer Ride

The longer rides on the Tour de Zwift 2023 are absolutely brutal. I’ve not even dared look at what’s in store for Stage 4, because thoughts ahead of Stage 3 were all consuming. La Reine. A route no one rides through choice. The last time I took this on was in 2020 and honestly, it … Read more

Tour de Zwift 2023 | Stage 2 | Longer Ride

Onwards to Stage 2, where this year’s Longer Ride would be tackling Richmond in reverse, not once, not twice, but thrice. Yes, whoever has decided on courses and routes this year is something of a sadist. Going into this one I knew one thing, and one thing only: that a lap of Richmond, forwards or … Read more

Tour de Zwift 2023 | Stage 1 | Longer Ride

Today was planned as a Zone 2 recovery-ish endurance ride. Probably on Tempus Fugit. Something nice and steady. And flat. Instead, off we went to Yorkshire, tackling the Royal Pump Room 8 route, which is basically the full Yorkshire map in both forward and reverse. All 28km and 480m of fun. Lovely. The reason I … Read more