It’s been an exciting few weeks for Ribble Pro Cycling; firstly, finalising the riders for the 2019 season – Welcoming Chris Sherriffs and Jake Gray. And, wait for it… being invited to compete in Zwift’s new KISS Super Series – the First E-Sport Pro Cycling League.
Tom Timothy, Team Principle, “At Ribble Pro Cycling we’re always seeking to be at the forefront of innovation and that’s the reason our riders are some of the fastest in the world. Zwift’s launch of a professional E-Sport Cycling League is revolutionary, propelling a traditional training activity into an accessible and exciting new arena through virtual reality and we’re delighted to be a part of it.”
The Series kicks off with the opening race on Wednesday 23rd January at 7pm, with Ribble Pro Cycling competing against some of the world’s best teams including; Hagens Berman Axeon, Team Wiggins Le Col and Canyon dhb with more to be announced soon.
From the gun, the first race will provide an exhilarating watch for those that wish to stream the race via the Zwift app. The Series will run for 10 weeks with pro teams battling it out every Wednesday at 7pm.
OUR TEAM RIDERS COMPETING IN THE FIRST ROUND:
Ed Hopper- A prolific winner on the British circuit racing scene and already a winner in 2019.
Chris Sherriffs – A criterium specialist ideally suited to short intense events.
Jacob Tipper – A fantastic sprinter and highly accomplished on the road and track.
Simon Wilson – Team 10 mile TT record holder and prolific TT winner.
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET ZWIFTING YOURSELF
ZWIFT is an immersive web-based game that transforms indoor cycle training and makes it fun and rewarding for riders of all abilities. When time is at a premium or the weather lets you down, ZWIFT offers an alternative chance to make sure you don’t miss out on precious bike miles whilst in the comfort of your spare bedroom or garage.
Download the software, connect your bike and indoor trainer to a computer, then join the immersive 3D gaming world!
ELITE DIRECTO DIRECT DRIVE FE-C TRAINER
WITH OTS POWER METER– £769.99 finance available
The Direto is already established as one of the finest and best value FE-C trainers available and rightfully popular with serious riders worldwide. Direct-drive trainers are worth considering for all aspects of training. For riders looking to maximise their training and perhaps use VR and training software such as Zwift, the benefits of a smart direct-drive trainer are revolutionary.
ZWIFT 3 MONTH MEMBERSHIP CARD – £39
Simply purchase this card for 3 months unlimited membership to Zwift. Scratch off the security seal and redeem the personalised code on the back of the card at the ZWIFT website so you can get riding!
And last but not least… you’ll need a bike!! We can always help with that! Check out our new range here
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