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How you can go for a bike ride with Chris Froome later today

Joe Robinson
3 Jun 2020

The seven-time Grand Tour winner will be among riders leading Zwift rides for World Bicycle Day

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is one of many riders you can join for a spin on online training platform Zwift later today.

To celebrate World Bicycle Day, the virtual training platform has called upon Froome, Hour Record holder Victor Campenaerts, women's time-trial World Champion Chloe Dygert-Owen and mountain biker Jolanda Neff to lead a series of rides throughout the day.

UK users will be able to join Team Ineos's Froome at 17:00 (BST) for a rolling 16.3km ride around the Richmond 2015 World Championships route, including its cobbled Libby Hill.

Before that at 11:00 (BST), riders will be able to join Neff for a 7.9km off-road blast through the Watopia Jungle Circuit while Dygert-Owen will wrap things up at 20:00 (BST) riding the 16.3km Harrogate World Championships course, a virtual return to where she won rainbow last September. 

Campenaerts has already taken riders for a spin around the flat, 8.8km Innsbruck 2018 World Championships course earlier this morning.

The hope is that after getting amateurs from around the world to jump on their turbo trainers to join the likes of Froome, Dygert-Owen and Neff, they will donate to the World Bicycle Relief, a charity that supplies bikes to health workers across rural parts of Africa.

You can join the day's rides by logging into or signing up to Zwift here.

The rides are all labelled 'social' meaning as long as you are pedalling, you will not be dropped and that however hard you attack, you will not be able to drop a seven-time Grand Tour winner.

Alternatively, if you cannot join Froome on Zwift later today, you could always tune in to Sky Sports on Sunday 7th June to see the 35-year-old race what can only be described as an eclectic group of celebrities on Zwift, including Spice Girl Melanie C, England rugby international Maro Itoje and former cricketer Darren Gough.

It is certainly a unique way of preparing to win a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey but if it works for him, who are we to judge?