For many of us, motivating ourselves during the colder months can be more of a challenge than the ride itself. In partnership with Zwift, we’re taking the fight for form and fitness online, offering a series of group training rides to keep you riding in preparation for the Festive 500.

22 March 2020


There’s a first time for everything, and this year kilometres covered on your turbo trainer will count towards your Festive 500 total. If the weather takes a turn for the worse or it’s quicker and easier for you to ride inside, you’ll be able to join other rides from around the world online as they take on the Festive 500 with you.


While there’s no swift way to get Festive 500-fit, our Zwift training plan offers six structured workouts to help see you on your way. The focus of the workouts is to help improve your endurance by training in a smart way. While getting out for in-real-life rides is recommended, these sessions are great for any rider wanting to improve their general fitness.

We’ll also be running these workouts as group events, across different time zones, right up until the first day of the Festive 500. Head over to your Zwift companion app where you’ll find the full events schedule.


For members of the Rapha Cycling Club, there’s an extra motivational tool as we enlist the guidance of elite-level coaching Matt Rowe. Having coached some of the world’s fastest riders to glory, Matt is well placed to help you finish the Festive 500 and has written a comprehensive eight-day training plan to help you get there.

Rapha Cycling Club members will have exclusive access to all eight sessions, each of which can be completed solo or with fellow members in live Zwift training sessions.

Join the RCC


For years, the Rapha Cycling Club’s coordinators have helped our members make the most of riding in their city. Now, they’re helping you unlock the potential of Zwift with regular online group rides in place of our usual RCC group rides.


The signature stripes of our Club kit unite us on the road, and Zwift is no different. Members of the Rapha Cycling Club can opt to join any ride in a digital version of the kit. Email us to request to your RCC jersey unlock code.

Request a code


A few extra kilometres on the turbo trainer could pay dividends later in the year. To help you stay motivated, take a look at our latest releases and ensure your clothing is a match for your fitness.

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