It’s at the Beta Test stage, so will get even better, but it already looks set to overtake Zwift and RGT for features, yet all in one package and half the price of Zwift. Not quite perfect yet perhaps, but why not ride it whilst it’s free? It will be around £65 per year once they start charging.
We’ve had a go, there are all sorts of ‘maps’ (routes) with varying scenery, some fantasical like Zwift, other stuff more realistc. It can brake and steer, albeit from a computer keyboard which won’t suit every set-up. You can crash too, taking bends too fast for example, but this can be switched off. It has a feature that can equalise races, a sort of handicap, where the strongest riders will need extra watts, in other words a race strictly on effort, regardless of you ability. You can communicate in-race (no Discord needed) and there is loads more we haven’t even tried yet. The graphics are generally good, although avatars are being upgraded, which sounds about right to us.
Obviously there’s a bit of a learning curve on screen, but why not try it this weekend for free?
FIRST TEST EVENT FROM WEST LONDON VR TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER 7.30pm UK Time
To join the ride on Tuesday at 7.30pm, sign up for Cade now (It is currently free to test). Our test race is 11km long, set in in New York and I’ve set a 2kph easterly wind with riders uncrashable (ie you can’t crash during the race)
Go to activities, then choose scheduled and you should see the race there. Also, search for the West London VR group on Cade, so that you will be invited to future races.