The Züri Velo Cup, one of the accompanying measures initiated by the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships Zurich, is proving to be a real hit with the public. Reason enough to extend this event until 26 November 2023.
The numbers speak for themselves: over 1,600 registrations, more than 1,000 participants who have collected a total of 7500 segments so far, plus 1100 members in the Strava Club. The iconic segments in memory of the legendary Züri Metzgete have got cyclists fully into gear since May 2023. So far, 483 participants have completed all the segments. And those who are only now getting into the mood for a ride haven’t missed out yet. The Züri Velo Cup will be extended until 26 November.
The beautiful and warm summer, which is now turning into an equally sunny late autumn, has contributed to the success. More than 400 bike fans took part in the Open Ride on 7 October – the Züri Metzgete was revived. The community was unanimous in its praise for the organisation of the event. Refreshment stations offering delicious food and drinks made the exertions on the saddle a little more bearable. Sustainability was at the forefront: no long journeys to a defined starting point, reusable or compostable cups for coffee or normal plates for the welcome pasta.
The best proof of how hard the cyclists pedalled are the goodies for the finishers. More than 150 pairs of the exclusive World Championships socks have been sent to the most eager pedalers since the Open Ride weekend.
The idea factory for 2024 is already in full swing. For example, next year’s Züri Velo Cup is to include segments of the official world championships routes. Together we ride!