Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee has announced on Twitter that he will be hosting virtual rides, where people can join in with him and chat about his experiences. There are selected dates during May and each session costs £50 per person with the money raised will go to the Brownlee Foundation, which is “committed to giving children all over the UK a positive sporting experience and supporting the development of coaches and teachers in sport”.
Check out a virtual bike experience with me. Something different in these extraordinary times! Money raised to go to the @brownleefdn. @Airbnb https://t.co/pTsyoqnYzI
— Alistair Brownlee (@AliBrownleetri) April 15, 2020
The sessions are to be hosted on Airbnb and the 10 participants will virtually meet up in his home training lab where he says on the Airbnb website: “I will show you my setup and we’ll warm up together over group introductions, where we’ll learn about each other’s favourite rides, tours, courses, and neighbourhoods! Over the next 40 minutes, I’ll take you on a journey that weaves my life story and lessons learned from sport through five of my favourite rides around the world, with each being its own marquee triathlon venue. We’ll stop in Yorkshire, London, Leeds, Rio, and Kona.
“At each virtual stop, I’ll take 5-10 minutes to share some photos from my experience, talk logistics like what makes each course challenging, and then have a 3- to 5-minute interval training for the specifics of the course, before a rest and time for questions. You’ll get an inside feel for my strategies that led to success at each destination.”