Zwifters cover a Martian mission distance in 2017

A claimed 122 million miles ridden indoors in 2017

Zwift claimed that its users logged more than 122 million miles on the interactive virtual training game in 2017. Zwift doesn't share its total number of users, but a report released today offered a few other statistics on global usage.

Zwift 2017 stats at a glance

122,140,586mi / 196,582,313 km - total distance logged (Earth to Mars and back, twice)

6 billion feet / 1.8 billion metres - cumulative vertical distance climbed

We're not entirely convinced by this unit of measurement...what type of pizza? Deep pan or thin crust? And what about the toppings?
We're not entirely convinced by this unit of measurement...what type of pizza? Deep pan or thin crust? And what about the toppings?

11,371,782,534 watt-hours - total power generated 

820ft / 250m and 17.5mi / 28 km - average climbing and distance per session

62,691 and 10,953 - the number of centuries - metric and imperial - logged by Zwift users in 2017

Ontario, Canada; Vienna, Austria; and Hamburg, Germany - cities with longest distances per ride 

Copenhagen, Denmark - city with highest average watts 

Zwift allows in-game chat, events, rides and races. You might also see the odd pro zoom past. Virtually, of course...
Zwift allows in-game chat, events, rides and races. You might also see the odd pro zoom past. Virtually, of course...

Want to get involved? 

If you want to try indoor training we've got lots of info that will help get you started

BikeRadar now has a group workout session on Zwift, Fridays at 8am MST / 3pm GMT.

If you want to check out Zwift and don't know what you need, our complete guide is the perfect place to start. 

We've collated a list of smart trainers that are compatible with Zwift, the Sufferfest and other immersive indoor training experiences. 

For those looking to invest in a smart trainer, we tested a load of smart trainers head to head on Zwift using power meters.

Smart trainers are't the only option; you might find rollers a better choice for you.

And of course the Zwift isn't the only choice - there are lots of great apps you can try to guide your indoor training and make the experience more productive and fun.

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