Thursday 25th October sees the first Challenge Family race, filmed for the Bkool Simulator, go live as part of Bkool’s ongoing partnership with Challenge Family. To mark the event, all fans and riders with access to the Bkool Simulator will have the chance to compete on the iconic Challenge Madrid bike course.

Just a few weeks ago, Bkool recorded the entire cycling section of Challenge Madrid. On Thursday, all Bkool Simulator riders will be able to climb the 14km mountain to the top of Canencia. It’s a stunning route which can be enjoyed in both 3D and video.

All riders who take part in one of the live rides at 10:00h, 16:00h, 18:00h, 20:00h, 01:00h or 04:00h on Thursday will have the chance to win a Bkool training mat and a 3-month premium subscription to the Bkool simulator. Using GPX data, Bkool will upload all world renowned Challenge Family bike routes to their simulator with many planned to subsequently be filmed live. Bkool has the full Challenge Madrid course ready to upload this Thursday, after it became one of the first courses to be filmed LIVE as part of their partnership with Challenge Family.

Bkool is also including three of the capital’s hardest climbs onto their cycling simulator. This gives riders the opportunity to cycle the actual route profile and challenge themselves on its iconic climbs and descents in a 3D world.

Luke Gold, Marketing at Bkool said, “This is the first of many exciting simulator challenges to celebrate our ongoing partnership with the Challenge Family race series. We’re excited to be launching our first live rides with Challenge Madrid, the home of Bkool.”

Zibi Szlufcik, CEO at Challenge Family, commented on the partnership, “Partnering with Bkool is a fantastic opportunity for both our competitors and fans. As well as giving Bkool users a competitive edge in our races through practicing the routes, it will also open up the full Challenge Family portfolio allowing users to trial a race before purchasing entry.”

To sign up to take part in the competition and ride Challenge Madrid check out the Bkool Facebook event here:

Bkool wish to thank Kenneth Holder for allowing them to film his race and for winning his age group at Challenge Madrid. This race also doubled up as The Madrid ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships.