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Posted 8th Dec 2018
Sorry if this has been posted but couldn't see it. Also I wasn't able to post to freebies so perhaps a mod could move the post but anyway here goes》

I found out this week that Zwift provide free accounts for under 16s. Over 16s it's £12.99 a month.

Zwift is an online cycling platform that brings indoor cycling to a new level. I find it a fun way to keep in shape when it gets too dark and cold outside.

My 9 year old got his first taste of Zwift yesterday and I had to demand he get off after 45 mins through fear he'd push himself too hard. Much better gaming for him that sat on an Xbox playing fifa.

You have to contact Zwift with consent and they do the rest. Joining instruction below.

#rideon

Zwift Accounts for Children

While we want Zwift to be open to everyone, regardless of age, our primary concern is protecting your child's privacy and safety while using our platform. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and GDPR, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to use Zwift without written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Zwift Membership Fees for Children

If your child is under 16, their Zwift account will be free until they are 16 years old. After they turn 16, you'll have to pay the regular monthly membership fee for them to continue using Zwift.

Submitting a Consent RequestSelect and copy the text below:

"We, [GUARDIANS' NAMES], parents of [CHILD'S NAME], age [CHILD'S AGE] born on [CHILD'S BIRTHDATE], acknowledge the Zwift Terms of Service including article 4, USE OF THE SERVICE BY MINORS, and hereby grant our consent for him/her to sign up and participate in the Zwift community."

[ADDRESS]

[PHONE NUMBER]

[EMAIL ADDRESS YOU WANT TO USE AS YOUR CHILD'S LOGIN]

Note: The email address provided for your child's account can't be associated with an existing Zwift membership. Also, this email address can't be used in the future to create a new Zwift account.

Select the orange Help icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen or this link.When the How Can we Help? form loads, perform the following:Paste the text you just copied into the Window.Select Continue.Select I Still Need Help.Select Email Now.

When the Send us an Email form loads, complete the following:Enter your email address in the Email field.

Note: This should be an email address that you actively monitor and must be different from the one that'll be used for your child's account.

Select Guardian Consent from the Category drop-down menu.Within the description field, update the placeholder text with your information.Select Submit Now.

Note: If your request is filled out properly, we'll create a Zwift account with the corresponding email address and send password reset instructions to this address within two business days.

Best Practices

As your child engages with our community, we encourage you to monitor their activity within Zwift and promote best Internet practices. Additionally, we suggest following the tips below:

Avoid including your child's age in their username.Make your child's profile private with the Zwift Companion (ZC) app (directions are available here).

Caution: If you don't set your child's account to private, other Zwifters will be able to view information regarding their age, height, weight, and activity in Zwift and can follow them to receive push notifications when they join the game.

Note: With the exception of messages from group ride leaders, our in-game chat feature is disabled for accounts associated with users under 13 years of age.

 

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13 Comments
Good idea I think. I'm still not sure about the new price of £12.99 though.
hotrod24 m ago

Good idea I think. I'm still not sure about the new price of £12.99 though.


I agree it seems a lot. I use it most days so for me it's worth it and works out 50p a ride. If it was just once a week I'd think twice.
Edited by: "Cycling_chum" 8th Dec 2018
Yeah I'm in the once a week camp... Don't think it will be worth it come summer but we'll see. I do love the races.
Agree. 13 quid was a big price hike and a tad greedy. The races are the only thing that sets it apart from other platforms. If TR can honour grandfather pricing then why not swift?
The one time purchase of Perfpro is looking better all the time.
Back on topic, the allowable weight didn't go low enough when I tried to set up my eldest ( not that it really mattered).
Edited by: "jazid" 8th Dec 2018
£13 is fine for me for once a week. That's around the same price as a single spin class in a modern studio. I've been using it since beta, always cancel during summer as I never want to jump on the trainer in the heat, so £60/70 a year for something that keeps me motivated in staying fit over the winter is definitely worth it for me.
I use the Bkool simulator (with a Tacx smart trainer) 3 times a week. £8 a month. I prefer the real world videos to racing other people. Popularity of Bkool seems to have really taken off this autumn. 30 day free trial too.
Great news. It'd used to be only until they were 13 & I know a few families who cancelled their membership when they turned 13 as it gets expensive paying for multiple memberships.
jazid08/12/2018 09:24

Agree. 13 quid was a big price hike and a tad greedy. The races are the …Agree. 13 quid was a big price hike and a tad greedy. The races are the only thing that sets it apart from other platforms. If TR can honour grandfather pricing then why not swift?The one time purchase of Perfpro is looking better all the time.Back on topic, the allowable weight didn't go low enough when I tried to set up my eldest ( not that it really mattered).


Have to say I used to think how big a price hike it was from £8 to £13, but having said that, when you look at the new courses etc, it’s much better and more enjoyable than it was a year or so ago I think! For me it’s worth £13 a month
badger63608/12/2018 13:20

Have to say I used to think how big a price hike it was from £8 to £13, b …Have to say I used to think how big a price hike it was from £8 to £13, but having said that, when you look at the new courses etc, it’s much better and more enjoyable than it was a year or so ago I think! For me it’s worth £13 a month


Thanks for the heads up. I haven't really explorer much beyond the regular island/london routes - so good to know.
I already subscribed to TR for the core stuff, Zwift was more for the fun when there is no weekend group ride. For me, I cannot justify both, especially at my dire level of performance!
gdl16 m ago

Great news. It'd used to be only until they were 13 & I know a few …Great news. It'd used to be only until they were 13 & I know a few families who cancelled their membership when they turned 13 as it gets expensive paying for multiple memberships.


Yes up to 16 year olds now so that's good
jazid42 m ago

Thanks for the heads up. I haven't really explorer much beyond the regular …Thanks for the heads up. I haven't really explorer much beyond the regular island/london routes - so good to know.I already subscribed to TR for the core stuff, Zwift was more for the fun when there is no weekend group ride. For me, I cannot justify both, especially at my dire level of performance!


Yes there are five courses now, the main island (Watopia), the London course (which has now been extended to include leith hill), Richmond, Innsbruck, and also New York. I think they are all really good, Richmond is the only one I find a bit boring but fortunately they don’t seem to have that one on much, probably why lol
jazid5 h, 55 m ago

Agree. 13 quid was a big price hike and a tad greedy. The races are the …Agree. 13 quid was a big price hike and a tad greedy. The races are the only thing that sets it apart from other platforms. If TR can honour grandfather pricing then why not swift?The one time purchase of Perfpro is looking better all the time.Back on topic, the allowable weight didn't go low enough when I tried to set up my eldest ( not that it really mattered).


Yes, the minimum weight of 45kgs was an issue for my son but he loves riding on Zwift & It's never been a real problem for him as I don't think he's really noticed.
Interesting. Does this mean they've dropped the need for a paying adult account before you can activate a child's account?
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