Tagged: Festive 500

All my posts that mention or include the Rapha Festive 500 in some way.

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How to Complete the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2018

The Rapha Festive 500 Challenge for 2018 will follow the same format as previous years. The challenge is to cycle 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve inclusive. Riders around the world can take part, which makes the challenge a lot easier for those in the Southern Hemisphere (particularly Aussies) than it does for us on the other side of the world. Completing 500km...

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How to Complete the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2017

The Rapha Festive 500 Challenge for 2017 will follow the same format as previous years. The challenge is to cycle 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Riders around the world can take part which makes the challenge a lot easier for those in the Southern Hemisphere (particularly Aussies) than it does for us on the other side of the world. Completing 500km in...

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Rapha Festive 500 2016 Roundel Opening

I completed the Rapha Festive 500 again between Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2016. The challenge is to cycle 500km over 8 days during the darkest, bleakest and most social time of the year. Part of the reward for completing the challenge, other than the massive leg muscles, is a woven roundel patch to commemorate the achievement. This year’s has just come through the post!...

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Rapha Festive 500 2016 – Getting it done

Completing the 2016 Rapha Festive 500 This Christmas, I set myself the challenge to complete the Rapha Festive 500 again. The challenge that Rapha set is to cycle 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which given the Winter weather and social restrictions of that time of year presents a fair obstacle. I completed the Festive 500 back in 2014 so knew that...

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Rapha Festive 500 2014 Roundel Reward Pack Opening

After all my riding over the Christmas period, written about here, the fruits of my labours arrived in the post.  Aside from the patch badge thingy, it came with a postcard full of pictures of data from the collective riding of the Festive 500 this time around. Unsurprisingly the most successful country at achieving the Festive 500km in 8 days between Christmas Eve and New...

Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2014

Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2014

  For the last few years Rapha (of over-expensive MAMIL clothing fame, as commented on previously) set a challenge for riders to complete 500km between Christmas Eve and the Midnight of New Year’s Eve. The challenge is made difficult by it being a decent distance to ride in the first place, but also the commitments of the holiday season as well as having the winter...