Tagged: Rapha

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

Rapha Rising 2017 Logo

Rapha Rising Challenge Roundel 2017

Rapha Rising is a challenge on the Strava website to climb a certain amount of metres across a set number of days. Riders from across the world can take part, complete the climbing and then send off to receive a woven roundel to mark the completion of their efforts. The Rapha Rising is similar to the Rapha Festive 500 (which I’ve completed twice, in 2014...

Rapha Festive 500 2016 Logo

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...

Rapha-Bordeaux–Paris-Jersey

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...

What Your Cycling Kit Says About You…

What Your Cycling Kit Says About You…

A rider’s kit says a lot about a person…apart from the bike itself it’s the only way to add a bit of creativity, flair and personality to your ride. Your body is a blank canvas with which you can show off what sort of rider you are, be it hipster, racer, coffee shop regular or just simply a rider with no fashion sense. Wearing the...