2020 Resolution Rides: Completed it, mate!

There’s nothing quite like a complete collection. One of my goals this year was to ride at least one metric century (100km, roughly 62 miles) each month. It’s something I’ve tried to do for a few years now with varying degrees of success. As always, a big thanks to Paul at 36×25 for coining the…

How to ride the Rapha Festive 500 on FulGaz

As you already know, the Rapha Festive 500 Strava Challenge is open to virtual rides for the first time this year. While I may not 100% agree with this, in light of the global situation it’s probably a good call. With many parts of the world still struggling with Covid-19 and lockdowns, giving people the…

2020 Rapha Festive 500 to include VIRTUAL distance

The Rapha Festive 500 is back for another year! This time around there’s something different about the annual Strava challenge. For the first time in it’s history, virtual rides will count towards the challenge total. Yes you heard that right. You can now cycle your 500km without actually cycling anywhere. UPDATE: There’s also no woven…

2020 Resolution Ride #11 – The ‘Merica Decides Edition

November already?!?! While all of America wakes to a new leader of the free world, here in Tasmania we awoke to signs of a fast approaching summer of cycling. Today was another of those fantastic yet unplanned metric century rides. I’d packed enough snacks and water to go the distance, but on fatigued legs I…

Ride Every Day

Spurred on by A Dude Abikes and his achievement of riding every single day for a year, I decided to see what it would feel like to ride every single day. Only for a month mind you, small steps! It’s weird, because even after all this time as a “cyclist” I don’t think riding for…

Tips to complete the Rapha Festive 500

It’s December once again and thoughts turn to Christmas holidays, maybe a bit of time off work and of course the possibility of attempting the Rapha Festive 500 challenge. The Festive 500 is a Strava challenge where entrants need to ride 500km (311 miles) over 8 days starting on Christmas Eve. All finishers receive a beautiful…