Complete: 2022 Rapha Festive 500

Every year in December I tell myself I’m not going to do it, but then every time it gets close to December 24th I think to myself “yeah, why not give it a crack!” Riding 500km in the eight days from Christmas Eve to New Years Eve always seems to be a great way to…

Top 5 cycling gifts to buy for yourself this Christmas!

It’s that time of year again! Friends and relatives will be thinking of the worst best cycling related Christmas gifts to get you. They are possibly dropping hints or asking spouses for ideas. It’s a real minefield. You’re incredibly hard to buy for, don’t you know. This year, why not cut out the middle-man and…

2021 Resolution Ride #12 – Making friends in Melbourne

First of all, HOW IS IT DECEMBER ALREADY?!?! 😮 Wow. How the months fly by. Now I’ve gotten that out of my system, let’s continue… It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a flight. Almost exactly 12 months in fact, as I was in Melbourne this time last year for FulGaz. Once again…

2020 Resolution Ride #12 – South Arm Spin

Twelve from twelve! It’s a wrap, folks! That’s all 12 of my Resolution Rides done and dusted for the year. Today wasn’t an ideal day, but with work ramping up towards Christmas I thought I’d better get it in the bag sooner rather than later. I think it was Billy Ray Cyrus who said; “Yeeeaaah,…

How to ride the Rapha Festive 500 on FulGaz (updated for 2021)

In 2021, the Rapha Festive 500 Strava Challenge is once again open to virtual rides. Virtual distance was allowed for the very first time in 2020 due to many parts of the world struggling with COVID-19 and associated lockdowns. While this isn’t as big an issue in 2021, there are still many countries or cities dealing with…

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…