What is rapha festive 500?

What is rapha festive 500?

Every year since 2010, Rapha has laid down a festive riding challenge: to ride 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The #Festive500 started in the South of England but in the ten years since, it has grown to become a global challenge.

Does Zwift count for festive 500?

For those who don’t want to embrace the weather, Rapha has continued its partnership with Zwift so any indoor kilometres will also count towards the Festive 500 challenge on Strava.

Is the festive 500 miles or km?

The Rapha Festive 500 is back for its twelfth year, as cyclists around the world aim to complete 500 kilometres in eight days.

How do you beat Rapha Festive 500?

15 tips to complete the Rapha Festive 500 and knock off the kilometres with ease

  1. Plan ahead.
  2. Split the distance into longer days and shorter days.
  3. Try to avoid doing a long ride on Christmas Day.
  4. Keep an eye on the weather.
  5. Keep your effort level steady.
  6. Plot an easier route.
  7. Wrap up warm.

How do I prepare for festive 500?

Rapha’s Festive 500 is becoming an established tradition within cycling….That’s why we’ve called on our past Festive 500 experiences to bring you our top tips for completing the Rapha Festive 500.

  1. Plan your days.
  2. Set your own goal or challenge.
  3. Plan your routes.
  4. Clothing.
  5. Prepare your bike.
  6. Stockpile spares and food.

How do you get the Rapha 500 badge?

Challenge yourself to ride 500km with Rapha in the eight days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Share your #Festive500 stories to win prizes, and complete the challenge to earn a coveted woven badge.

Can you do the festive 500 indoors?

Training indoors Don’t forget that the Festive 500 can also be completed from the comfort of your own home as indoor kilometres are also counted towards your total.

How do you unlock Rapha kit in Zwift?

To unlock your virtual RCC Jersey, all you need to do is redeem the code from your welcome email and keep an eye out for fellow Rapha Cycling Club members in Watopia.

How do you get the festive 500 kit in Zwift?

Finish any Rapha Festive 500 group ride and it’s all yours. No unlocks will be awarded for completing the event outdoors, so your only chance at nabbing the kit is on Zwift.

What is Rapha rising?

With three iconic virtual climbs over three days, this is a challenge that’s all about elevation – nearly 3,000 metres of it. In three sweat-drenched turbo sessions, you’ll climb three of Zwift’s most famous climbs and unlock an exclusive digital piece of kit for each climb you conquer.

Which route has Alpe du Zwift?

the Road to Sky
If you haven’t yet completed any climbs in Zwift, you will need to ride a few before you unlock the Road to Sky, which is the route the Alpe resides on. You will have to be at least level 6 to access this, so if you’re new to Zwift you will have to accrue some miles before seeking out this challenge.

What is the hardest Zwift route?

By far the longest and toughest climb in Zwift. The Alpe du Zwift mirrors the world-famous 21 switchbacks of the Alpe d’Huez. Climbing at a sustained 8% gradient, the Alpe du Zwift is a grueling test of stamina and strength, not to mention mental strength.

Which is harder Ven top or Alpe du Zwift?

The hardest climb on Zwift is certainly Ven-Top, Zwift’s GPS-accurate virtual Mount Ventoux. It’s long and unrelenting, with an average completion time of 1:33:28 according to ZwiftPower. (That is 28 minutes longer than the population average time to complete Alpe du Zwift!)

What is the longest Zwift ride?

Ultra-endurance specialist Jasmijn Muller has broken the Zwift distance record, doing an incredible 1,828km (1,135.9 mile) ride on the virtual training simulator.

How long does Mont Ventoux take on Zwift?

What is the steepest gradient on Zwift?

Alpe du Zwift (Watopia) – 7.6 miles, 8% By far the longest and toughest climb in Zwift. The Alpe du Zwift mirrors the world-famous 21 switchbacks of the Alpe d’Huez.

What is the steepest climb on Zwift?

What is harder Alpe du Zwift or ven-top?

Alpe Du Zwift The climb is 3,399 ft (1,036 m) over the course of 21 hairpin turns. The climb is 7.5 mi(12.2 km) long, and typically takes around 1-1:30 to complete the climb. The average grade is slightly more than Ven-top, with an average grade of 8.5%.

What is the Rapha festive 500?

‘Since then the Rapha Festive 500 has become a holiday tradition, with thousands of riders around the world taking part. Every finisher earns a complimentary woven badge, and the best story submissions win amazing prizes.’

What is the Strava festive 500?

Started in 2010, the goal of the Festive 500 is to keep us riding throughout the festive period and once again riders will need to record their endeavours on Strava to be in with a shout of winning the prizes and gaining a commemorative roundel.

How hard is it to complete the festive 500?

Completing the Festive 500 is no mean feat, which is why the challenge has led to many an inspiring story over the years. With rolling lockdowns to contend with, 2020 was as tough a year as any to take on the challenge.

What does the return of the festive 500 mean for cyclists?

The return of the Festive 500 is great news for cyclists – especially those in the Southern Hemisphere – as cyclists look to complete the Christmas cycling challenge for a 12th year. Christmas is almost upon us and for many, planning and completing the Rapha Festive 500 is now part of the tradition.