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Rapha Festive 500

500 kilometres. Eight days. 24th-31st December. The world’s favourite festive cycling challenge is back. Join us for even more miles and memories in our riding rite of passage.

05 December 2022

SIGN UP ON STRAVA
 

Join thousands of fellow riders around the world and sign up to the challenge on Strava to make things official. Those that go the full distance and post their progress on Strava will receive a special digital badge, and be in with a chance of winning a brand new OPEN U.P.
 

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THE ULTIMATE ADVENT-URE

Borne from lifelong cyclist and previous Rapha designer Graeme Raeburn’s journey of 1000 kilometres over the Christmas period, he concluded half this task was plenty. “It’s not a mile-chasing thing, but rather a journey. It’s about getting out there and just enjoying being on your bike.” So for 12 years riders from Girona to Gongju have been getting on their bikes with the goal of completing 500 kilometres over the festive period. A rite of passage and iconic challenge, each year followers new and old take to the roads, but there’s more to it than reaching the finish line. Camaraderie and community, motivation and mistakes are all part of what makes it such a special challenge.

Rapha Gift Guide Cycling Gifts

OUR FAVOURITE FESTIVE 500 STORIES
 

From epic fails to phenomenal feats, every Festive 500 challenge comes with its own story. We’ve selected a few of our favourites from the past to inspire your ride.

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CLUB TOGETHER

Whether you want some dedicated ride partners during the challenge, or pre-event training pals, sign up to ride with your local Clubhouse and share the road.

FIND A RIDE
 

EUROPE & UK

 

Amsterdam | Berlin | Mallorca | Munich

NORTH AMERICA

 

Austin | Boulder | Chicago | Los Angeles
New York | San Francisco

APAC

 

Taichung | Tainan/ Kaohsiung | Taipei/ HsinChu

RIDE ON ZWIFT
 

If you’re not near a Clubhouse, or prefer to put in the work indoors, you can find a group ride on Zwift. There will be Festive 500 rides starting every 2 hours during the challenge to help you find a ride during even the most hectic festive schedule.


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THE FESTIVE 500 COLLECTION

Take on the Festive 500, indoors or out, with our special selection of riding essentials complete with our re-designed, calendar-inspired collection. Created from the concept of the golden ratio, this year’s design reflects every rider’s desire to find the perfect balance of time on and off the bike during the busy festive period.

Coming Soon

Rapha Gift Guide Cycling Gifts

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