The Spirit of the #Festive500
The beauty of the Festive 500 is in the feelings it conjures within us. For many riders, the warm festive glow is so warm, they feel compelled to record their rides. Whether that means baking cakes or drawing maps, we want to inspire you to do the same this year by showing you eight top entries from years gone by.
In pursuit of our aim to make cycling the most popular sport in the world, Rapha has always been a keen promoter of women’s cycling. Since 2013, the Women’s 100 has been a key date on the calendar and this year was no different.
Back for 2019 with a new and exclusive collection of adventure apparel from Rapha, Grinduro brings you four unique events. A mix of gravel racing and mountain bike enduro, somewhere between a gran fondo and a music festival, they’re the most anticipated riding weekends on the calendar.
London To Manchester
Ride through the heart of England in one of the most demanding and rewarding events of the year, raising money for Ambitious about Autism on the way.
Rapha and L’Etape du Tour
A chance to emulate your cycling heroes and push your physical limits, the Etape du Tour is one of the greatest sportives in the world. As the pros take on the same stage this weekend, we recap the 2019 event and explain why it’s best when ridden with the Rapha Cycling Club.
RAPHA PRESTIGE 2019
The Rapha Prestige challenges small amateur teams to take on an unsupported and unmarshalled adventure across stunning terrain, riding and finishing as a team.
The #Festive500: A Challenge By Half
Nine years after the first #Festive500 challenge, we revisit the story of how its creator, former Rapha designer Graeme Raeburn, had to ride 1,000km to realise 500km was enough.
Women’s 100: Who Will You Ride With?
The best bike rides are those shared with other people. With this in mind, the Women’s 100 brings cyclists around the world together to share the road and create enduring memories of their century ride.
Manchester to London Preparation
Emma Osenton, co-creator of the Manchester to London route, provides some intriguing advice on long distance riding, in preparation for the event.
Manchester to London 2016
On Sunday 4th September, 169 cyclists rode Manchester to London, a yearly ride from the north to the south of England.
Manchester to London
Ride through the heart of England in one of the most demanding and rewarding events of the year, raising money for Ambitious about Autism.
#Festive500: Postcards from the road
When Rapha received Ruth Cousins’ entry for last year’s ‘Spirit of the #Festive500’ Awards, we knew immediately that we’d found our winner.
Together We Ride
Here, the riders of CANYON//SRAM share their thoughts on how they fell in love with cycling, how they ensure they perform at their the best, and why more women should ride bikes.
Your Best Women's 100
Top tips for getting the most out of your Women’s 100 ride on Saturday 14th September, by the cyclists and coaches of CANYON//SRAM.
Fuelling Your Women's 100 Ride
From what to eat the night before to nutritious roadside snacks and the best post-ride recovery food, here’s how to dial in your diet for the Women’s 100.
How To Tackle The Women’s 100
Cycling 100km is a milestone for any rider – but with a little preparation and some help from friends, anyone can make sure they get the most out of the ride. We asked ex-professional rider Julie Krasniak for her tips for a century with confidence.
More than 70 percent of South Korea is covered by mountains, and among this tightly knit network of ranges and river systems to the east of the Korean peninsula, the Taebaek mountains stretch all the way from the north to the southern coast.
Prestige Colorado: more cows than cars
I’ve played a part in the Rapha’s Prestige rides since we called them Gentlemen’s Races, and in that time I’ve seen some 1,650 riders cover 1,500 miles of ‘the road less travelled’.
Overcoming inexperience and doubt at the M2L
The Manchester to London Challenge is not only the preserve of hardened cyclists. A relatively inexperienced all-female group of riders from the Rapha London office challenged themselves to train and take part together last year, with inspiring results.
Rapha Prestige Launceston 2015
As the sun set over Northern Tasmania’s Tamar Valley on Friday 13th March 2015, the Rapha Prestige Launceston began, with riders gathering on the deck of the Barrel Room Restaurant at Velo Wines.
From Manchester to London
Last week Rapha hosted the Manchester to London Challenge an event that saw 136 riders complete a 220-mile trip.
Rapha Women’s Prestige Hirado
The Rapha Prestige tasks teams of riders with an all-day adventure across stunning terrain.
Women's Prestige Hirado 2018
Having a unique history with the blend of Western and Japanese culture, along with its surroundings of beautiful ocean and nature, this was the location where women from all over Japan gathered to take on an adventure.
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