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Rapha #Festive500

500 kilometres. Eight days. Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. Restrictions come and go but some things never change. Rapha’s annual festive riding challenge is back, with an all-new capsule collection and more ways than ever to go the distance.

25 November 2020

PERSISTENCE PAYS

It’s worth going the distance on the #Festive500, especially when completing the challenge means you could be in line to win the latest Canyon adventure bike. This year, all finishers can enter a prize draw to win a Canyon Grail CF SL 8 with SRAM’s latest AXS eTap groupset. Just complete the entry form below once you’ve finished. To be sure you’re eligible, please read our terms and conditions and enter before 10th January 2021.

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This year's winner will be announced soon.

SPIRIT OF THE #FESTIVE500 AWARDS

With eight days and 500km ahead of you, there’s every chance you’ll encounter the unexpected. Whether you’ve gone off-road or jumped on your tricycle, whether you glided to victory or faltered along the way, share your adventures with us, and enter our annual awards. All entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of Rapha staff and sponsored athletes, and there will be a selection of great prizes up for grabs. To be sure you’re eligible to enter, read our terms and conditions and enter before 10th January 2021.

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This year's winner will be announced soon.

#FESTIVE500 COLLECTION

From a lightweight snood to keep the cold at bay to a practical ass saver for deflecting roadspray, the Festive 500 collection comprises everything you need to go the distance, whether you’re riding indoors or out. This year, the design is inspired by weather radars, a nod to the myriad weather conditions you’ll likely encounter en route.

Festive 500 Musette
 

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Women's Festive 500 Technical T-shirt
 

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Festive 500 Beanie
 

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GET INSPIRED

For this year’s #Festive500, we’re giving you all the tools you need to successfully complete the challenge with sessions on Instagram Live starting in December. From talks on training in winter to Q&As with pro athletes like Maghalie Rochette, you’ll be #Festive500 ready before you know it. Keep reading for the schedule.

TRAIN TO GAIN

Whether you’re doing the challenge for the first time or you’re into double figures, a little training before the #Festive500 will likely help you enjoy every kilometre, rather than enduring them. For a little encouragement in the weeks beforehand, take a look at some of Rapha’s favourite training rides from around the world.

GET IN THE SPIRIT


As the temperature falls, lift your spirits with an eclectic selection of entries to the Spirit of the Festive 500 Awards.

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED


Looking for a way of making the distance seem less daunting? Take inspiration from Katherine Moore’s off-road ride, and you’ll realise 500km on the road isn’t too far.

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QUEENS OF PAIN


A selection of untold seasonal stories from Queens of Pain author Isabel Best.

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A CHALLENGE BY HALF


We revisit the story of how the #Festive500 creator and former Rapha designer Graeme Raeburn, had to ride 1,000km to realise 500km was enough.

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SHARE YOUR STORIES

Make sure to follow us on social media to stay in the loop in the run up to the #Festive500. During the challenge, share your ride with us using #Festive500 to be in with a chance of winning daily prizes from the limited edition collection in our social media competition.

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