First conceived on the snowy roads of Kent in Southern England, the Festive 500 started out as one man’s personal battle against the elements. But in the 12 years since it has grown to become a riding rite of passage for cyclists around the world. Last year, over 65,000 went the distance and we hope even more will try this year. For a holiday season you’ll never forget, join us on the Festive 500.
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.03 December 2021
FESTIVE 500 COLLECTION
Half of the challenge when tackling the Festive 500 is fitting the rides around the festivities. With a design inspired by calendar chaos, this special edition collection comprises everything you need to go the distance, whether you’re riding indoors or out.
Men's Festive 500 Long Sleeve Training Jersey
Women's Festive 500 Long Sleeve Training Jersey
Festive 500 Cap
Festive 500 Snood
SIGN UP ON STRAVA
The Festive 500 is hosted on Strava. After all, if it’s not on Strava… Once the challenge begins, you can watch your miles mount up and, if you manage to go the full distance, the coveted Festive 500 finisher’s digital roundel will be added to your trophy cabinet for posterity. Finishers will also be in with a chance to win a special prize.
COUNT ON YOUR CLUBHOUSE
Our Clubhouses are committed to helping as many people as possible ride the Festive 500. From training rides to prepare you for the challenge to group rides and complimentary coffees during it, check the calendar to find out what’s going on at your local Clubhouse.
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SHARE YOUR ADVENTURES
Stay part of the conversation by following us on Instagram where we’ll regularly be posting inspiration and support. Once the Festive 500 gets underway, share your rides with us by posting with the hashtag #Festive500.
SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVE 500 AWARDS
From photo albums to poems, hand-drawn maps to freshly baked pastries, riders have commemorated their experiences of the #Festive500 since its inception. We select the most inventive entries and reward their creators with amazing prizes from Wahoo, POC and Whoop.
Entries open 24th December.
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