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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.

03 December 2021

A WORTHY WINNER
 

Thousands of riders in well over 100 countries took part in last year’s Festive 500. But there could only be one lucky winner of our finisher’s prize. Congratulations to Lee Sangmin in South Korea, who is now the proud owner of a brand new Cannondale Synapse. What better way to start your year?
 


FESTIVE 500 GALLERY

GET INSPIRED

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. In the run-up to 24th December, we’ll be sharing stories from last year’s ride to inspire you to sign up, get training and keep riding ‘til you reach the finish line.

FRANCES’ STORY

 

Preferring to travel down quieter roads, Frances would head out before dawn to enjoy early-morning tranquillity with her favourite riding partner, her dad.

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CHANTAL’S STORY

 

After a difficult year, Chantal used the Festive 500 to spread Christmas cheer by taking to the road dressed in tinsel.

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MILLIE’S STORY

 

Using her bike as a way to relieve stress between 12-hour shifts, newly qualified doctor Millie managed to cover every kilometre.

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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.


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