Rapha #Festive500

500 kilometres. Eight days. The world’s favourite festive cycling challenge is back and this year it turns ten. Over the last decade, just under half a million participants have ridden over 100 million kilometres. Join us this year for even more miles and memories in our seasonal cycling rite of passage.


Rapha Gifts

Gifting guide


Those who like to ride with a GPS head unit can sign up on Strava while riders who prefer to log their kilometres by more traditional means can pick up a #Festive500 brevet card from your local Clubhouse one week before the challenge starts*.

Join the Challenge       Find a Clubhouse

*subject to availability in clubhouses.


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.


From photo albums to poems, hand-drawn maps to freshly baked pastries, riders have commemorated their experiences of the Rapha #Festive500 since its inception. We select the most inventive entries and reward their creators with amazing prizes. This year, first place wins a Canyon bike. Entries open 24th December and close 21st of January, with winners announced a week later.

#FESTIVE500 Prizes

Best Story

Canyon Grail CF 8.0 SL with a custom Rapha #Festive500 design

Photography Award

Leica Camera

Worst of the weather

Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Jacket

Epic Fail

Pro Team Transfer Collection


If there’s one way to make the #Festive500 easier, it is to ride in the company of others. Departing from our Clubhouses around the world, Rapha will be organising #Festive500 rides throughout the challenge, open to all.


In a long-standing tradition of the #Festive500, everyone who finishes is eligible for a stitched roundel to compliment the one you might have earned on Strava. This year we will be rounding off a decade of delivering these prizes around the world so this is your last chance to earn a stitched one.


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