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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

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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SIGN UP ON STRAVA

To join the thousands of riders aiming to go the distance, you’ll need to sign in on Strava and join the challenge. After all, if it’s not on Strava… Once the challenge begins, you can watch the miles mount up and, upon completing it, collect the highly sought-after digital finisher’s roundel to add to your trophy cabinet.

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#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.

MORE WAYS TO RIDE

Though the challenge was created on the icy roads of southern England, the Festive 500 has become a global phenomenon with participants in every corner of the world. This year, it enters a new world altogether as kilometres covered on Zwift count towards your Festive 500 total for the first time. There really is no excuse not to get involved.

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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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