The 20x20 Challenge
With autumn in full swing and winter well on the way, we all know it becomes increasingly difficult to heave yourself onto the bike as regularly as you did during the sunny season. And while many of us don’t mind the chance to eat our way to some extra body insulation over the winter, it’s always a good idea to keep those legs turning anyway so you can hit the new year in as decent condition as you can.
So our newest challenge encourages you to get yourself out regularly on the road, as you’ll be taking on twenty rides of at least twenty miles, totalling 400 miles.
It's a tough entry-level challenge, and is a step up from our previous 10 of 10 challenge. You’ll need to be riding around three times a week to complete it, but it isn’t a challenge unless it’s challenging!
If you complete the challenge, you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a cycling goodie bag worth over £100!
Tempted? How to get going...
A few more things to know...
Time in the saddle is all that counts
It doesn’t matter if you ride fast and hard on tough terrain or take it easy along the tow paths. All that matters is the time you spend in the saddle. We do it this way, so everyone’s got a chance, not just the super fit or talented among us.
There are a number of ways you can log rides
Cheating is bad for the soul
Cheating is pretty easy to spot, so if the temptation of skulduggery flashes before you, be strong and resist. You stand to gain nothing apart from the opprobrium of your fair-minded cycling companions. Besides we all know cheating is bad for the soul.
Be safe and courteous
We know we don’t need to say it but we’re going to say it anyway: ride safely and courteously when out and about and do your best to keep it nice and friendly on the discussion board.
Terms & Conditions
By joining this challenge, you acknowledge and accept that it will entail physically challenging activities and some of the techniques featured in the challenge may be suitable for advanced runners only. Individuals participating in the challenge do so at their own risk and anyone under the age of 18 should be supervised by a responsible adult. Participants must seek medical advice if they have any injuries or medical conditions. Protective & appropriate clothing should be worn at all times. Participants must obey all traffic controls and signage whilst undertaking the challenge and are solely responsible for ensuring that they comply with all applicable traffic laws. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IPC Media Limited and Training Diaries Limited exclude any and all liability to participants or any third parties arising out of or in connection with an individual’s participation in this challenge.
Cycling Weekly reserves the right to query or ignore any entries that it believes contain falsified data. All activities must be logged by midnight GMT 15 December 2013. For all other standard terms and conditions, click here.