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Take on the World TT

For the final race of 2013, CW.CC gives you the chance to...

For the final race of 2013, CW.CC gives you the chance to take on the length of this year's world championship time trial course.

While December might bring the doom and gloom of awful weather, there's still opportunity to get out there and test yourself.

The race is for everyone, with various ability categories, so why not get out there and take on the world?

30 Nov 2013
31 Jan 2014
Virtual Race
57 km

The biggest virtual race of 2013

Ever fancied being a world champion? Well here’s your chance…sort of. 

For the final race of 2013, CW.CC brings you the Take on the World Time Trial, a race in honour of the 57.2km course tackled by the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin at this year's World Championships. 

All you’ve got to do is ride the equivalent distance of the world course as fast as you can to put yourself in with a chance of being the CWCC champion. 

You choose any course to ride you like, as long as it meets the 57.2km distance requirements. However, any courses with excessive descending will be discounted – after all, there’s no glory in taking the easy way to the top! 

You’ll have from November 30 until January 31 to log the best time you can. You can have as many attempts as you like. 

A race for everyone 

There’s not just the overall winner category here though as like our other races, there are categories for all abilities, so everyone has a chance to win. 

  • Gold category: Finish in less than 1:40:00 and you’ll automatically be entered into the gold competition. There’ll be a prize for both the fastest male and female in this category. 
  • Silver: You’ll have to record a time under 2:15:00 to slip into this category, where there will also be a prize for fastest male and female. 
  • Bronze: This is the category for those of us who come in to the finish after the silver mark. Best male and female prizes again will be awarded. 
  • RiTMO 10+ Champion: Regardless of your category, there’s a prize for the best finisher with RiTMO rating of over 10. 
  • RiTMO 20+ Champion: All of us down in the 20+ RiTMO ratings will also have the opportunity to win against our closest rivals. There’s a prize for the fastest rider in this category. 

Every finisher will receive an exclusive ‘Take on the World’ finisher certificate, as well as a whole lot of pride. 


All the winners will receive a one off personalised ‘Take on the World’ finisher certificate, along with all the bragging rights.

Tempted? Here’s how to get going and start logging rides…

1.       Sign up or Log-in to CW.CC

2.     Click the “join” button above or click here to join up.

3.     Upload all your rides between now and January 31 – the leader board updates with your fastest times automatically  

4.      Check back here to see how you’re doing

Keep on riding to improve your times

If you think you can shave a bit off your time by going a bit harder, just go out and have another go. Or if you end up cracking on the first climb, you can have another pop at it next weekend. You can keep logging rides to get your overall time down.

Any routes, anywhere, anytime

You can ride any routes (except downhill routes*) at any time you like. So if you know a nice fast course and the weather is looking spot on, go out and have a go. Course selection and tactics are all part of the game. Admittedly, your options for flat courses are a bit more limited in the Lake District but there’s always somewhere. 

Logging rides

There are a number of ways you can log rides

1.   Use the RiTMO Ride Tracking iPhone App – record your ride and sync wirelessly with CW.CC

2.     Upload a ride directly from your Garmin device – plug in your Garmin and away you go

3.    Sync with your Nike plus account 

4.     Export and upload a GPX, TCX, FIT or Polar HR file from your favourite app or device. Most GPS devices and smartphone apps let you export rides in one or more of these file types so chances are you can carry on using your favourite.

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 and conditions 

By joining this race, 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 31 Jan 2014. For all other standard terms and condition, click here.