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The Decathlon #HappyNewYOU challenge; the perfect way to ...

The Decathlon #HappyNewYOU challenge; the perfect way to get you back on your bike in 2014.

02 Jan 2014
02 Feb 2014
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The New Year is an opportunity for new beginnings, and with the right motivation, you can change your life for the better. So this January, why not take on the #HappyNewYou challenge and cycle your way to a new level of fitness? 

This challenge is sponsored by Decathlon UK - search #HappyNewYou to discover competitions, advice and more! 

Get yourself active again and take on our newest challenge, where you could win yourself a £100 gift card to spend at Decathlon! 

All you need to do is log 15 hours of riding over the whole of January. You can do this in any way you like: on the turbo, on the road, dividing the time weekly or in two massive 7.5 hour sessions if you really want. 

It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re riding, you simply just need to be out on the road for the designated time.  Manage your time well and it’s an achievable target…just don’t leave it all to the final week! 

The challenge runs from January 2 until February 2; so plenty of time to get yourself back into the sporting habit. 

If you’re looking for a tougher challenge though, why not try our latest Virtual Race? 

How to get going...

  1. Sign up or Log-in to CW.CC
  2. Click the “join” button above 
  3. Upload all your rides between now and February 2
  4. Check back here to see how you’re doing

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.

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 & 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 02 February 2014. For all other standard terms and conditions, click here.