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High Altitude Challenge

February's challenge is one for the climbers, with three ...

February's challenge is one for the climbers, with three gruelling ascent distances to achieve before March 2.

02 Feb 2014
02 Mar 2014

Get your climbing legs on as we give you the chance to attempt one of our hardest challenges yet, the High Altitude challenge.

With the season about to begin in earnest, there's no better time for you to get out and test yourself.

There's three levels to achieve here: Those who can conquer 1000m of climbing will recieve the bronze award, while those who can summit 3000m will get silver. To achieve gold, you'll need to be able to amass at least 6,000m of climbing.

There's a £100 cycling goodie bag to to give away to one lucky rider who makes the bronze award. If you can manage the silver award, you'll double your chances in the prize draw, while gold riders will get three numbers in the hat.

It doesn't matter how fast you ride or how much climbing you take on at each time, it just about whether you can make the climbing distance!

The challenge runs from February 2 - March 2, good luck!

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 Feb 2 and March 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 March 2014. For all other standard terms and conditions, click here.