Rides

  1. Festive 500 2014 Winners

    Words: Ed Middleton | Date:

    The fifth year of the Festive 500 saw more riders than ever rising to the challenge of riding 500km on the eight days between 24-31 December. Over 8,000 cyclists successfully completed the challenge and claimed their roundels – proof that cycling achievement lies more in the legs than in the pudding. Many pushed their own limits to ride further than they’d ridden before in an eight day period, while others simply took the opportunity of some time away from work to end the year on a cycling high.

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  2. The Pinhole

    Words: Matthew Beaudin | Date:

    The light blasts through the wet air and burns a hole on the black road. The eyes find it and strain to see the lattice of cracks and debris washing up at the edge of light and dark. For the next hour this pinhole of light is all that matters.

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  3. Rapha Women’s Ride, Adelaide

    Words: Emma Byrant | Photography: Marcus Enno | Date:

    The route we have planned is a challenging one. We’re heading straight out for the hills. The train of riders stretches long down the road as we twist and turn our way out of the city toward the first climb of the day. It seems like only a few kilometres have passed before an 18% climb bares its teeth.

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  4. Buninyong Hill Transfer Ride

    Words: Dustin Adderley | Photography: Ryan Moody | Date:

    A 4:45am start is not how most people choose to begin a Sunday morning. Nevertheless, there was no shortage of enthusiasm as riders gathered in the Melbourne CBD at that time on Sunday 11 January 2015 to ride the 130km together to Buninyong for the Australian Men’s Road Race National Championship.

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  5. The Road Ahead: 2015

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    As 2015 gets rolling we look up the road to see what’s happening this year. 2014 was a momentous time for Rapha; a 10th birthday, a new London headquarters, more original products including the infamous Pantani Jersey, the long-awaited Climber’s Shoes, plus two beautiful new Cycle Clubs in Tokyo and Manchester. And this year looks like being no less momentous with more new products, a wealth of rides, events and plenty of incredible bike racing. Here’s a preview of what to look forward to in 2015.

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  6. Festive 500 2014 Roundup

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    The fifth annual Festive 500 was billed as a “blockbuster”, and it certainly lived up to such fanfare: a snowflake-studded journey of self-sufficiency, immovable optimism, thousands of heavy legs and an all-conquering Yuletide…

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  7. Thrivor

    Words: Slate Olson | Photography: Jered Gruber | Date:

    Film by Kintaro Studios Courage. We all suffer. Keep going. Those are the closing thoughts of Graeme Fife’s essay on the battle faced by every cyclist, that between the mind…

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  8. Almanzo 100

    Words: Hurl Everstone | Photography: Hurl, Aaron Erbeck & Greg Johnson (disposable cameras) | Date:

    I’ve been a fan of the Rapha Continental for as long as I’ve known about it. In 2008, the Continental crew traipsed through Minneapolis during one of their early sojourns…

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