On 7th June 2015, Sir Bradley Wiggins’ completed his hour, entering the history books with a distance of 54.5km. More than 101,000 people around the world rode their own hours in support of his effort, demonstrating to Sir Brad that he had countless fellow riders pulling for him.
Rapha offered prizes for the best and best-told #MYHOUR stories, and below are the entries that impressed us the most. From photos and postcards, to videos and blogs, riders documented their hour-long efforts in some incredibly creative ways. We’d like to say thank you to all those that entered.
Jennie and John Baston took on their #MYHOUR challenge on a tandem in Yorkshire, England, telling the story of their ride with photos and a friendly postcard – complete with a beautiful illustration – addressed to Sir Brad. Their creative entry wins them a meeting with the man himself and the WIGGINS team. They also managed an impressive distance of 30.5km.
Runner-up – and the winner of a signed WIGGINS Team jersey – is Matt Richardson, who rode an hour on a Raleigh Chopper bike at the Palmer Park Stadium velodrome in Reading, England. Raising money for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity, Matt pedalled his chopper 31.87km on 23rd May. He also looked the part, wearing 1970s-inspired kit during his effort – Sir Brad would surely approve.
From static bike sufferfests, to full Team WIGGINS kit efforts, your #MYHOUR efforts were a pleasure to see. Everyone in the collage above will receive a Team WIGGINS cap as reward for their inspiring entries. We hope that having done your own hour challenge you can appreciate the undertaking that is ‘the hour,’ and will doff your cap to Sir Bradley Wiggins, the new record holder.