The Rapha #Festive500 has finished for another year. If you made it to 500 kilometres, we offer our heartiest congratulations. To commemorate your achievement, claim your woven badge below. If you didn't manage the full distance, don't worry, there's always next year. And if you documented your #Festive500 attempt and would like to enter our competition for the grand prizes, you have until 21st January.
‘Spirit of the #Festive500’ Awards
Each year, we award prizes for your creative submissions that best express the ‘spirit’ of the challenge. Send us films, photos, and stories from the road, and we’ll reward the best.
Wear the #Festive500
As ever, this year’s design is inspired by festive stamps, with the colours representing the shades of light we see in the sky at this time of year around the world. Cold early starts, balmy summer evenings and the slow burn and rich satisfaction of the eventual reward: 500km, ridden in eight days or less.
Festive Tales & Tips
Stories to keep you riding
Are you ready to ride the #Festive500? Make sure you’re prepared for the challenge with our final checklist.
#Festive500: Postcards from the Road
Ahead of this year’s #Festive500, we caught up with last year's winner Ruth Cousins to hear how her year has gone. We left as inspired as ever.
Real Food Ride Fuel
Lentine Alexis shares two recipes that will put any store-bought energy bar to shame.
Tips to take you all the way
Riding 500km in eight days is a challenge for anyone. Read our advice to improve your chances of completing the distance.
A challenge by half
Rapha product designer and ‘father of the #Festive500’ Graeme Raeburn had to cycle 1,000km to realise 500km was enough.
Last year’s award winners
Cast an eye over the wonderful submissions that took home the grand prizes last year, from slideshows to letters and films.
Why the Off Season Counts
Riders from CANYON//SRAM share their tips for making the most of the off-season.
Post Ride Indulgences
Classic treats with a healthy twist by Rapha ambassador and culinary director Chloe Lasseron.
Ellen Noble’s Winter Riding Guide
Ellen Noble's tips to keep you riding in cold weather.