CW5000 2021 challenges
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Join a community of like-minded individuals to share your story with. Take part in monthly challenges, win prizes, get access to exclusive content – be inspired.

5000 miles breaks down to just 13.7 miles a day, which for most is around one hour on the bike. So you don’t need to change your life, but you do need to stick at it, consistency is the key.

Whether the miles are logged on your daily commute, lunchtime ride, evening turbo session or weekend adventures they all count. It’s a free to enter, honesty-based challenge and the #CW5000 community will be there to motivate, celebrate and provide advice.

Every month we’re setting our CW5000 riders two challenges. Forget that big number hanging over you for a while and use these to inspire your riding.

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How it works

Sign up, Cycle, Record, Talk, Celebrate

Sign up is easy, just enter your name and email address and join us for a year of riding.

This is YOUR challenge, and you can do it however you wish. It’s about being inspired to get on your bike and going further than before, pushing yourself to try new things and reaping the benefits as your fitness improves. All miles count, both indoor and outdoor. Indoor miles will be recognised as long as you’re using a smart trainer and virtual platform or a speed sensor couple with a computer.

Whether you use a GPS, phone or computer you can record your miles on whatever ride tracking software you prefer. We accept CW mileage charts and spreadsheets. The 2021 mileage chart is printed in the January 7 issue of Cycling Weekly magazine. Once you complete the challenge you will just need to submit an image or a link to an online profile showing your annual miles, or a picture of a mileage chart.

All of your 2021 miles count, so if you sign up late do not worry. 

#cw5000 has an awesome Facebook group that will help inspire you to ride in 2021! You can get ideas, help, make friends, share your rides, arrange meet-ups or just shoot the breeze.

Everyone who embarks on this journey will become a member of the #CW5000 community and within the group, e-newsletters and Cycling Weekly magazine we will celebrate the achievements of our members.