Join the Cycling Weekly 5000-mile challenge and let us motivate you to keep riding throughout 2021.


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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Sign up

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 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 which 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 the 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.

#CW5000 for the challenge

Taking part in the #CW5000 challenge is a great way of adding purpose to your training and keeping you motivated. It can also help you accomplish something you didn’t think you could, get fit, and make new friends, or raise money for your favourite charity.

5000 miles in one year is no easy feat, but it is achievable. You don’t need to change your life but you do need to stick at it. Be inspired to ride in 2020.

#CW5000 for health

The benefits of regular cycling include weight-loss, improved mental health, increased muscle mass, reduced risks of dementia, heart disease and cancer, better lung health, sleep and brainpower. There ares just a few reasons to sign up to #CW5000 and get riding.

Spend around 1.5 hours a day cycling and not only will you smash the 5000-mile barrier in the next 12 months, you’ll also give your body the best tune-up it’s ever had. Cycling is one of the best possible ways to get active and become healthier. It’s free, simple and easy to fit around your daily routine.

With well over 1,000 members, the CW5000 Facebook group is the best place to share your rides, photos, encouragement and more. Join the private group to find like minded riders whose enthusiasm will help you through the challenge this year.


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