CW5000 Finishers club

If you've signed up to the CW5000 and completed the distance be sure to let us know. You can email us at or post on the CW5000 Facebook page. Be sure to let us know where and when you hit the target and any other stats about your riding this year. For those who aren't close to the target, don't worry, there's still a long way to go this year.

More and more CW5000 riders are now reaching the target mileage so here is our hall of fame. If you’ve signed up to the challenge and completed the mileage, send a screen grab of your Strava profile page (or whatever mile logging tool you use) and we’ll add you to the list. Email If you’re on the list, now is your chance to download your certificate or pre-order one of the 2020 CW5000 medals. Order now and it will be sent out as soon as they arrive.

Ross Duncan

Early in April Ross Duncan became the first rider to reach 5,000 miles in 2020. Based in Dunfermline, just north of Edinburgh, he has taken part in multiple fund raising events that have seen him clock up huge mileage. “One week I did 750miles riding from Edinburgh to Harrogate then London to Edinburgh as part of a charity ride called Wounded Lions 500.”

Duncan raised around £10,000 for good causes in 2019, and when we spoke to him last week he was at it again, 151 miles in to a 240 mile ride on Zwift. This time for the Around The World in One Day challenge, raising money for charities and foundations that work with the NHS.

“When I started riding I thought I was going to do crits, road races and time trials, but I was no where near fast enough. I thought, what could I do? I needed to challenge myself. I did the Revolve 24hr race at Brands Hatch and came fourth in my first year. I’d never done anything like it before. Last year I won with 450 miles.”

Elaine Scott

Elaine Scott became the third person to hit the 5,000 mile target during a ride on May 10. The Hawick CC member has been racking up the miles in the Scottish Borders all year and taking part in the club’s informal lockdown time trials where riders cover a predetermined route and upload their ride. “It’s my first experience of taking part in time trials and I’m totally loving it especially as they have been hilly routes.

“I started cycling about two years ago after watching a time trial in which women my age were taking part and felt inspired.

“I suffered from anorexia in my 20s and 30s along with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Cycling has given me the strength and confidence to finally over come this and I’ve never been so happy healthy and fit. And I love the camaraderie and banter that comes with being a member of a club.”

Simon Hickman

Commuter extraordinaire, Simon ticked through the 5000 mile barrier on April 11. We featured him in the magazine in early March after spotting some huge rides in the Strava club between his home in Kent and his work in London. His aim is to hit 20,000 miles by the end of the year.

Corinne Black

Riding the distance of the Tour de France over 21 consecutive days during lockdown helped Corinne reach the 5,000 mile total on May 13.

Giles Cudmore

Giles ticked over 5,000 miles on June 21 after completing 216 rides gaining over 53,000m in the process. His longest ride was 73 miles, his shortest 1.86 miles. To collect some cat litter, apparently. As he said – they all count!

Alastair Flood

Alastair from Twickenham rode through the 5,000 mile barrier in June. Averaging 262 miles a week he’s now approaching 400hrs on his bike this year.

Ali Mclean

A 70 mile ride on June 19 brought Ali up to the target. Getting the miles in clearly boosted his appetite as he put 2kg on during the challenge!

Andy Singleton

Andy hit the target on June 20 with a big ride out to the Peak District with his mates.

Stephen Thompson

Stephen reached 5,000 miles on June 19 having only completed short rides for the previous three months of lockdown. Stephen’s Veloviewer infographic showed he’d don’t 299hrs of riding and been active on 141 days. His biggest ride was 79 miles.

Peter Harrison

Now aiming for 10,000 miles in 2020 Peter easily hit the target and his longest ride was only 49 miles, proving you don’t have to do massive rides to complete the challenge, but just ride regularly.

John Lunt

John hit the target on June 19. While clocking up the miles he climbed Everest 6.2 times, according to his Veloviewer infographic.

Fergus Black

Another rider to complete the mileage on June 19, Fergus is one of our most northerly riders, based near Dundee. He averages 264 miles every week.

Paul Willcox

Ex-pat Paul racked up his five thousandth mile on Amarat mountain, in Muscat. A climb made famous by the Tour of Oman.

Marko Baloh

Stephen Milner

Lincoln Allen

Dave Baxter (May 24)

Richard Reynolds

Ian Ransom (June 19)

Gavin Stewart

Barrie Morris (April 23)

Richard Aspinall

Tom Portsmouth (May 31) Rayner Foundation rider

Alan Steele (June 12)

John Walkden

Luke Holmes (June 27)

Paul Watkins

William Taylor (June 29)

Justin Howe

Stephen Copeland

Stuart Almedia (June 21)

David Swait (June 30)

Richard Ellis (June 28)

Ryan McGlen (June 29)

Andy Bell (June 29)

Adrian Lauchlan (June 27)

Gary Barnes (May 9)

Jonathan Douglass

John Richardson

Richard Maplethorpe (June 30)

Russell Carson (June 25)

Matthew Grant (June)

Mike Edge (July 2)

Colin Harris (July 8)

Nick Mannerings (July 10)

Andras Vigh (July 11)

Mark Fairhead (July 16)

Stephen Moore (July 16)

Mark Skinner

James Powell (August 8)

Paul Shoesmith (July 14)

Rob Hales

Roger Howells 

Chris White

Ken Howarth

Tim Steel

Mark Chappell (Aug 6)

Philip Drew 

Martin Power

Andy Drake

Nick Mannerings

Gareth Olley (July 25)

Peter Robinson

Graham Hughes

Filomena Gomes (Aug 1)

Ned Newlin

Pedro Nogo

Claire Geary (Aug 12)

Tom Niersbach

Jim Purvis

Ian Smith

Venessa Croft

David DesRoches

Robert Welham

Alex Jalland

Adam Garner

John Jackson

Peter Hearnden

Emma Whitehouse

Philip Taylor (Aug 11)

Stu Tomlinson

Jonathan Newbould

Paul Duncan

Ray Racher

Charlie Pilkington

Iain Clark

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Mac Macdonald

Peter Farnley

Ian Marshall

Keith Scott

Chris Baird

Kt Hamer

Paul Weston

Phil Canale

Greg Hibbert

Mike Edwards

Roy Henderson (Aug 19)

Paul Curtis

Ian Long

Steve Brown

Stacey Larkin

Richard Windsor

Gethin Howells (Aug 12)

Dave Cox

Christopher Walsh

Danny Mitchell

Phil Canale

Joe Endersby

Cindy Mok

John Binczyk

Anthony Snyman

Robert Wells

Stephen Potter

Andy Medhurst

Gareth Buften

Phil Brookes

Jason Taylor

Marc Akuczonek

Mark Taylor (Aug 16)

Darryl Urquhart-Dixon

Graham Moss

Keith Chant

Gary Dowthwaite

Ian Fraser

Jonathan Stein (Aug 30)

Marcus Mcquillan

Paul Todd

Matt Dowse

Robert Walker

Gerry Burnham

Philip Allen (Aug 20)

Andrew Bruans

Alan Silver (August 3)

John Peaston

Steven Jones (September 03)

Eddy Loftus

Lew Lawton

Ali Bartlam

Nick Webber (August 19)

Lisa Dawes 

Tony Jones

Tom Kinealy

Jenny Goddard

Chris North

Andy Taylor

Juan Mangas-Sanchez

Keith Houghton 

Martin King (September 04)

Paul Carter (September 04)

Steve Gabriel

Joey Acuff

Srđan Brković

Ronnie Cowen

Anthony Rix

Anthony Jones

Barry Allchin

Nick Q Simmons

Kevin Twist

Neil Thomas

Polly Weasel

Sasha Sivoronova

Luke Gyde (September 08)

Quentin Summerfield (September 13)

Wendy Lawson

George Williams

Steve Wagner

Bill Pearce

Andy Knapton (August 27)

Mark Thornton

Anne Wilson

David Fuller (28 August)

Bill Alexander

Tom Macfarlane

John geddes (September 14)

Peter Sweeney (September 12)

Stefan Klincewicz (September 14)

Mark Pritchard

Rob Davidson

Mike Judge

Lee Dunworth (September 13)

Mike Buckhurst

Chris Bean

Tracy Ligema

Elizabeth Barr

Emilio Romano-Diaz

Jan Darnell (September 16)

Mark Nowak

Kevin Smith (September 21)

Andy Parkes (September 20)

Simon Burton

Martin Carr

Alex Graham (September 22)

Gordon McKinlay (September 17)

James Glendinning

Paul Merckx (September 27)

James Luscombe

Howard Smith (September 28)

Gary Williams

Dean Rollings (September 21)

Ricky Yuen (September 29)

Chris Henderson 

Nick O’Connell

Timothy Rand

Stephen Rowe (September 30)

Marcin Figlus (September 13)

Paul Todd

Geoff Carter

Gary Boothroyd

Paul McCormack

Alistair Johnston

Ian Miller (September 28)

Helen Collard

Simon Trace

Gavin Vest

Chris Goddard

Phil Hatton

Peter Sanderson

Brian Foster (September 30)

Ian Nelson

Debbie Henderson

John Coates

Philip Parsley

Peter Aldred

Katherine Stalham

Jan & Malcolm Craven

Steven E. Hornstein (September 16)

Lesley McCondach

Paul Snow

Matthew Blaxall

Scott Hayworth

Stephen Catling

Steve Cockram

Marty Kent

Stephen Clayton (October 10)

Simon Watson (October 11)

Tony Curtis

David Howarth (October 11)

Steve Cockram

Stephe Fletcher

Fred Klehm

Peter Salkus (August 23)

David Orledge (October 13)

David Phillips

Lindsay Colman-Weller

Ken Atkinson

Phil Hatton

Steve Gabriel

Mark Read

Stuart Hambling

Michel Bracké

John Griffiths

David Saleem

You can join the CW5000 challenge at any point in the year and include all your miles from January 1. Sign up is free and will entitle you to enter some of your monthly competitions.