First three riders complete CW5000 challenge

Three riders have ridden 5,000 miles with Ross Duncan once again the first to hit the distance, doing so in just 72 days.

Over three days in March, three riders completed the CW5000 challenge. All three have made good use of their turbos, with two of them logging all their miles at home. We've spoken to all three of them to find out a little more about what motivated them to get the challenge done so quickly.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.