CW5000 2023 Finishers club

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2023 CW5000 finishers club
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Catherine Allen was the first rider to complete the CW5000 challenge in 2023. She has regularly been one of our first finishers but this year took the honours by some distance and hit the target two days earlier than 2022. Allen, a former competitive marathon runner, is up and on her turbo early every morning before work and regularly clocks up big miles. 

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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.