Final two CW5000 challenges for 2022

The fun never stops with a bonus challenge thrown in for good measure this December

CW5000 challenges
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

As we pedal toward the end of the year I have to admit to already be thinking about 2023. Looking at my time off work around Christmas and new year and thinking about the riding I can do to start to get in good shape for next year. Spoiler alert, it never happens. My Christmas period is dictated almost entirely by family events and riding gets pushed down the list of priorities.

What will be your focus? Cramming the last few miles in to try and reach the 5,000 mark and join the CW5000 finishers, simply surviving winter, or maybe you'll take some time off the bike. Whatever you do, enjoy it. 

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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.