Have you ridden every road in your town?

CW5000 January challenges to keep you riding through the toughest month of the year.

CW5000 January Challenges
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Are you ready to do it all over again? I hope so. Starting a 5,000 mile ride challenge from scratch on January 1st will seem daunting to some, but as someone once said, a bicycle ride around the world starts with a single pedal stroke. 

Our monthly challenges are here to motivate and inspire you along the way. Designed to test different aspects of riding from discovery to distance, climbing to time in the saddle, the idea is that they help you along to the 5,000 mile total that right now is a long way off for everyone.

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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.