How the CW5000 inspired riders through 2020

Last year thousands of riders took on Cycling Weekly’s challenge of riding 5,000 miles in 2020, some made it, some didn’t but they all got something from it. Vern Pitt spoke to some of those that took it on about how it benefited them and their riding and got some tips on how you too can complete the challenge.

Gethin Howells -  The gravel enthusiast

Howells bought his first road bike 13 years ago to train for mountain biking then realised he was much better on the road than the dirt. The cardiac physiologist and third cat racer decided to do the CW5000 because “I like figures, i like a target”. 

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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.