Rapha and Strava team up again for the Festive 500 challenge

Can you/do you want to ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve? If so, sign up to the Rapha Festive 500

Credit: Rapha

The seventh edition of the Rapha Festive 500 has been announced, as the British clothing brand once again teams up with Strava to encourage people to ride 500km across eight days over Christmas.

Launched in 2010, cyclists around the world are challenged to get up off the sofa, put down the mince pies and swing a leg over their bikes.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.