The Pan American Highway challenge has seen lots of club members out riding and adding their miles together.
This week we have had 54 members riding 2,728 miles in just one week !!!
We started our challenge in a town called Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska from here we have cycled through some great sounding places. Here’s just a few Coldfoot, Livengood, Moose Creek (top picture), Dot Lake, Beaver Creek, Whitehorse (centre picture), Chickens Neck Mountain Ecological Reserve, and are now finishing the week in Vancouver (bottom picture). Go on get the map out and take a look.
There is still plenty of time to join us on this fun virtual challenge so join the Strava group or email/message us your daily miles and we can add you in. Open to all club members and their families. If you are on turbo trainers your miles still count
Here are a few pics from this week’s adventures. Come on join the challenge and help us reach Ushuaia in Argentina
Jo and Dave Barlow
Click here to see how you are doing.
The idea was to get as many club members back out on their bikes riding at their own pace, distance and in a safe way with regards to the current environment and we would accumulate all miles covered over the coming weeks.
There were 2 parts to the challenge – Part 1 to cycle around the UK which is approx 4,000 miles
The challenge started on Monday 27th April and in the first week we already have:
– 87 club members who have joined the challenge. Many of whom have not ridden for a while
– 230 rides have been completed by those members
– 4,316 miles have been covered
– Approx 118,000 feet of climbing has been achieved – thats 4 times the height of Everest
Part 1 of the virtual challenge has now been completed – Seaford to Seaford – 4,000 miles!
Part 2 – the coastline of the UK is 11,034 miles (using OS maps) it is not all accessible, however they plan to continue the challenge and see if 11,034 miles can be reached by Sunday 10th May.
If it can be done, it would be truly AMAZING! It has been a wonderful and fun week sharing our rides and feeling part of Cycle Seahaven in these difficult times.
The virtual challenge is open to all club members and anyone they are riding with. It also includes all miles done on turbo trainers and Zwift.
To join the fun is really easy. If you are on Strava please just request to join the Strava Group ‘Cycle around the UK’. If you are not on strava don’t worry all you need to do is send your daily miles to Jo and Dave via the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll be added manually.
We hope to reach Part 2 of this virtual challenge by Sunday, so enjoy the week ahead… and keep cycling!
The first activity, taking place at 11:00 tomorrow (Thursday 26 March), is Fingers and Thumbs, and the full calendar of activities can be found below. The full suite of games and activities can be accessed at any time here and participants can use this page to get the most out of the activities.
Using British Cycling’s HSBC UK Ready Set Ride games and activities, the daily activities will be shared through our YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels at 11:00 each day, until Friday 24 April. They are suitable for children from as young as 18 months to eight years old, and many can be done without a bike – making them perfect for indoor play.
Launched alongside the Youth Sport Trust as a tool to help parents introduce pedalling to playtime, HSBC UK Ready Set Ride is split into three stages (Prepare 2 Ride, Balance and Pedals) which provide families with all they need to support children to start cycling.
The initiative was first launched following research by YouGov which showed that a third (33%) of all children cannot ride a bike.
British Cycling Chief Executive, Julie Harrington, said:
“The coming weeks and months are clearly going to be a challenge for parents and kids alike, but through our daily activities I really hope that we can help families to have fun and stay active together.
“While it’s true that the fabric of our sport – from elite racing to kids coaching – faces a period of unprecedented difficulty, I’m absolutely determined to ensure that we use the tools we do have at our disposal to make a difference wherever we can.”
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:
“It is vital that we all take personal responsibility during these unprecedented times and play our part in helping to mitigate the impact on children of losing organised sport and activity both inside and outside of school.
“At a home level, it’s a really important moment to help parents manage children with lots of energy. Get them active for 20 minutes every couple of hours. Make sure they get their 60 active minutes a day. Being active is going to reduce their chances of being unwell. It will help them with remote learning. It will improve their concentration and it will make them feel better. It will help make being in the home a more pleasant and positive experience for everybody in the family.”
Luke Harper, Head of British Cycling Partnership at HSBC UK, said:
“The HSBC UK Ready Set Ride activities are perfect for indoor playtime or in the garden, and you don’t even need a bike to get started.
“The initiative is free to use for all, and is a tried and tested way to get your kids up and running on two wheels.”
|Thursday 26th March||Fingers and Thumbs|
|Friday 27th March||Steady as You Go|
|Monday 30th March||Swipe and Swap|
|Tuesday 31st March||Jump|
|Wednesday 1st April||Step it Up|
|Thursday 2nd April||Twist and Pass|
|Friday 3rd April||Stamp and Slide|
|Monday 6th April||Wibble Wobble|
|Tuesday 7th April||Scoot, Stride and Glide|
|Wednesday 8th April||Speed it Up, Slow it Down|
|Thursday 9th April||Box the Lot|
|Friday 10th April||Criss Cross|
|Monday 13th April||Dot to Dot|
|Tuesday 14th April||I Spy|
|Wednesday 15th April||Limbo|
|Thursday 16th April||Pedal and Glide|
|Friday 17th April||Zig Zags|
|Monday 20th April||Corner Explorer|
|Tuesday 21st April||Pedal and Limbo|
|Wednesday 22nd April||Foot Down|
|Thursday 23rd April||Ups and Downs|
|Friday 24th April||Wave and Go, Figure it Out|
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