Jo and Dave Barlow were feeling a bit bored and decided that they needed a challenge to get back out on their bikes. They anticipated that other club members may be feeling the same and that’s when their idea of a virtual challenge developed.
To cycle around the UK and maybe a bit more.
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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!