Rapha Alpe d’Quiz starts today
And you can sign up for the Festive 500 challenge too
Rapha’s Alpe d'Quiz starts today (4 December) and is three weeks of road racing trivia, with prizes going to a winner each day.
Rapha will award daily prizes from their current autumn/winter range and they’ll give someone a grand prize of a Rapha Race Bag and Grand Tour Shoes Bundle at the end of the three weeks. The Alpe d’Quiz runs until Christmas Eve.
If today’s first one is anything to go by, the questions are pretty easy. Get yourself along to the Rapha website to take part.
In other news from Rapha, the Festive 500 challenge will be taking place again over the Christmas holiday season. It has become an established fixture on the cycling calendar now.
The idea is simple, although actually doing it is more difficult. Essentially, Rapha and Strava are challenging you to ride 500km (about 311 miles) between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. That’s a period of eight days so you need to average 62.5km (around 39 miles) a day.
As in previous years, participants must register through Rapha and provide their Strava evidence of completion in order to get a commemorative Festive 500 woven badge.
Alongside the Festive 500, Rapha are running a photo competition for the most creative documentation of the challenge and rider style while doing it. You can enter this via Twitter, Instagram, Strava, Facebook, YouTube, personal blog or postal service. The idea is to be as imaginative as possible.
The winner gets a place on the 2014 Rapha Cent Cols Challenge. Cycle Clubs worldwide will be hosting rides, with details at rapha.cc/cycle-club.
Go to the Rapha website for all the details on the Festive 500.