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It's the Aussies versus the world - who can log the most hours next week?...

Those aussies, eh? Nothing they like more than taking on the world. And Wade from the very excellent Cycling Tips has been in touch to let us know of a challenge he's running on Strava next week.

"It's called the FebFifteen," he says. "I basically want to motivate people to get on their bikes and ride 15 hours (or more) next week. To add to the competitive element, this is not just a personal challenge - but a group challenge. It will be Australia's hours versus the rest of The World. We're the only ones arrogant enough to have this concept in Cricket, so why not here?"

Obviously over in the Antipodes Summer's drawing to a close but it's still nice and light and warm, whereas here in blighty we're all still digging out our thickest overshoes and setting off in the dark. Hey ho. Anyway, you need to log 15 hours next week to get your badge, no mean feat. And Cycling Tips will be adding up all the Aussie and rest-of-the-world miles to see who gets bragging rights.

To sign up, head to the Strava challenge page. If you're tweeting about your rides, use the hastag #febfifteen. Let's sock it to the Aussies, eh?

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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qwerky [184 posts] 3 years ago
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The US has the biggest representation on Strava by quite a long way, how on earth do the Aussies think they can ride more cumulative hours?

Anyway; http://app.strava.com/athletes/qwerky

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 3 years ago
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you're underestimating just how competitive they are over there  1

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cidermart [488 posts] 3 years ago
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Well stupidity got the better of me and I have signed up  4

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dbb [34 posts] 3 years ago
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and the funny thing is that Wade is actually Canadian  7

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David Arthur @d... [672 posts] 3 years ago
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15 hours in this weather? Hmm...

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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YES, something I might be able to achieve....I'll be logging lots of hours that weekend with the Burgess Hill spring time classic sportive  4

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Leviathan [1865 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

spring time

Good luck with that.

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stuke [335 posts] 3 years ago
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I put my name down and then remembered that the missus is away next weekend so I'm babysitting - that'll be 15 hours in 5 days for me then!!

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pwake [374 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm accessing Strava from the States and this challenge does not appear on the Challenge page, even if I use the link above.
Looks like those bloody Aussies have rigged it!!
Australia vs The World (but not all the World, actually)  7

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cidermart [488 posts] 3 years ago
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pwake wrote:

I'm accessing Strava from the States and this challenge does not appear on the Challenge page, even if I use the link above.
Looks like those bloody Aussies have rigged it!!
Australia vs The World (but not all the World, actually)  7

Having drunk, worked and played Rugby with many Australians they have already won this as the world revolves around them does it not??  3

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captain_slog [334 posts] 3 years ago
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It doesn't seem like a lot until you sit down with pencil and paper to work it out and realise it comes to almost two hours a day.

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cidermart [488 posts] 3 years ago
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captain_slog wrote:

It doesn't seem like a lot until you sit down with pencil and paper to work it out and realise it comes to almost two hours a day.

Sorry mate I think you need to sit back down and work that out again  3

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sodit [90 posts] 3 years ago
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captain_slog wrote:
It doesn't seem like a lot until you sit down with pencil and paper to work it out and realise it comes to almost two hours a day.

Sorry mate I think you need to sit back down and work that out again
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2.15 hours per day actually

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