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.