500 kilometres. Eight days. December 24-31. A tradition like no other. Join us for the world’s favourite festive cycling challenge.
Sign up on Strava
Join thousands of fellow riders around the world and sign up to the challenge on Strava to make things official. Those that go the full distance and post their progress on Strava will receive a special digital badge to commemorate their achievement, a 20% off code to spend at Rapha, and entry into a prize draw to win a Cannondale road bike and a US$1,000 Rapha voucher.
WINTER RIDING ESSENTIALS
Riding 500km in eight days is no mean feat at any time of the year, but the festive season can make it doubly hard. Make sure you’re ready for whatever conditions you’re faced with this year with our winter riding essentials.
The latest iteration of our Festive 500 collection includes a range of items to commemorate this year’s event. As a nod to the reward found in great personal effort, this special edition design is inspired by bright lights banishing darkness.
Whether you’re looking for dedicated ride partners during the challenge or some pre-event training pals, sign up to ride with your local Clubhouse – on the RCC app or using the links below – and share the road.
SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVE 500
Every year, as part of our Spirit of the Festive 500 awards, riders commemorate their kilometres in a range of clever and creative ways. From posters to pastries, scented candles to storyboards, we celebrate these mementos with a range of prizes.