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The Giro Triple

Created By
CW.CC
Sport
Cycling
Challenge Start
04 May 2014
Challenge End
01 Jun 2014
Challenge
Total Distance
Members
211
Group Type
Challenge
Country
United Kingdom

Take on three of the longest stages of this year’s Giro. Overall, that’s a total distance of 714km to conquer and there’s achievement badges to be won along the way. Complete the distance and you’ll get an entry into a prize draw to win a pair of sunglasses provided by sponsors, Decathlon UK.

Our latest challenge comes inspired by the first grand tour of the year, the Giro d’Italia.

We’re asking you to take on three distances of the longest stages of this year’s race; that’s stage two at 218km, stage six at 247km and stage 11 at 249km. Overall, that’s a total distance of 714km to conquer and you’ve got until the end of May to do it. Complete the distance and you’ll get an entry into the prize draw to win a pair of Orao Bislett sunglasses provided by sponsors, Decathlon UK.  

There’s also a chance to get a bonus name in the hat, by taking on an extra 164km, the average distance of a stage at this year’s Giro. 

How to get going...

  1. Sign up or Log-in to CW.CC
  2. Click the “join” button above 
  3. Upload all your rides between May 4 and June 1
  4. Check back here to see how you’re doing

A few more things to know...

Time in the saddle is all that counts

It doesn’t matter if you ride fast and hard on tough terrain or take it easy along the tow paths. All that matters is the time you spend in the saddle. We do it this way, so everyone’s got a chance, not just the super fit or talented among us.

Logging rides            

There are a number of ways you can log rides

  1. Use the RiTMO Ride Tracking iPhone App – record your ride and sync wirelessly with CW.CC
  2. Upload a ride directly from your Garmin device – plug in your Garmin and away you go
  3. Sync with your Nike plus account 
  4. Export and upload a GPX, TCX, FIT or Polar HR file from your favourite app or device. Most GPS devices and smartphone apps let you export rides in one or more of these file types so chances are you can carry on using your favourite.

Cheating is bad for the soul

Cheating is pretty easy to spot, so if the temptation of skulduggery flashes before you, be strong and resist. You stand to gain nothing apart from the opprobrium of your fair-minded cycling companions. Besides we all know cheating is bad for the soul. 

Be safe and courteous

We know we don’t need to say it but we’re going to say it anyway: ride safely and courteously when out and about and do your best to keep it nice and friendly on the discussion board.

Terms & Conditions

By joining this challenge, you acknowledge and accept that it will entail physically challenging activities and some of the techniques featured in the challenge may be suitable for advanced runners only.  Individuals participating in the challenge do so at their own risk and anyone under the age of 18 should be supervised by a responsible adult.  Participants must seek medical advice if they have any injuries or medical conditions. Protective & appropriate clothing should be worn at all times.  Participants must obey all traffic controls and signage whilst undertaking the challenge and are solely responsible for ensuring that they comply with all applicable traffic laws.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, IPC Media Limited and Training Diaries Limited exclude any and all liability to participants or any third parties arising out of or in connection with an individual’s participation in this challenge. 

Cycling Weekly reserves the right to query or ignore any entries that it believes contain falsified data. All activities must be logged by midnight GMT 01 June 2014. For all other standard terms and conditions, click here.