This Strava Challenge features a Hill Climb and Time Trial.
Ride the following two Strava Segments below anytime from Thursday, 9th September to Sunday, 10th October 2021 and use Strava to record your time.
Ashhurst 13kms TT (details below if you don’t have live Strava Live Segments)
STRAVA CHALLENGE-Valley Road Climb #2
Are You In? Register now with your name and age at 10th October 2021 by text to 027 289-3444 and we will automatically update your time/s to your fastest when they appear on Strava. Also make sure you have joined the Strava Challenge Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/57147936986991
WIN one of two $50 cash Prizes, thanks to our Sponsor Carl Dickason from Industrial Automation NZ
- Register for the Challenge and ride the two segments to be in the draw to win $50 cash.
- Be the fastest in your age group and go into the draw to win a $50 cash.
- Be the fastest Male and Female for either segment THIS YEAR and get another entry into the draw above
Scoring: If two people in the same age group category are the fastest for each segment, the winner will be the person with the greatest time percentage for their segment.
Rules: No eBikes. No drafting in the time trial.
This is not an official event but an individual “Training Challenge” timed by the Strava app.
Make sure you have the Strava app downloaded to your device/phone to record your ride. If you haven’t used Strava before, you only need a smart phone which uses no data, just GPS. See this link https://www.strava.com/mobile and just ask if you need any further help.
Here’s the details on cycling at level 3 from SportNZ
Cycling is classed as “Active Recreation”
- No gathering for active recreation with people outside your bubble.
- You can travel for active recreation within your region.
- Maintain physical distancing (2 metres) with people outside your bubble.
- Activities must remain low risk and within your current abilities and don’t pick up new activities.
- Lower-risk activities only: care must be taken not to be injured and require medical care.
- No contact activity or sharing equipment with people outside your bubble.
Longer rides/runs (within your region) are ok. Although they should still be low risk and you should be self-sufficient (be able to get home without outside assistance if something goes wrong).
Mountain biking on known easy trails for experienced mountain bikers is permitted (not grade 3 or above).
18/08/2021 COVID-19 Update
New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4.
In line with government recommendations, no organised rides or events are permitted under Level 4 restrictions. Those wishing to train during this time must do so in accordance with Level 4 restrictions. For information about Play, Active Recreation and Sport at Alert Level 4 click here.
For more information about Alert Level 4 please visit the Unite Against Covid-19 webpage here.
Kiwi track cyclist Campbell Stewart left everything on the track as he chased down a silver medal in the late stages of the omnium at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Palmerston North rider won silver in the omnium at the Tokyo Games on Thursday night, perfectly timing his run in the points race, the last race of the four-leg omnium, to secure his first Olympic medal.
Read more on Stuff
Le Tour starts this weekend.
Are you running a fantasy cycling team?
Here are a couple of globally popular fantasy leagues to choose from and one NZ based league
The official Le Tour fantasy cycling league
VeloGames – A very popular league
A Christchurch based local league