Strava have just announced another challenge to take place in November. The BMC 79 Mile Challenge. This from the Strava web site.
This September, BMC Pro Team rider Philippe Gilbert won the 79th running of the UCI World Road Cycling Championships with a trademark attack in the final kilometers up the decisive Cauberg climb.
To honor that huge accomplishment, BMC is challenging you to go out and complete a ride of 79 miles (or greater) in one day.
Pick your favorite long training ride, prep your bike, fill up some bottles, maybe even sport a little bit of Belgian red/yellow/black, and push yourself to make it happen!
Note: The Challenge is to complete a single ride of 79 miles (or greater) in one 24 hour period. You have a three day window to make this happen and can make multiple attempts. Manual entries will not count towards your Challenge effort, nor will trainer rides.
So, given it is a month away, who would like to take in the wonders of the Shoalhaven area and complete the challenge in a ride I am planning? The ride will take place on Sat 17th November, starting at Culburra Beach.
Here is the proposed route.
If you are interested, leave a comment below and I will see if we can get this ride happening.