To be the Bike Beans Best Winter All Rounder (BAR), you will need to be ride strongly though the cold months over a range of short (10 miles), middling (25 miles) and longer distances (50 miles). All riders who complete the challenge get an aggregate time on the race leaderboard will be entered into a random prize draw to win a Bike Beans prize.
Plus each time you achieve a time standard target you will be rewarded with one of these medals that will sit proudly on your profile page.
Gold - Finish in under 4 hours 43 minutes (18.0 MPH)
Silver - Finish in under 5 hours 40 minutes (15.0 MPH)
Bronze - Finish in under 6 hours 59 minutes (12.2 MPH)
Please note this challenge excludes indoor/turbo rides. Ride responsibility - see terms & conditions below for more details.
1. Join this race for FREE by clicking the “join” link above (you’ll need to be a registered member – click here to sign up if you’re not already a member)
2. Go for a ride, covering one or more of the specified race distances. You must complete all 3 distances to get a time on the challenge leaderboard. You can ride any route (except downhill routes) at any time you like.
If you complete a longer distance than the specified race distance our computer system will calculate what your race distance time would have been. So, for example, if you log 100 miles completed in 500 mins, your 50 mile time will be calculated as 250 mins. This is the time that will be displayed in the race leaderboard.
3. Login to Bike Beans and Log your rides by midnight GMT 29th Feb 2015
There are a number of ways you can log runs. Download the Bike Beans mobile training app for iPhone and sync your run directly to your Velozone training diary; Upload an activity directly from a Garmin device or upload a GPX, TCX, .FIT or Polar .HRM file. Manually log an activity - You will need to specify the distance you completed and your time. If you have mapped the route you rode, you can also add this to your logged activity.
We’re aware that it’s possible to cheat if activities are logged manually but there's not much point in cheating - you’re only cheating yourself by putting down a faster time than you actually completed. Plus, where podium prizes are available, all applicable winners will need to be able to verify their time to qualify for a prize (the easiest way to do this is to use one of the other logging methods described above that involve uploading a GPS verified activity).
4. Share all your progress and updates from the challenges on Facebook and Twitter using the #bikebeans hashtag.
5. Keep visiting the challenges section on Bike Beans to see how you’re progressing on the challenge leaderboard and to read race news & updates.
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 riders 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, Bike Beans and TDL Digital 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.
Bike Beans reserves the right to query or ignore any entries that it believes contain falsified data. This challenge excludes indoor cycling (aka turbo). All activities must be logged by midnight GMT 29 Feb 2015. For all other standard terms and conditions, click here.