Although our weekly Strava Club will usually have one winner, this week, to kick things off, we’ll have three! There will usually be one $50 Winner, but this week, we’ll have a $50, $25, and $10 Winner.
Congratulations to Brendan Byatt for a huge effort last week with an individual ride over 270km and 7687m of climbing in one week, we have to congratulate Brendan on his massive effort. A $50 Voucher is yours.
He and five others knocked Cell Stanmore’s Panda Pantani off the podium with his humble 342km total.
Congratulations to Ian Butler for being last week’s Distance Leader with 425.51km ridden! A $25 Voucher is headed your way.
Congratulations to Gordo Brewster for an equally consistent effort coming in 3rd for Distance, 2nd for Longest Ride, and 2nd for Climing! Well done mate. A $10 Voucher is yours.
Now remember, each week’s total finishes at the end of Sunday. So commuters beware, the weekend warriors will jump up the ranks over the weekend!
Please note, prizes are awarded to riders based on many factors, including great efforts, personal achievements, most improved and other factors.
Personal milestones and rides that inspire others are all in the running, feel free to share with the rest of the club if you’ve reached a personal goal or found an inspirational ride that you would recommend to others. Simply make a post in the Club’s discussion section.
Please contact Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your Promotion Code Vouchers.
What Is Strava?
STRAVA is a madly addictive app that has cyclists battling to be the virtual king of the road. Strava is changing the way you ride!
Strava, a website and app, has brilliantly tapped the power of GPS to change the way millions ride. Strava turns your solo or group rides into a real-life computer game.
Strava works by allowing cyclists to upload rides recorded via its smartphone app or any GPS bike computer such as Garmin. Routes, be they 5km commutes or 100km+ rides are mapped alongside times and data such as power output. Members may follow each other and create “segments”, turning stretches of road into virtual race tracks.
If a route takes in a segment, Strava automatically ranks the rider’s time. The cyclist with the best time wins King of the Mountain (KOM), a name taken from the Tour de France, where pros fight to be awarded the polka-dot jersey for best climber.
Strava gives you a ‘virtual locker room’ where you can share workouts among friends.
Strava fans say: “A bunch of grown men trying to compare where they stand seemed like a silly thing to do,” “But then you get into it and realise how much fun it is and what it adds to your riding. You use it to find key climbs if you go somewhere new. If a friend does a long ride somewhere, I get an alert and can send them a note saying well done.”
Another Strava fan says: “It allows you to track your progress and see how you compare with others without having to go through the formal or scary racing process,” “I definitely try to beat other cyclists and the first time I got KOM I pretty much danced around the house.”