Weekly Challenge

Each week, FulGaz super user, John Hallas selects a route from our collection of 2000+ rides for you to test your legs against.

This is a free series and is all about having a little bit of fun. You can view the leaderboard below, or post your time on John’s post in the FulGaz riders Facebook group. 

The same rules apply that were announced on the first day of the challenge.. “this is for enjoyment, no prizes, just a bit of fun.” – John Hallas

 

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UPCOMING WEEKLY CHALLENGES

BAILEY ISLAND (FEB 10 - FEB 16)

Starting near Dyer Corner and heading out on Rte 123, this ride takes a left on Mountain Road and then a right on Rte 24, crosses Orrs Island and then crosses on to Bailey Island over a nationally historical architectural Cribstone bridge which was built without cement in the 1920s, designed to withstand the tides and winds of Maine. The ride terminates at Lands End on Bailey Island. There are views of Maine’s coastline and coves throughout.

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22.25km
DISTANCE
00:47:09
DURATION
280m
ELEVATION

IPSWICH TO OTLEY LOOP (FEB 17 - FEB 23)

A lovely evening ride in the Suffolk sunshine on the outskirts of Ipswich. Go through the tight downhill turn at Tuddenham then follow the undulating country roads through Culpho, Grundisburgh and Clopton. Then up the dog leg Castle Mound at Otley, from where it's mostly downhill, through the wonderful evening vista to Henley. After that it's on to Westerfield and then a slight uphill to Colchester Rd and the newly-installed bollards of doom, which nobody likes (even cyclists) and will never be spoken of again.

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28.85km
DISTANCE
1:17:31
DURATION
184m
ELEVATION

MIRABEAU TO PERTUIS (FEB 24 - MAR 1)

Ride on a late summer afternoon from Mirabeau, famous for its castle, along rolling roads towards Pertuis.

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19.127km
DISTANCE
1:01:05
DURATION
264m
ELEVATION

MAINE HILLS IN AUTUMN (MAR 2 - MAR 8)

This ride starts out on the shores of Tripp Pond, climbs a local favourite, White Oak Hill, then proceeds on typically quiet rural roads of the foothills of Western Maine. Filmed in Autumn, it provides both a scenic ride and a decent workout!

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17.21km
DISTANCE
00:42:07
DURATION
351m
ELEVATION

ABOUT JOHN HALLAS

John Hallas has a staggering 1000+ rides on FulGaz, using the app as one of his primary sources of activity over the last few years to stay fit and motivated for outdoor riding.

Now in his mid-60s, John only took up cycling when he turned 60, having previously been a runner for most of his life as an athlete.

Hailing from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England, John describes himself as “a keen cyclist, both indoor and outdoor who enjoys training for the sake of training rather than as a means of achieving an objective.”

You can find out more about John and his riding adventures on his blog, Sixty Plus Time Trialling.

 

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