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

Glendhu Bay to Treble Cone (May 11 – 17)

Ride from Glendhu Mountain bike Park near Wanaka to the Treble Cone ski field turnoff and back.

This 17.3 km ride was filmed on a sunny summer day and incorporates stunning mountain and lake scenery including views of Mount Aspiring in the distance.

glendhu bay profile

17.01km218m00:41:00
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Riga (May 18 – 24)

Enjoy a leisurely ride around Riga, the capital of Latvia with FulGaz founder, Mike Clucas. He’ll take you through the cobbled old city, parks, bike path along the Daugava River and past monuments, new and old

riga profile

22.08km64m00:55:00
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Le Petit Tour de Bleu Grass (May 25 – 31)

This ride is the one-way version of a circuit Fulgaz ride (Le Tour de Bleu Grass). It goes from the tiny but quaint hamlet of Midway to Versailles. The same beautiful scenery and most of the challenging bits; perfect for a one hour workout. You will pass through more horse farms than you can count and make a quick detour to Woodford Reserve Distillery on your way to VerSALES.

Le Petit Tour Profile

 

28.47km299m01:02:00
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Tour of Gettysburg National Battlefield Park (June 1 – 7)

Gettysburg National Battlefield Park is the site of the three-day pivotal battle in the American Civil War. 160,000 troops of the Northern and Southern armies fought suffering 50,000 casualties. The ride starts near the Sachs Covered Bridge, and soon passes President Eisenhower’s farm where he met with many world leaders during his terms.

Tour of Gettysburg Profile

 

17.65km188m00:37:00
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Zuger Lake Sunset (June 8 – 14)

On the first section we are riding south towards the Rigi mountain, easily visible with its characteristic slope and the tower on top. We pass the town of Walchwil and enter Arth where we turn West and towards the Rigi which is now looming large in front of us.  Eventually we enter Cham, and follow the bike path to Zug where our ride ends at the Katastrophenbucht, with the lake fountain in sight.

Zugar Profile

 

32.97km193m01:012:00
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Cattolica To Pesaro (June 15 – 21)

A scenic ride around some mighty fine Italian roads!

Cattalica profile

 

27.4km445m01:08:00
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Chablis (June 22 – 28)

A ride through glorious rolling Burgundy countryside on a warm sunny evening taking in some exceptional views and small old villages before ending with a well deserved glass of Chablis in its town of origin.

Cablis Profile

25.09km359m00:58:00
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Ride of the Falling Leaves (June 29 – July 5)

An autumn ride out into the countryside from Kirkcaldy. Mostly rolling roads through farmland but there is one slow section through woods on a path. A couple of rises but no major climbs.

Falling Leaves Ride Profile

24.13km226m00:53:00
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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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