Winners of the 2016 LOVETHEBIKE Challenge

On 1 September the 2016 Food Lover's Market "LOVETHEBIKE" Challenge kicked off. Participants were given 21 days to log as many rides as possible via Strava in the hopes of winning one of three 2016 FNB Wines2Whales Ride entries.

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Just like in previous editions, 2016 saw an incredible amount of "bike love" being dished out from those atop the leaderboard. Over the 21 days our 712 participants collectively tallied up some impressive figures:

  • 231 118 kilometers - that's the equivalent of cycling 5.8 times around Earth
  • 10 965 hours - which works out to 15 months non-stop on a bike
  • And they burned 6.76 million calories - approximately 2 704 pizzas or 16 902 beers
Well done to everyone who took part and especially to those who went the extra mile (literally) to secure the win in their respective categories.

 

The winners of LOVETHEBIKE 2016

 

Men Overall - Ham D Kuys
Rides: 39
Distance: 3,121.32 km
Calories: 78,710.46
Time: 119.1 hours

 

Women Overall - Sanet Coetzee
Rides: 32
Distance: 2,105.07 km
Calories: 38,861.91 Cal
Time: 79.2 hours

 

Lucky Draw - Danie van Zyl
(6000 calories or more)
Rides: 12
Distance: 388.34 km
Calories: 12,118.70 Cal
Time: 15.0 hours

 

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13 Comments

Comments

Skubarra, Sep 23 2016 01:14

Now Vinnige Fanie winning this thing had the makings of a good friday thread!

 

But well done to the winners,

 

insane...

xero7, Sep 23 2016 01:42

I think I won the lucky draw ;)

dirtypot, Sep 23 2016 01:56

*worst day ever*

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snakedoc, Sep 23 2016 02:30

Congratulations to all the winners! 

 

Things were getting heated out there towards the end.

 

Have a great ride

lerouc, Sep 23 2016 03:27

Congratz all, really thought i was in for the lucky draw prize...o well next year then.

Meezo, Sep 23 2016 03:28

:clap: :thumbup:

Slowbee, Sep 23 2016 03:30

39 rides in 21 days ? thats nuts

Meezo, Sep 23 2016 03:32

39 rides in 21 days ? thats nuts

 

not actually, i don't ride sundays, and missed 2 or 3 days with Eid and hectic rain, got 32 rides.

 

2 rides per day, to and fro work, plus 1 a weekend

Slowbee, Sep 23 2016 04:09

you can also admit that you took the long way home ....

MildlyWild, Sep 25 2016 08:30

How does one manage almost 6hrs per day for 21 days?

bodger, Sep 26 2016 08:01

How does one manage almost 6hrs per day for 21 days?

With a lot of commitment and commuting through the cape flats to work. No time spent in traffic gives you a lot more time to love your bike.

Lighthouse, Sep 26 2016 10:43

80 km's per day over 21 days? Wow!

Pure Savage, Oct 06 2016 08:04

I love how the ladies nailed it, 2nd, 3rd and 4th!