Join Band of Climbers this summer for one of the toughest group rides you'll ever ride. Why are they tough? Because every ride will pack in a MINIMUM of 2200m of elevation (7217ft), with as many steep climb as we can find.
Band of Climbers ambassador Ed Laverack is celebrating reaching 10,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, by climbing 10,000m of elevation on Zwift on Saturday 13th of March. You can ride with him, and if you complete the full 10,000m of elevation, you could win one of 5 x £100 gift vouchers to spend on our website.
The Band of Climbers Elevation Club. Join a global community of riders who love to climb, to push themselves to ride higher, steeper and further across all terrains. Earn reward points called metres, and the more metres you gain, the more the more the rewards you'll receive.
Friend of Band of Climbers and extreme product tester, @grimpeur (Dean Madden STRAVA) this weekend completed a two year goal, to ride 100 separate 100 mile rides in a calendar year. In fact, he achieved his goal inside 11 months, after narrowly missing out in 2019.
Europe's toughest sportive just got tougher. Switzerland's Tour des Stations is back for 2021, with an even tougher route for the Ultrafondo. So tough in fact, that it climbs the same elevation as Mount Everest, in a 242km course.
One Man. One Climb. One Goal. The climb of Lysebotn in Norway is one of Europe's most beautiful, climbs, it's also one of Europe's best kept secrets. This is a story about one man's mission to take the Strava KOM
This September, complete the Band of Climbers September Summits Challenge, and unlock a £40* discount code to spend on Band of Climbers apparel or gifts. Complete any ride with over 2000m of climbing, and the code is yours.
Packing over 3000m (over 10,000ft) of elevation into just 100km of riding can be relatively common in the Alps or Dolomites. That can be achieved with 2 or 3 long climbs. But in the UK, it's almost unheard of. That is unless you live in Sheffield, and your name is Mark.
Back in May, during a dark and depressing Lockdown across most of the world, Band of Climbers launched our 100km challenge. A route planning/riding challenge that asked you to plot a route or ride with a maximum distance of 100km. The challenge was to pack in as much elevation into the route as you could, without the route overlapping itself, crossing over, repeating the same roads, or doubling back on itself.