BikeRadar Diaries #4: Training for the Festive 500 & Joe’s new Scott Scale RC 900 World Cup

The boys face 500km of riding between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

Christmas is all about eating, drinking, and being merry, right?


The guys get training for their next big challenge: the Festive 500

Not for these guys. In the latest episode of BikeRadar Diaries, Joe and Reuben head out head out for a tough training ride with the aim of hitting the hills hard in order to prepare for the Festive 500. As always they both have a good go at dishing out some pain to one another.

The Festive 500 is a challenge to ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Why? Why not!

Once they’ve tortured themselves on no less than six notorious climbs in the area, Joe gives us a full tour of his 2019 long-termer: a Scott Scale RC 900 World Cup. He’s got some big races planned and hopefully the Scale will be a loyal companion in 2019.

Oh, and Reuben’s sporting a very fetching Christmas jumper.


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