RISE. By Uwe Koetter.

Photo credit: Mark Sampson

In celebration of 51 years as South Africa’s leading bespoke jeweller, Uwe Koetter launched the RISE virtual cycling challenge during June.

The Challenge

The virtual challenge takes place over six months – between July and November 2019 – with all non-professional riders welcome. Riders are challenged to achieve the greatest weighted elevation over this period with the winner taking away bragging rights as well as his or her share of more than R51 000 in prizes.

The virtual challenge format allows users from across the country to participate with entries from over seven provinces received to date.

To compete in the challenge, riders simply need to complete the entry form at https://uwekoetter.com/rise-the-challenge/#entry-form and connect their Strava® accounts.

The Formula

Weighted elevation is calculated by dividing personal bests achieved between July and November 2019 by personal bests achieved over the same period a year earlier. The result is referred to as the multiplier as is limited to two.

The total elevation achieved by each rider is multiplied by the result calculated above to achieve a weighted elevation.

Details on the challenge can be found at https://uwekoetter.com/rise-the-challenge while an up to the minute leader board is available at www.rise-the-challenge.com/leaderboard.php