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Steve Drake is raising money for Home-Start Bradford District

Virtual Everesting

Event date: 10th December 2020

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Total raised so far

£275 by 14 supporters

+£0 Offline donations

My story

Back in May I had a pretty bad fall of my bike and broke my left wrist and right hand, so in order to keep my fitness I took to Zwifting.

I live in a super hilly area so not keeping up with fitness during injury time can make it hard to get back on the bike, no one wants to be that big lad at the back

Normally we have lots of mountain bike events throughout the year and these are really good for motivation, but due to the 19 thing all these events have been cancelled or postponed. I was meant to be doing a 24 hour mountain bike race in October so thankfully that’s been postponed until the warmer months

So… what to do for motivation? That I can do on the indoor bike? Why not try riding the height of Everest in one sitting?? That sounds easy enough. Apparently it only takes 16 hours ?

On the 10th of December I will be riding the height of Everest in one session on Zwift.

My Indoor trainer simulates gradient and it has things like gears, so apart from the weather it should be about the same as doing it outdoors.

The rules are

• Elevation gain must total at least 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) – the height of Mt. Everest.

• The ride must be made up of hill repeats of a single climb.

• There is no time limit, and you can take breaks – but don’t go to sleep. The ride must be finished in one activity. Breaks count toward your total time, so manage them carefully.

• A controllable smart trainer with the gradient difficulty set to 100% (maximum) is required. You’ll have to feel that hill!

• Your Zwift profile weight must be accurate as of the day of your vEveresting.

• Record and save your activity data both on Zwift and on a bike computer. Also take screenshots throughout your ride as evidence.

• Upload the finished ride

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My updates

3 weeks ago

To complete this challenge I will need to climb one hill in Zwift about 8.5 times, I tried doing the hill once last night .. lets just say it was harder than I thought...

Steve Drake is fundraising for

Home-Start Bradford District

Charity number: 1090435

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11 hours ago

Chris Foster


5 days ago


Go Steve!!


5 days ago

Mark Holden


5 days ago

Kathy & Steve

Good luck Steve


2 weeks ago

Alex and Liz

That's some serious climbing Dr Drake, make sure you have your weetabix!


2 weeks ago

David Hasselhoff


2 weeks ago

Christine Gaffey

Go Steve!!!!


2 weeks ago


Wear a hat! It will be cold up there!


3 weeks ago

Jane Steen

Best of luck with your challenge!


3 weeks ago



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