A pain cave event in your home

Suffer on a turbo with others; within a live virtual arena.

Live Leaderboards, DJ music stage, MC, virtual team and peloton pits to ride in.

Date: 31 Jan and 28 Feb (2hr Sprint Fast and Furious) - 28 Mar 2021 2hr, 6hr, 12hr +24HR BEAST

Remember the elements of a "real" event?

We have turned these "real" elements virtual, delivering to your home!

Virtual Ride

All you need is a turbo bike to ride, and a computer so you can enter the crankedUP live virtual arena with all the other riders who will be riding a virtual course.

+ Virtual Music and Party

We will bring you Live DJ's and kicking sounds to increase your perfomance and highten your experience.

+ Other Event Stuff

Live stream leaderboard, live event commentator, virtual team pits, polls, chats and more.

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Choose your time challenge

Select your team size

Train for your big race day!

2021 Dates and Times

Day Date Month Time Challenges Start - End Time
Sunday 31st  Jan 2hrs Fast and Furious Sprint! 10am -12 Noon
Sunday 28th  Feb 2hrs Fast and Furious Sprint! 10am - 12 Noon
Sat/Sun 27/28th March 2, 6, 12 + THE 24hr BULLY 10pm - 10pm

What is the challenge and experience?

Remember the elements of a "real" event?

We have turned these "real" elements virtual, delivering to your home!

We create the virtual entertainment via your screen. All you need is your Bike, a Turbo and Strava

Riding

Choose whether you riding as a solo, or in a team relay of 2, 3 or 4 (male, female and mixed teams)

Only one rider can ride at any one time. 

For teams: Its really up to you to configure your strategy and support your team! Each team rider can ride in any configuration as long as only one rider is riding at one time. Example, for the 12hr challenge, you could do 30mins shifts, or 60mins. Or have duos and passes over to the next duo for 4hrs and then the awesome foursome do mini legs in the last 4hrs. You don't have to evenly split out either, pick your best strategy - thats half the fun!

Choose your time to complete the challenge of 2hrs, 6hrs, 12hrs or 24hrs (6hrs, 12hrs and 24hrs is march event only)

  • 2hr Riders: Ideally start at 10am to 12 Noon and needs to be continuous (without a break)
  • 6hr (28th March only): *Ideally start at 4pm and finish at 10pm and needs to be continuous (without a break)
  • 12hr (28th March only) : *start at 10am - finish at 10pm and needs to be continuous (without a break)
  • 24hrs (27/28th March only) : *starts at 10pm Saturday 27th March - finish at 10pm Sunday 28th March and needs to be continuous (without a break)

*Not mandatory start time, riders can start anytime, but needs to be continuous and finish before 10pm (without a break)

Ride as far as you can in that time, in a virtual course on the training of your choice.

Connect the distance to Strava for your performance - and you will be placed on a live leaderboard.

Boosted experience

You will be sent a VIP invite link to join the full crankedUP virtual arena where you will have your own virtual experience - all via your screen. In the arena, crankedUP will provide:

Music

  • Live crankedUP DJ music will be playing for you throughout (10am to 11pm Sunday)
  • Our crankedUP DJ knows cycling, knows how to motivate, knows how to party
  • DJ requests played Each hour will end with a arena turbo charged finale

*24hr riders in March will get a big send off at 10pm with live leaderboard and we will see you in the morning where we start the party for you!

Virtual Private Team Zones

Teams and your friends and family get access to a Virtual Team room to ride, hang out and chat. We also have "Peleton Team Pits for bigger groups)

Party

A 1 hour music-filled after-party from 22:00 to 23:00 where we celebrate together.

That's not all

  • Random prize giveaways
  • Live on the day leaderboards with commentary
  • Prizes for top 5 solo and 50 teams
  • All training activity logged will be published on live leaderboard before event
  • Live results leaderboard displayed during event
  • Achievement digital badges
  • Ability to fundraise or donate to partner charity

Entry Fees

Rider Infograph

Pro home set up and ideas

We hope these help answer most of your questions

When does the event start and finish?

The event starts at 10:00am BST on Sunday 31st Jan, 28th Feb and Finishes 12:30pm BST.

On 28th March event starts at 10am and ends at 22:00:00 BST.

Riders taking on THE 24HR BULLY will start at 10pm Saturday 27th March and Finish 10pm Sunday 28th March

Only activities completed within these times will be valid and count towards your team contribution. 

How do we allocate our team riders time to ride?

Its really up to you to configure your strategy and support your team! Each team rider can ride in any configuration as long as only one rider is riding at one time. Example, for the 12hr challenge, you could do 30mins shifts, or 60mins. Or have duos and passes over to the next duo for 4hrs and then the awesome foursome do mini legs in the last 4hrs. You don't have to evenly split out either, pick your best strategy - thats half the fun!

Can you ride simutaneously together?

Only one rider can ride at a time. 

Each rider needs to finish and save activity before another rider can start

Can people enter all around the world?

Yes. We encourage global participation of teams and even different members of teams in different countries. Imagine one team rider located in the UK doing a leg at 8pm and passing over to a team member in Hong Kong at 4am!

What is classed as an ‘activity’ ?

A single activity is classed from the time you press the start button on your training APP of choice (Zwift, Rouvy, Taxc, Trainerroad, Wahoo etc) and when you press it to end and save activity. For clarity, the end of your activity is not measured from when the activity is uploaded to your crankedUP page, it is when you actually started and finished activity.
We strongly recommend that you upload each activity to your crankedUP page once completed to keep your team leaderboard as up to date as possible, as only activities uploaded on your crankedUP page will count towards the event.

Is there a certain course we need to ride?

We recommend Zwift as a creation of a crankedUP "Meet Up" so we can all be together.

You are free to ride any course over Zwift, Rouvy, RGT, Taxc, Peloton, Wahoo etc you wish to as long as it does not have more descent than ascent. Your FTP and weight settings must be accurate for fair racing. All activity needs to be saved and uploaded into your crankedUP page you get immediately after entering.

Is there a minimum mileage requirement for each rider?

There is no minimum mileage requirement for each team member to complete – you just need to make sure that each member of your team has completed at least one activity each by the end of the event to qualify.

What is crankedUP doing to stop cheating in this event?

crankedUP wants every one of our participants to race fair and respectfully when competing in crankedUP by adhering to the rules at all times, and not attempt to set your training APP setting to favour speed, such as making your FTP lower than it is, or lowering your weight, or submit disingenuous activities to gain an advantage during the event.
We are putting checks in place across all activities and data API's to look at any unfair changes in settings. It's on all of us to ensure the competition is as fair as possible.
Any riders found to be producing inconsistent or unrealistic results will be investigated by crankedUP, and any solo or team attempting to cheat will be disqualified from the event.

crankedUP Virtual Arena

Live DJ in a virtual music stage, real virtual team pits to hang out in. All you need is your Turbo and a Computer to login to the virtual pain cave arena! You will be given a special link to access via your browser.

Like most things these days, we are dependant on technology and connectivity to the internet. Multiple members of the crankedUP team will be in various locations and have access and control of the entertainment elements of the virtual stadium, so we have made all necessary contingencies we control. There will always be a small risk where we experience a short outage of our technology partners or connectivity on the day. If this happens we will endevour to get all event elements back up within the shortest time possible.

All activity made by participants will continue to be logged within the leaderboard, so your efforts will not be wasted!

How will I be able to access the Virtual arena and stages?

Every participant will be sent a personal invite link into the virtual arena two days before the event with full instructions and itinery. This unique link can only be used for the individual signing up.

We will be providing recommended set ups based on various pain cave set ups so you can get the most out of experience.

Even though I entered 2 hours or 6, can we attend the whole event?

Yes. You will have access to the entire day event (10am to 11pm), not just the set time you registered for.

I just want to do it again!!.. During the challenge, i couldnt sleep. I was addicted to checking out how we were doing and the leaderboard! I could not rest as I just wanted to keep dropping into our Virtual VIP Team Room to see how my team mates were doing. 

- Mike Holliday

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