I’ve never done a Strava challenge before. This is mainly because most Strava challenges seem to involve indiscriminately racking up a large number of kilometres (or metres of vertical ascent), an old fashioned quantity-over-quality approach to training which I’ve never subscribed to. I love Strava for the segments though, so when I saw a Box Hill KOM Challenge announced I knew this could be something for me. The challenge was simple – fastest time up the famous Zig Zag Road over a two week period wins. Making this more interesting was the fact that Box Hill would feature as the final categorised climb of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (1.HC) road race, ensuring a number of pros would also be logging times going up.
My previous fastest time (5:44)… (Click more to read on)