A carbon road racer, a mud covered steel offroader, a pocket rocket foldie; the open road, the dense jungle, the path less travelled. No matter what, where, or when you ride, the 2017 TOGOX Challenge Season has something in store for you.
The season kicks off with TOGO517, the easiest of the challenges with only a distance of 517km needed to be covered over a period of 5 weeks. Challenge yourself, or challenge your friends and family with these coveted achievements to be won!
The finishers that have recorded the most total distance cycled within the challenge period.
The Top 10
Recognising the 9 runner-up individual finishers that have recorded the most total distance cycled within the challenge period.
Senior Rider Classification
The most senior cyclists who completed the challenge in the Elite Category (> 1517).
Young Rider Classification
The finishers (<16 years of age in 2017) that have recorded the most total distance cycled within the challenge period.
The finishers that complete the challenge (517km) in the shortest time.
The finishers that have recorded the longest distance ridden in a single session within the challenge period (subjected to evaluation).
The Hour Record
The finishers that record the longest distance cycled in a single session of 1 hour (+/- 10 seconds).
The finisher that has recorded cycling sessions in the most number of countries within the challenge period - sentosa not included.
King/Queen of the Mountains
Team 5am Grace Revolution Divas
The finishers that record the most total elevation gained while cycling within the challenge period.
The post (from a finisher) receiving the most LIKES on Instagram with the hashtag #TOGO517 at the end of the Challenge Period
The finishers that record the most distance cycled in the dark within the challenge period (8pm - 5am).
The person that clocks the most distance in Daylight 7am - 6pm
The finishers that record the most distance cycled during time periods of 6:01pm to 7:59pm and 5:01am to 6:59am.
The most creative 'Strava art' done by participant (to enter please share your ride with the hashtag #TOGO517ART on Instagram).
2017 Season Challenge
The TOGOX Season Achievements are probably the closest thing to the Grand Tours in the virtual world. Get your team support cars warmed up and pack a season's supply of energy bars and gels before gunning for these achievements!
The Pro is the winner of the General Classification achievement for all three events in the season. This has not been achieved in pro cycling, but can you do it?
The Ex Pro
The Ex Pro is the winner of the Senior Rider Classification achievement for all three events in the season. You have probably planned your retirement from pro cycling a bit too early.
The Neo Pro
The Neo Pro is the winner of the Young Rider Classification achievement for all three events in the season. You are definitely talented and show great potential as a cyclist. Expect a call from the World Tour Teams very soon!.
The Randonneur is the winner of the 'Chiongster' achievement for all three events in the season. Your choice of ride is a steel frame, fully loaded panniers, and triple chainrings.
The Suffer Prize
The Suffer Prize goes to the winner of the Saddle Sore achievement for all three events in the season. You carry equal amounts of chamois cream and water with you each time you ride.
The Timekeeper holds The Hour Record for all three events in the season. Your choice of ride is fixed gear, large chainring, with aero bars.
The Frequent Flyer
The Frequent Flyer has achieved the Well-Travelled achievement for all three events in the season. Who needs air travel when you can simply cycle there?
The Everest is the winner of the King/Queen of the Mountains achievement for all three events in the season. Like The Pro achievement, this has not been done in pro cycling. Are you more mountain goat than human?
The Influencer achievement winner of all three events in the season is a Celebrity in their own right. Expect a group of papparazi around you wherever you go.
The winner of the Night Owl achievement for all three events in the season is definitely Nocturnal. You thrive in the darkness when the others are asleep. Hello, darkness your old friend.
The winner of the Photosynthesis achievement for all three events in the season is definitely Solar-powered. You grow just by sticking your feet in the ground, and facing the sun.
The winner of the Twilight achievement for all three events in the season is definitely Interdimensional. You favour neither light, nor darkness; and at the same time favour both.
How many winners are there in an individual event?
There is 1 male and 1 female winner in an individual event.
How many winners are there in a team event?
A male team consists of five male riders, a female team consists of five female riders.
There are 1 male team and 1 female team winners in a team event.
If a team has registered more than five members, only the distances of the top five riders will be taken into consideration.
What are the prizes available for the winners?
Winners get a permanent achievement badge in their Togoparts account, and eternal bragging rights!
How are the challenge finishing times recorded?
The the time taken to finish the challenge, is the total time taken up until the end of the session where the 517th kilometer is recorded.
Additional time ridden during the same session, unfortunately, would be included in the time taken to finish the challenge.
What is being done to circumvent fraudulent Strava sessions?
Our tech team painstakingly verifies each ride from each participant. To report a suspicious session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if a finisher wins only one or two of the same achievement in the three events?
Unfortunately, the finisher will not be awarded the corresponding season achievement.