It helped me to kickstart my cycling journey again, giving me the motivation to go on rides to complete the distance. Over the challenge period, the rides took me to different places and helped me to build up my stamina and riding skills and pushing me to improve further.
Finally made Elite! It's been a long time coming. I wouldn't have made it if not for the people I've met along the way. Thanks to TOGO for organizing this event.
It was my first cycling challenge and it was a great experience. I love the community and energy. And it gave me the motivation to go out and see more places in Singapore.
It was an awesome beginning to a series of challenges I would love to pursue..
mara'i males melu meneh... kere...
More to come in the next challenges.
Rank 445...what?! Oh my...huge gap from my previous achivements! Anyways I must say that this time around i have been so busy that its tough trying to find time to get on the saddle unlike those other previous challenges. Nevertheless, ranking are just numbers and it should not deter anyone to continue participating and challenge oneself in any upcoming challenges!
Feeling great to complete within the 517km timeframe and surprise that i can complete 1,517km to be in the elite.
My 1st challenge in my whole life lol.. better late than never.. thanks to Quadlock. If not for it, i wouldn't have realized my ability to cycle long distances. ???? Togo challenges are the best!
An awesome Elite jersey. Love it to the max. Great to be in the challenge as it got me training hard and ready for long rides.
A great motivational event to ride with family and friends!
It was a good warm-up for #Togo817.
Really awesome experience! Looking forward to #817.
#TOGO517 is my virgin Togo Challenge. I had only started riding in August 2016. This challenge has keep me motivated to ride more regularly on top of my once a week ride. Am proud of myself to have completed this challenge as the 255th Finisher within 4 weeks!!
Awesome event!! And should be held annually..
Excellent way to challenge oneself and achieve the satisfaction of completion!! Thanks to all the Kudos from unknown members which encouraged me to move ahead,,
It was a totally enjoyable and fulfilling experience with this challenge. Learnt many new stuff through this and I look forward to more of such events!
first experience and defo not the last :')
517 was ok...
Keeps me fit and improving better. Great to meet and chat with fellow cyclists on water refill, hawkers, toilets, on the road, etc. Cycling is really enjoyable!
Always keeping fit with cycling
very use full event
Awesome experience finishing within Top 10
It was a great fun experience. Thanks for organising!
Just collected my finisher jersey from the collection point today and still felt a quiet sense of achievement having completed the challenge. Thanks to the organiser for a well plan day and looking forward to the next challenge!
How far a person can go is not determined by the body only. The mind pushes, the body follows. Going through 517km reminds me that there are limits that I can still overcome and places in Singapore I have yet to explored. Everyone should at least try it once in their life to see what they have missed out.
Nothing can describe the mood boost & positive vibes cycling brings after every ride. Kudos to TOGO for organising this challenge to ignite everyone's passion for cycling.
Good learning experience for me and be better prepared. Very closed to being a finisher, but over-strained my knee. Next #TOGO817 challenge accepted!
Yes, I made it, and it was an amazing challenge to complete
Another Challenge that makes me force myself to complete. Lol
It was an challenging experience. Thank to Togo in organising this event.
Togo517 motivated me to cycle at times when I usually just want to "nua" on my sofa. Looking forward to the next challenge!
Togo517 was a lot of fun! :)
This is getting competitive :)
Great way to motivate me to clock the mileage that I always wanted to ;)
I would love to dedicate this challenge to my beloved husband, Baagi aka bags who empowers me in everything I set my heart to do.
To the two people, who have inspired me to cycle, KOKO Queen Cyclist of Karachi and Ian McDonald.
I would also like to thank the Togo organizers in organizing this wonderful challenge that has pushed us to discover the very best of ourselves. Through this challenge, I have made some inspiring friends and have become stronger and 5kg lighter.
My sincere respect and appreciation for my awesome team mates in team BCD, the Iron ladies and men, Kat Chu, Ian Eng, Chris Low, Alfred Pun, Sok Be, Winnie Wan and Crystal Tan who were a source of inspiration, encouragement and undying motivation to me and to the entire team. I would like to recognize the disciplined and tough coaching from Kin, who has also been a brilliant tactician otherwise. East Side Riders, Bec H for our Adventure to Halus and Shawn Yang for pushing me to go further. To gentleman Keith Flores who stayed behind and let me draft him on extremely fast rides.
Finally, I would like to thank BCD, MBG, Eastside Riders, Goh from Tampines who have in the past and now have continue to organize great adventure rides for everyone.
Ultimately, to the Legend in this challenge, Uncle Tamiya for letting me join his rides and who inspired us with his passion, endurance, stamina and strength. Thank you Sir.
My heartiest congratulations to all the participants whether or not they completed this challenge but for doing their best in going as far as they could.
Keep on pedaling x
Togo517 has really chellenged me to the max, pushing my limits, but it was all worth it in the end. In this challenge, I have met with all sorts of issues thats holding me back from completing the challenge. Even though i finished the Togo517 in 10 days, but i aimmed for the Elite Finisher, it was what i wanted. However, many things didn't gonthe way i wanted, especially the weather, it always rains when i am available to ride, and strong winds when i am riding. Due to the fact that i want to finish as an Elite Finisher, I have to ride alone almost every night or every ride, which is quite scary. Lastly, i have met with a car accident whilst doing this challenge, my bike is trashed after the incident, but i know, i should not give up, i quickly set up my spare bike and continue to aim for the Elite Finisher. In the very last week, just 2 days after my accident, I managed to complete 520km in a week, many thanks to my friends who have encouraged me. To conclude, thank you Togoparts for oragnising this ride, i appreciate the challenge.
It was fun! Will join again in future challenges.
It's was a good experience, cycling with my different riding kakis... and also sometimes alone... the sweat, rain and dirt... was worth it...
it was great to take part in my 2nd TOGO Challenge and great that my wife Mandy signed up and completed her challenge too. #TOGO517
It is a mix feeling where I am a bit exhausted after work and still need to ride on weekday so i can still be on track to finish this 517 km. But at last I can finish it. TOGO challenge is the only motivation for me to keep exercise on weekday.
Loads of discipline and endurance required, but an achievement to just complete it... Great experience..
It has been an enjoyable experience with Togo517, allowing me to pace myself over the 5 weeks.
Awesome ride under the sun!
The shortest challenge turned out to be the toughest esp if you couldn't cycle for 2 weeks.
My first cycling challenge. An awesome experience! Looking forward to the next one.
#TOGO517. This cycling challenge for the past 37 days has not really been a smooth one for me...with a few minor mishaps and coming into a collision, which hit my head on the ground. And thank God the doctor declared that there were no neurological deficits...& guessed the bump on the head made me a little wiser, a little better, a little stronger...
However, I was determined to take each step with anticipation, despite all this lil setbacks because I knew that I am receiving the encouragement & support from my fellow kakis. A big appreciations to you, boys & girls. I would never have reached this without you guys' support and help along the way. I would like to thank all who helped in making it happen...
? Total Rides: 23
? Total Hours: 79 hrs 52 mins
? Total Distance: 1603.09 km
? Total Elevation Gained: 12897.2 m
? Duration: 13th May 2017 to 18th June 2017
I'm so pleased of this achievement! Looking forward to togo817!
It take a very strong ???????? determination and commitment to sign up and completed ? the Togo517 Challange.
Now that Challange 517 is completed, nothing stands in the way of Challange 817/2017... bring it on!
Wonderful experience. Make me wanna ride every day. Exploring Singapore in a different way. Doing elite finisher, time management is the hardest part for me. planning time n commit it. takes discipline to do it. but glad i am able to completed it. Totally worth it. Well, now i can say i got a stronger legs! >.<
It always feels good to complete the challenge
Excellent motivation to ride off and clock mileage (:
Must try...make me more strong...
Togo517 is my 3rd time challenge and it is great experience that I able to ride with some of great Togo cyclists together in some of my rides. Lastly, I still have thanks my younger brother - Ivan Yeo for his help for servicing my bike.
Had ample time to finish togo517. But eagerness to complete gives me something to accomplish and look forward to with each ride.Overall am pleased with the challenge.
Joining Togo517 is a good reason to regularly go out for a spin and clock the mileage.
This Challenge made push myself way way more than I expected. It is good though because I think it developed and significantly increased my cycling endurance. I hope I could keep up my momentum in the next Challenge...#Togo817...aiming for "Elite"
It was a great experience as this is my first time joining. A good way to motivate me to exercise more and keep fit all the time.
Great event. Will register again
??????????????????????????? so near, yet so far...
Nice Virtual Challenge. This challenge has stretched my capacity and push myself to the limits! Kudos #TOGO517
This is my first time joining the togoparts challenges, and its big experience to give me more motivation into cyling, as Im trying to achieve the elite finisher, which is hard for me regarding that Im fasting on day. But nothing beat the joyment of cycling and I think I can do anything as long as the bike is at by my side.
Fun way to push yourself!
Joining Togo517 makes me more disciplined in meeting goals n makes me going for better safety n more speed! Happy Cycling!
It a fun and nice ride. Can meet up with some rider to ride together.
this is my first time join #TOGO517?very good experience and enjoy my ride ! Thanks
A wonderful challenge to motivate myself to keep healthy doing what I enjoy doing.
It is always Fun to ride in a team!!! Well done Grace revolution Divas!!! Thanks to all Grace Revolution Riders and all Tyrell Riders that rode along with me in this ToGo517. ????????????????????????
It has been a wonderful experience to have a digital event that keeps us pedalling away! It was both enriching and motivational. I look forward to both the next TOGO event. Thank you organisers for the experience! #TOGO517
Great experience to challenge oneself
An awesome challenge which motivate you to cycle more. This time round the challenge is of different format that provide a more challenging timeline to complete each challenge and to go for Elite.
Also a new team that manage the Togo challenge. Although along the way, they have encounter some technical issues, they still remain positive and provide good support to the cyclist. Kudos to them and especially Chong Hao. Keep up the good work!
Looking forward to the next challenge to start.
Great to be back for this year's challenge!
Kudos to the organisers for making it happen!
Kudos to all who completed the challenge and double kudos to the Elites!
good event to challenge myself to keep fit rather than slacking at home. Looking forward for togo817 or any other event in future
Wonder way to motivate and drive the need to get out of bed and clock some distance on the bike.
Im glad to join the Togo 517 event. Through the event I'm getting stronger, and along the way I get to know many new cyclists. Is very fun and exciting event and I'm looking forward for the coming 817...Cheers ????
Kicking myself a little as I didn't manage to finish the elite distance (too many other stuff demanding my attention/time/energy), but this is like the 1st ever TOGO challenge I completed, so all's good! Now bring on 817!
It was a good experience throughout. Chalking up the miles in the middle of the night because of fasting in the day was a great way to end the day. Till the next challenge...
Tis is the 4th time i taking part in the togopart challenge. I manage to complete it within the time frame...
Overall it was a good motivational event for me , simple goals setting and yet very addictive chasing/clocking mileage day after day, night after night.....despite busy work life schedules!!
It was a great challenge to me. See you at #TOGO817
I had an immensely rewarding experience participating in TOGO517 and shooting for Elite. I learnt a ton about fueling and recovery, both on and off the bike; planning and accomplishing planned workouts; and got a great base training out of it. Great motivator for relatively new cyclists looking to ride their first race/sportif.
Is a good challenge to get my butts off the sofa. ;)
awesome with all ride !!
It has been a very interesting 5 weeks for me - struggling to stay on target, catching up on the miles, challenging myself to stay committed to the ride. I experienced my many 1st's in these 5 weeks - 1st time being chased by stray dogs, 1st longest ride (for myself), 1st ride out of my usual comfort zone, etc... It has indeed been a good challenge for myself!!!
great way to challenge and improve on cycling. looking forward to the next togo challenge!
It was a fun and challenging experience and a good excuse to go out riding...
My 1st experience with togo challenge. I had never thought to be able to go this far. Thanks to all my cycling kakis for motivation, encouragement and ridden with me to complete this challenge. Love it ????.
I can't believe I get it~! With work and more work and still I do my best to clock my 1517km, I'm so happy that I achieve it~! I hope to join more event and achieve more~! Thank you Togo517. ^_^
great challenge, have fun riding with cyclist
Discipline to meet the target, will try to go again !!!
I had always enjoyed cycling but was always too lazy to do it regularly.
#Togo517 helped me to cycle regularly.
Nice challenge! Keep up the good work!!
Good to have such challenge to keep myself motivated to ride often
Glad I did it... All for the fun of trying it for the first time...
Great way to go places
Great initiative that encourages cyclists to ride more!
This is the first time I joined this event. it was a fun and challenging experience riding together with my fellow ride kakis to achieve our own goals and set milestones in our riding path.
my 1st experience to complete >517km within a week before fasting month and limited available time on weekday.. feeling great! can't wait for the next 817 challenge
Challenging myself to commit on the goal, be healthy, be happy!
Pushing the limits? This is probably only the minimal... contemplating to longer distance challenge... 517 is still highly recommended for newbie!
First challenge done... two more to go...
rode through illness and injury. hope the next will be smoother. glad to complete.
Nice experience! Thanks for Organising this great event!
It was an awesome experience to be a part of the challenge to test how far you can ride~ Definitely will join upcoming challenges~
1st challenge on cycling. Need to keep on training for upcoming 817 & 1117 !
#TOGO517 have been a wonderful experience that Riding almost Everyday with my riding kakis with a lot of planning to change my component that enhance my saddle time. RKS teammates have rode hard in this event period!
Great warm up challenge to prepare for the next 2 challenges!
Good job to those who completed and to those who achieved Elite!
a good warm up to the following distance - 817
Personal Challenge to see how Far I can go
I got to know a few new cyclists well in this event and cycled with them in a few occasions. It was good fun and team building. I also cycled to Kukup with Stephen Moore and conquered the challenging Barelang route at Batam. Another differentiator in this event was I cycled to work for about 2 weeks accumulatively. The average km per day for this event is higher than 920 and 1050 and I continue to push my limits to achieve excellency with God's blessing.
Thanks for the motivation
Been a good ride however my wife got injured in the process and had to stop riding till at least 6 months later. Thanks for the wonderful experience and I should be trying for #817 for sure.
EXCELLENT !! Great challenge!! RIDE SAFE! :)
Awesome event that motivates me to push beyond the limits
It was an awesome experience riding and completing the Togo517 challenge. Look forward to joining more of such motivating challenges.
Completed my first bike challenge! Is a good event that bring friends together !
This is the 2nd time I have joined a Togo Challenge and have motivated and pushed me in my daily riding habit. Although I am way out here in Ph (probably the only one doing the togo517) I feel just as if I am with all of most the participants in SG. Looking forward to move on to the next two remaining Togo Challenges for this year.
Glad to be part of the challenge again. Though the time was shorter this year round. Still managed to complete the challenge before I head off for my holiday. Looking forward to the 817 challenge.
Kudos to all cyclists who had achieved their goals! I am happy to make new friends who share the same interests in cycling. Till we all meet on the road.... Ride safe.
I've never cycled so much in my whole life! And I'm Glad I participated in #Togo517. Completed it. Thank you Togopart for Organising such events and I will participate for the Togo817!
Organisers did a very good job in togo517, adding in a few more categories of achievement adds on to the fun too! Hope the committee hears our feedback and togo817 will even be better!
#Togo517 is a personal challenge to myself
#togo517 an amazing and rewarding challenge!
thankful to finish given i was overseas for 3 weeks!
This challenge definitely build up one's endurance, strengthens the mind and body. It allowed me to go beyond my breaking point. I will definitely join again next year.
First time doing such a challenge. Really made me think hard about how to incorporate cycling into my schedule. Happy to have met the targets...
Thanks for organizing this event, it's always fun to challenge yourself pushing your limits to the next level. Looking forward to another fun ride at TOGO817.
It was tough to balance work and cycling, but I completed finally!
First time joining this after picking up cycling since mid year. Was challenging for me as my strava failed on me for couple of rides causing me to ride more. A personal achievement to clear 517km within 5 weeks!
In TogoX challenge series
We are not racing against each other
We are pulling the pack to ride further
To be fitter and stronger
1 down 2 TOGO!!!
Nice and Nice and Nice and Nice
It is my first challenge ever with TOGO and need to be completed 517km within weeks. Throughout the weeks it was been very tough as been sick on and off yet still have to finish the challenge. It does feel great when I'm able to achieve my goal, thanks togoparts organized such meaning event.
Thanks! I enjoyed it a lot!
what better way to celebrate 1 year of riding then achieving #togo1517.
Definitely one of the best cycling experiences this year. I'm glad there are more upcoming challenges very soon! Ride hard or go home.. Cheers!
I got the opportunity to push myself a little more than I usually do and in the process discover new strengths! Thanks #togo517 can't wait for the next one to start
I enjoyed this. Should continue to have this short achievable ride.
A solid experience. Motivates participants to ride more than usual!
Fantastic way to push myself to ride more. Togo challenge is becoming one of my favourite yearly event.
Gotten lazy after achieving 517km.
It was a great experience riding this long distance!
I don't believe I could achieve that far. I used to cycle 100km per week and never thought that I could achieve 512km. Worst, I even forgot to save my data of 100km on the first day of Togo. I was about to give up but with encouragement from my team members, I am determined to stretch my limit to achieve from 512km to 1000km and now surprisingly, I am one of the Elite in Togo517. This event has helped me to discover myself and the meaning of perseverance. Thanks all for organising Togo events.
#togo517 made me push to my limits. Go out to my laziness zone. And achieved what i want to achieve????.. cycling the whole day and enjoy every part and scenery in Singapore. Definitely going to do it again and again ????
Ended up doing 530km in 3 weeks instead of 5. Great way to motivate myself to go out and ride plus, awesome quad lock freebie!
This is a much restful and relaxed ride. I did not take any leave to clock any RI or XI, or do any loops. I cycle when I can whenever I am available or weather permits. Its great I improve my ranking from 304 to 135. Now to aim for sub 100 into 817 or 1117.