We've been having fun organising our Ride Your Socks Off! series: we get to ride with you guys (virtually) and give away socks. After our four-week inital series we did a couple of meetups, but now the rides are back on the calendar. Tonight's ride is at 7pm UK time (GMT+1). Click here to join it.
It's pretty simple: we all ride round together, then at a set point there will be a sock givewaway (often 45 minutes in, or on the hour). The ride leader takes a screen grab and the person directly behind the leader at that point wins the socks. It's a chance to win something and an incentive to stay together.
For our new 12-week series of rides we'll be alternating between D weeks, which are flatter routes and not as hard, and C weeks, which are a bit faster and hillier. All the C weeks are on routes that end with a climb, so after the sock giveaway you can go as hard as you like on the final push.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.