Defy your Boundaries

Rise. The Challenge.

In celebration of 51 years as South Africa’s leading bespoke jeweller, Uwe Koetter presents the RISE challenge.

Achieve the greatest weighted ascent between June and November 2019 and take away bragging rights as well as your share of R51 000 in prizes.


The Challenge

Achieve the greatest weighted ascent in meters – as measured by Strava – on your road, gravel or mountain bike between June 2019 and November 2019.

See ‘Winning Formula’ below for details on weighted ascent.

Open to all non-professional riders over 18 years of age.

International riders welcome.

Virtual rides are excluded.

Ebikes are not allowed.

Weighted ascent takes into account the relative effort over the challenge period compared to the same period one year earlier. Simply, it is your achievement X by your effort.

The Formula:

Ascent in meters X (Personal Bests (June – November 2019) / Personal Bests (June – November 2018)) = Weighted Ascent


12 000 meters x (15 PBs / 25PBs) = 7200 meters weighted ascent.

12 000 meters (25 PBs / 15 PBs) = 20 000 meters weighted ascent.

To ensure fairness across the board, we have chosen to limited the maximum multiplier to 2. 

Virtual rides are excluded from this challenge. 


Position Prize Value
First Place R30 000
Second Place R15 000
Third Place R6 000


Please complete the form and connect with Strava.

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The nature of the challenge requires us to access and verify your activities. Please connect with Strava below and allow us read access.

We collect only the following data for the purpose of this challenge:

Strava Id, Athlete First Name, Athlete Last Name, Username, City, Activity Date, Activity Name, Distance, Total Elevation Gain, Moving and Elapsed Time, Activity Type and PRs.  

Join our Strava Club and see your standing for the current and previous week.

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Simply use the social media icons on the left (on desktop) or at the bottom (on mobile) to forward this challenge to someone.

Go on.

Live in the Western Cape? Interested in taking on a team challenge as well? Why not enter the #RidetheHunt challenge?

Find out more here: #RidetheHunt

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