The vEveresting Hope Challenge is a fundraiser event like you have never experienced before. Ride alongside fellow cyclists from all over the world on virtual roads through Zwift and conquer your mountain. With expert commentators, guests and live feeds from cyclists attending, be a part of the Ride for Freedom and help put an end to modern day slavery.Sign up and donate Just sign up Contact us
Conquer your Mountain
There are 4 categories to choose from:
A. 10K+ (10.000 metres of elevation)
B. Mount Everest (8848 metres of elevation)
C. Base Camp (4424 metre of elevation)
D. El Capitan (2307 metres of elevation)
Your category is chosen after you have received the details of how to enter the event.
Why should I Ride for Freedom?
This is a fundraising event to benefit the work of Hope for Justice to bring an end to modern slavery.
Human trafficking and modern slavery is a massive challenge. It is estimated that 40 million people are victims of modern slavery every year. Hope for Justice wants to live in world free from slavery and work to protect and rescue some of the most vulnerable men, women and children around the world. Through this fundraising event we will ensure that this life changing work, will be providing freedom and restoration to thousands of victims throughout and after the COVID-19 crisis. #keephopealive
Livestream through YouTube and Twitch
With expert commentators, guests and live feed from cyclists attending, the livestream will provide a community and support ensuring a memorable event, and purpose to your suffering!
How do I sign up to ride?
All participants are encouraged to donate to Hope for Justice upon sign up.
Please ensure that you fill out your email correctly as this would be our only way of contacting you and letting you into the event.
All participants are required to have their own Zwift account and a compatible indoor trainer
The event is happening on the 27th of June 2020.
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We apologise that our FAQ and answers are only available in English. Please get in touch with us if these answers are not sufficient.
What is the Everesting challenge?
The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the equivalent height of Mt Everest. Complete the challenge on a bike, on foot, or online, and you’ll find your name in the Hall of Fame, alongside the best climbers in the world. For full details on specific rules related to virtual Everesting see: https://everesting.cc/virtual-everesting-rules/ https://everesting.cc/
What is Hope Challenge and who is Hope for Justice?
Hope for Justice is a global organisation that exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Last year Hope for Justice succeeded in bringing over 2,000 victims out of exploitation. For more information, please see: www.hopeforjustice.review
Hope Challenge is an annual fundraising campaign to support the work of Hope for Justice.
What is Zwift and how can I join?
Zwift is an online training platform. To use Zwift you will need an account, a device to run Zwift on (work with mac/pc/tablets), a compatible indoor smart trainer and a bike. For more details please see: https://zwift.com/eu/video/how-to-cycling
What hill on Zwift will be used?
Actually, there are two hills that will be used. Both from Watopia: The mighty “Alpe d’ Zwift” and feared “Reverse KOM”. We highly recommend that you try the two different hills in advance to find the better fit for you before you enter the event. You cannot change the hill during the event.
Direct drive or wheel-on trainer?
Both trainers would be an excellent instrument of torture for this challenge. The difference is that with a wheel-on trainer you would have to go for the Revers KOM route. This is to avoid your back wheel spinning and losing grip from the step gradient at the Alpe d’ Zwift route.
What if I choose the wrong category?
Don’t worry! This race is not based on w/kg like normal race categories on Zwift. Categories in the challenge is based on you elevation target. Everybody will be riding their own pace.
When do I start?
We would recommend that you start 9 AM (your local time). This would allow you to get a full night sleep and be ready for your challenge ahead. Everyone who have signed up will receive instructions as to how you join in with the rest of the group. We will ensure that our live stream crew are ready to pull some long hours to give you the support you need to finish.
I can’t get the page to process my donation, what do I do?
If, you for some reason can’t get the page to accept your VISA card details please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve donated but I did not get a receipt?
Have you checked your spam folder? Or, perhaps your email address was not correctly entered. Please do get in touch with email@example.com and give your name and amount donated and will find your donation and provide you with your receipt.
Why should I donate to Hope for Justice?
All donations to Hope for Justice will go towards keeping their life changing work running. So that even more people can live free from slavery.
Can I fundraise beyond what I’ve already donated?
Yes, you certainly can. Everesting, being a time consuming activity, is perfect for sending out some updates on social media, or setting up a fundraising page to help raise more funds. Channels like Facebook or Justgiving would work brilliantly to help you fundraise. Don’t be shy, go all in, let’s see you conquer that mountain as well.
How much of the donation goes towards Hope for Justice?
Everything! You are donating directly to Hope for Justice, not via a third party. The expenses related to the event will all be covered by our amazing partners; Elkjøp, Wahoo, Printinform, Kalas, Hells500, EFCT!
And in case you wondered, Hope for Justice publish their financial statements. For more information please see: https://hopeforjustice.org/financials/
Who is the organiser of this event?
EFCT! is the main driver behind this event. A passionate/crazy Norwegian called SMO (Stein Magnus Olafsrud) is the owner of EFCT! and through his company he sells training equipment from Wahoo and organises fundraising events like this Hope Challenge. Together with the other amazing partners; Elkjøp, Wahoo, Printinform, Hells500, Kalas, EFCT! we will provide you with a tough and meaningful challenge this June.
How can I get involved in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery?
So glad you asked! Do get in touch with Hope for Justice. Their page “take action” gives you plenty of opportunity. Find what suits you and join the fight against modern slavery! You think your effort is too small? Not true, remember; No raindrop ever felt responsible for the flood. Let’s do this. #keephopealive