Our Work

Continental Cycle Climb Challenge

The Brief:

We needed a showcase site for our very own charity event: the ‘Continental Cycle Climb Challenge’. The idea of the event is fairly simple, fairly crazy. 6 bike rides undertaken on 6 different continents, with each ride climaxing with the ascent of the highest road found on that continent. The website ‘Cycleclimb.com’ was designed primarily to highlight progress of the charity event, but also as a resource and forum for biking enthusiasts.

The Response:

A fully responsive grid-based framework was used for the site. A full-height, full-width background image of a beautiful mountain landscape was designed to give instant visual impact to the visitor, and made sure that there were was no confusion that this site was all about putting bikes on top of very high mountains!

Home page:

Continental Cycle Climb Challenge Homepage

Footer:

Continental Cycle Climb Challenge Footer

After successfully completing two ‘legs’ of the event (in Europe and Australasia) the site content had rapidly expanded with the additions of video and text diaries, hundreds of photos, route maps and blog posts.

Photo Gallery:

Continental Cycle Climb Challenge Photo Gallery

An interactive map was constructed in which users could click on each continent to find out more information about the ride planned, or completed, on that particular continent.

The Climbs:

Continental Cycle Climb Challenge Climbspage

With a further 4 rides to complete, there’s still a long way to go before the challenge is over. However, the site continues to grow nicely and day-dreams of biking in the Andes or Himalayas in the not-too-distant future help keep our motivation high!

It’s not very often that I laugh out loud when reading every page of a website… this is a rare site that actually achieves this with the bonus satisfaction of offering sound comment on cycling and its place in the modern world.

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