Revolve24, the 24-hour cycling endurance event at the world-class Brands Hatch motor circuit has upped the stakes for all participating riders by offering the chance to win a VIP trip for two to the 2019 Paris-Roubaix, hosted by two-time event winner and Revolve24 Australia Race Director Stuart O’Grady.
Over the weekend of 15-16 September 2018, every time a rider in the 24hr challenge completes 24 Miles of the Brands Hatch circuit (10 Laps) they will be automatically entered in the 24 Miles Prize Draw. The more laps they do, the more entries they generate and so every rider has a chance to win the prestigious prize.
Huw Bunn, Revolve24 founder says: “We want to be able to reward everyone who has taken the time out to train for Revolve24 and do their best during the 24hr challenge. Revolve24 is all about celebrating teams of riders of all levels who ride the tarmac for charity, camaraderie and fun – as well as those at the top of their game – our 24 Miles Prize Draw allows us to do just that”.
The four day VIP trip includes three nights’ accommodation in a 4* hotel frequented by many of the pro teams, an afternoon ride with the Mummu Cycling team, entry into the Paris –Roubaix Sportive Ride with a choice of 70km, 145km and 172 km distances, travel and VIP Hospitality inside the famous Roubaix Velodrome to watch the Pro race finish – all in the company of Stuart O‘Grady.
Further prizes will be on offer in the draw from event partners Exposure Lights, Jam Cycling, Kalas, Weldtite amongst others.
The ever-growing 24-hour cycling event, which last year attracted over 600 soloists, duos and team riders, is now in its fourth year. The 2018 weekend line-up also includes the UK’s first ever dedicated eMTB event, the inaugural 12+12 event, the British Cycling Youth Circuit Finals, plus firm favourites, the 6-hour and 12-hour track challenges.
New for 2018, Friday’s Revolve12+12 race sponsored by clothing supplier KALAS creates a strategic challenge that’s never been seen before. For teams of four male/female riders compete in a part-4UP TTT, part-road race, with all teams starting together on the track to complete 12 laps of the GP circuit and 12 laps of the Indy circuit – a total of 70km.The teams complete the laps in whichever order they wish, the fourth rider crossing the finish line counting as the finishing time for the team.
This rule, added to the physical toughness, means teams may not know where they are in the race until the final lap – even the final corner and sprint to the line. A strategy is key and the element of the unknown opens up the field.
Recognising how fast the e-bike industry is growing, Revolve24 is also centre stage for the UK’s first dedicated eMTB event. The two-stage ride takes place in and around the Brands Hatch venue, running parallel to, and sometimes over, the GP circuit. A qualifying lap is followed by a 6hr team endurance challenge which will provide a great test for the riders, bikes and batteries! The event is open to males and female soloists, duos and teams of four.
Britain’s best young riders will also be able to enjoy the challenge of the circuits as Revolve hosts the final event in British Cycling Youth Cycling Series. U16 and U14 Girls and Boys will be able to experience some of the best racing conditions in the UK with family and friends (and the Revolve crowd!) cheering them on.
Yet it’s the 24-hour endurance track event that remains Holy Grail in the endurance cycling calendar. Tough climbs on the safe, smooth circuit accompany exhilarating descents, while the Brands Hatch pit garages offer warmth, electricity and camaraderie through the early hours. Each 3.9km (2.4 miles) lap of GP circuit includes 64m (210 feet) of climbing. Last year 83 soloists showed super-human stamina as they rode distances of up to 462 miles.
Revolve24 offers a team-matching service to put individuals and smaller groups together into bigger squads. Camping and campervan space is available for riders and spectators the whole weekend.
Entry fee includes track time, professional timing system with live race tracking, British Cycling Insurance, shared use of a pit garage, two nights’ camping and parking, 24hr access to tea, coffee, water and snacks, access to shower facilities, Wi-Fi and charging points for lights and devices.
Revolve24 encourages charity rides and has linked up with several charities to offer official places at £75 (24hr Challenge) £50 (12hr Challenge) and £25 (6hr Challenge).
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