In­sight

Red Bull take ad­van­tage of the clocks go­ing back for their 25-hour en­durance ride

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The world’s long­est one-day race, and Bike­setc’s Pav takes on a world record.

Some­times it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to fit in all the cy­cling you want to do, but those cun­ning folk at Red Bull have come up with a plan to get around that – by hold­ing their new cy­cling event on the week­end the clocks go back. On the last week­end in Oc­to­ber, up to 600 ama­teur rid­ers will take part in the world’s first 25-hour one-day race. They’ve called this event the Time­laps and the for­mat is pretty sim­ple: teams of four rid­ers will take it in turns (re­lay race style) to ride as many laps as they can round a 6.6km cir­cuit in Wind­sor Great Park. And the team that clocks up the most laps in the 25 hours is the win­ner. To make the most of that ex­tra hour, when the clocks tick over at 2am, a so-called ‘Power Hour’ will be­gin, in which a shorter cir­cuit is used but still counts as a full lap. It’s just the kind of slightly bonkers en­durance chal­lenge we’ve come to ex­pect from Red Bull, of which you will prob­a­bly need to drink co­pi­ous amounts to keep you go­ing for the du­ra­tion. And if that sounds like your kind of fun, go and pester Red Bull’s web­site to en­ter right now!

RED BULL TIME­LAPS WHERE: Wind­sor Great Park, Berk­shire WHEN: 28-29th Oc­to­ber 2017 COST: £ 200-£250 per team SIGN UP: red­bull.com

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