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