October event pitched teams of four riders against each other, seeing who can complete the most laps of a circuit in Windsor Great Park over 25 hours
A new event this October will see teams of four riders take part in a 25-hour road race in Windsor Great Park over the weekend of Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29.
The Red Bull Timelaps takes advantage of the clocks going back an hour that weekend to create a unique 25-hour race – which is claiming to be the longest one-day race in the world.
Teams must complete as many laps of a traffic-free 6.6-kilometre circuit around the park as possible within the time limit. Only one team member is allowed on the course at any one time before handing over the riding to another team-mate.
To mark the event taking in the extra hour as British time switches from summer time to daylight saving, the event has a ‘power hour’ from 2am where riders tackle a shorter course and each lap counts as double.
Online entry opened on Tuesday, with 600 places on offer. Entry per team of four costs £250, or £200 if all members are under 25 years of age. Individuals can also enter for £65 each, and they will be placed into composite teams of four riders.
“Participants will have to demonstrate a mixture of strategic nous, endurance and determination to overcome the challenge,” says the event’s organiser.