When you fall in love with a sport like cycling, it’s common to develop a desire to push your boundaries, to challenge your limits and really get the most out of every crank rotation. One big goal for many of us is to complete a one-day stage event, and I don’t mean just any own event, a FULL DAY event.
Yes, they are a thing and yes, they are gruelling, but the satisfaction of having completed a 24-hr race is second to none. Popping up in both mountain biking, with the Pivot24 and in road cycling with the Revolve 24 series, the latest and longest event to date is happening next week, the Red Bull Timelaps.
The Red Bull Timelaps will see 600 riders race on a 6.6km closed circuit for 25 hours, taking full advantage of the clocks going back by one hour. The event will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October at Windsor Great Park where teams of four will aim to complete the most laps in 25 hours.
So how do you prepare for something like this? London based cycling friends, the Queen of the Mountain riders, Helena, Esme, Leah and Claire, tell us all…