Prepare for approximately 170 kilometres and 2,900 metres of climbing. Expect to be on the bike for between 8-10 hours. We seek out the roads less travelled, aiming to be quite remote at times. The surface will be mixed, with sections ranging from perfect tarmac to rugged gravel. There will be four checkpoint locations and a supplied route, which will be revealed, only to confirmed participants, 48 hours before the ride.
The Prestige is a completely unsupported ride. You are responsible for navigation and keeping yourself and your team going. Minimum kit should include two tubes, multi-tool, pump, patch kit, and a masterlink. We highly recommend spare kit and nutrition. A .gpx file will be supplied, teams must follow the supplied route.
Up to 30 teams of four riders containing at least one female member. Ten spaces are guaranteed for Rapha Cycling Club teams.
$100US per team and at least six beers to share amongst fellow riders after the ride. Once your application has been accepted, Rapha will be in touch to collect the entry fee. Rapha will supply a payment link to confirmed teams on or after Friday 3rd February. At the start we provide last minute nutrition, water and coffee. At the finish we’ll have a hot meal and extra drinks for every rider, and hope you can hang around to share stories as the sun sets.