Adventure. Teamwork. Resilience.
The Rapha Prestige tasks teams of four with an all-day adventure across stunning terrain. Unsupported and unmarshalled, the rules are simple: start and finish as a team, and pass through all the checkpoints. The route you choose is your own.
Prepare for approximately 150 kilometres and 3,860 metres of climbing. Expect to be on the bike for 8-10 hours. We seek out the roads less travelled, aiming to be quite remote at times, riding amongst spectacular views of unspoilt French countryside over a challenging mix of surfaces. There will be checkpoint locations and a supplied route, which will be revealed only to confirmed participants 24 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 paper cue sheet will be supplied as well as a .gpx file.