An introduction to the Rapha Prestige
The Rapha Prestige is not a race; it’s an unsupported, unsanctioned, and un-marshalled ride across stunning terrain. The rules are simple. The course is tough. Team members must start, ride and finish together.
Prepare for approximately 170km and 2,500m – 3,000m of climbing. Expect to be on the bike for between 8-12 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 black tarmac to rugged gravel. The full route will be revealed, only to confirmed participants, 48 hours before the ride.
The Prestige is a completely unsupported ride. You are responsible for 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 for your gps.