Prepare for approximately 80-100km of predominantly off-road paths and bridleways. 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 easy bridleways to complete wilderness. There will be three checkpoint locations and a supplied route, which will be revealed, only to confirmed participants, 48 hours before the ride.
This is a Cross Prestige, so a cross bike or a bike suitable for mostly off-road conditions is mandatory.
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, which must be followed.