Rapha Prestige Shinshiro
Adventure. Teamwork. Resilience.
The Rapha Prestige tasks teams of riders 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.
Prepare for approximately 140 kilometres of challenging terrain. Expect to be on the bike for 7-8 hours as we explore the Tōkai area. The route traverses the mountains of Mikawa, taking in the Tenryū-Okumikawa Quasi National Park and historic sites dating from the “Age of Warring States”. There will be checkpoint locations and a supplied route, which will be revealed only to confirmed participants two weeks 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.
Each team will start at 3-minute intervals from Aichi Prefecture Forest at 5:00am. There will be an afterparty starting at 19:00. All teams will be sharing the stories from their adventure ride with local craft beer brought by all teams in hand.
There will be space for up to 20 teams of four to five, with a number of spaces guaranteed for Rapha Cycling Club teams.
Entries cost ¥25,000 per team. Each rider receives a complementary cap and musette with an exclusive design unique to Prestige you’ve ridden. Please bring 12 cans/bottoles of local craft beer to the Prestige. We will be shareing and drinking with other teams at after party starting at 19:00.
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 Tuesday, 4th September.
JR Iida Line, Mikawamakihara Station - 15-minute walk
From Nagoya, exit at Shinshiro IC. Shinshiro IC - Aichi Prefecture Forest - 20 minutes
From Shizuoka, exit at Houraikyo IC. Horaikyo IC - Aichi Prefecture Forest - 5 minutes
A suggested accomodation (located by the starting point)
When you make a reservation, please tell that you are participating Rapha Prestige.
If you are seeking for members for your team, we can help. Please feel free to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are an RCC member, please contact your RCC coordinator.
Applications are now closed
Rapha will contact successful teams on or after Tuesday, 4th September with a payment link.