Rapha Women’s Prestige Melbourne
Adventure. Teamwork. Resilience.
The Rapha Prestige tasks teams of riders on an 2-3 hour adventure across the city. 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.
Applications are now closed. Rapha will contact successful teams on or after Tuesday, 8th May with a payment link.
Prepare for approximately 45 kilometres of rolling terrain. Expect to be on the bike for two to three hours. We aim to explore how well you know Melbourne with a route taking in famous landmarks and hidden gems alike. This is an urban Prestige but an adventure nonetheless. There will be checkpoint locations and a supplied route, which will be revealed only to confirmed participants 48 hours before the ride.
The Prestige is an 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, however the supplied route is not necessarily the most direct way to each checkpoint - teams are encouraged to plot their own routes (in the spirit of the ride we ask teams not to take main roads).
There will be space for up to 30 teams of up to 3. A number of spaces are guaranteed for Rapha Cycling Club teams.
Entries cost AUD$60 per team. Each rider receives a complimentary cap and musette with an exclusive design unique to the Prestige you’ve ridden. At the start we provide last minute nutrition, water and coffee. At the finish we’ll have hot food and extra drinks for every rider, and we hope you can stay with us to share stories as the sun sets. 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, 1st May.