Date: Saturday, 23rd October 2021
Start: Charleroi, Belgium
Finish: Charleroi, Belgium
The Rapha Prestige tasks small amateur teams with an unsupported and unmarshalled adventure across stunning terrain. The rules are simple: start and finish as a team, and pass through all the checkpoints.
A former mining town, Charleroi has a reputation for being one of Belgium’s toughest cities and your ride will tour abandoned shops, empty factories, and a never-before-used metro station.
Prepare for approximately 160-200 kilometres of rolling terrain. How many hours you spend on the bike depends on your fitness and determination. We seek out the roads less travelled, aiming to be quite remote at times.
The exact route and details of the checkpoint locations will be revealed only to confirmed participants one week before the ride.
The Prestige Charleroi is a completely unsupported ride to be completed by teams of four. To make sure you’re self-sufficient out on the road, ensure you’re prepared for anything by bringing along two tubes, a multi-tool, a pump, a patch kit, and a masterlink. We highly recommend a spare kit and plenty of food.