Adventure. Teamwork. Resilience.
The Rapha Prestige tasks teams of four 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 162 kilometres and 2882m of climbing. Expect to be on the bike for between 10-12 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 tarmac to rugged gravel. There will be checkpoint locations and a supplied route, which will be revealed, only to confirmed participants, 24 hours 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 .gpx file will be supplied, teams must follow the supplied route.
Up to 35 teams, which must include at least one female rider, will be confirmed. Ten spaces are guaranteed for Rapha Cycling Club teams.
$100US per team. 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 Wednesday 3rd May. At the start we provide last minute nutrition, water and coffee. At the finish we’ll have a hot meal and extra drinks for every rider, and hope you can hang around to share stories as the sun sets.