An introduction to the Rapha Prestige

The Rapha Prestige is not a race; it’s an unsupported, unsanctioned, and un-marshalled ride across stunning terrain. The rules are simple. The course is tough. Team members must start, ride and finish together.

The Route

Prepare for approximately 120 miles and 7,000 – 10,000ft of climbing. Expect to be on the bike for between 8-12 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 black tarmac to rugged gravel. The full route will be revealed, only to confirmed participants, 48 hours before the ride.


The Prestige is a completely unsupported ride. You are responsible for 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 for your gps.


Up to 25 teams of four riders will be confirmed.

Entry cost

$200 per team and 6-12 beers per team to share amongst fellow riders after the ride. Once your application has been accepted, Rapha North America will be in touch to collect the entry fee. Rapha North America will supply a payment link to confirmed teams on or after Friday April 29th. At the start we provide last minute nutrition, water and espresso. At the finish we’ll have a meal for every rider and hope you can remain to share stories as the sun sets.

Apply here

The closing date for applications is April 26th. Rapha North America will confirm teams on or before April 29th.

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