An introduction to the Rapha Prestige
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 170km and rolling terrain. Expect to be on the bike for between 8-10 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 and maybe a ford or two. There will be three 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 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 and teams are encouraged to plot their own routes (in the spirit of the ride we ask teams not to take A roads).
Up to 30 teams of four riders will be confirmed. 10 spaces are guaranteed for RCC teams.
100€ per team and at least six beers to share amongst fellow riders after the ride. 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 from Wednesday 23rd August onwards. 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.