Revolve24, the 24-hour cycling endurance challenge hosted on the UK motor circuit Brands Hatch from September 14 to the 16, has expanded its 2018 programme to offer over 48 hours of events.
Last year the event attracted over 600 soloists, duos and team riders. Now in its fourth year, the 2018 weekend line-up also includes the UK’s first ever dedicated eMTB event, the inaugural 12+12 event, the British Cycling Youth Circuit Finals, plus the 6-hour and 12-hour track challenges.
For Friday’s Revolve12+12 race, sponsored by clothing supplier KALAS, teams of four male/female riders will compete in a part-4UP TTT, part-road race, with all teams starting together on the track to complete 12 laps of the GP circuit and 12 laps of the Indy circuit – a total of 70km. The teams will complete the laps in whichever order they wish, the fourth rider crossing the finish line counting as the finishing time for the team. This rule means that teams may not know where they are in the race until the final lap.
Revolve24 will also feature one of the UK’s first dedicated eMTB events. The two-stage ride takes place in and around the Brands Hatch venue, running parallel to, and sometimes over, the GP circuit. A qualifying lap is followed by a six-hour team endurance challenge. The event is open to males and female soloists, duos and teams of four.
Over the weekend, the free Revolve24 App on iOS and Android will provide team captains and spectators with real-time tracking of riders. There is a host of other competitions too, including King and Queen of the Mountains, fastest lap, sprints and rider categories.
Entry fee includes track time, professional timing system with live race tracking, British Cycling insurance, shared use of a pit garage, two nights’ camping and parking, 24hr access to tea, coffee, water and snacks, access to shower facilities, Wi-Fi and charging points for lights and devices.