From Britain to the Bend: UK's Biggest 24 Hour Cycling Challenge heads to Adelaide
04 May 17
Revolve24, the U.K’s biggest 24 hour endurance cycling challenge, is headed to Adelaide Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 January 2018, as an official associated event of the Santos Tour Down Under.
The inaugural weekend long festival will be one of the first events to take place at Australia’s newest world class motorsport park, The Bend.
Hundreds of riders will descend onto the newly launched Bend Motorsport Park for Revolve24 to experience the world class 7.77km undulating track. Riders can choose between 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour challenges and enter as a soloist or a team of 2, 4, 6 or 8.
Although the 24 hour challenge will be the centre piece of the weekend, the event will be a festival of cycling with a number of other cycling challenges scheduled to take place over the two days.
Revolve24 Australia Founder David Fell says, “Fast, fun and safe, Revolve24 is a team endurance challenge suited to riders of any skill level. We’re excited to be partnering with the Santos Tour Down Under to deliver another incredible cycling event to the thousands of visitors who come to Adelaide in January. This will be the first major event at The Bend and the very first time cyclists will have the chance to experience this fabulous track.”
“Circuit challenges allow riders to concentrate on their performance, supporting their team mates. Endurance cycling is growing here in Australia, as it is in many parts of the world and Revolve24 deliver a comprehensive, team-based, endurance challenge to participants,” adds Fell.
South Australian Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell said Revolve24 was a welcome addition to the TDU’s nine day festival of cycling.
“Revolve24 will provide amateur riders with an amazing cycling experience not seen before in Australia, along with the thrill of riding on a world-class and newly established motor circuit,” Minister Bignell said.
“This year TDU broke all event records attracting 43,000 cycling fans who travelled specifically to SA for the event as 840,000 fans lined our streets. The event generated $56.5 million for the State’s economy and we think the addition of Revolve24 to the calendar will help us to continue to grow the event’s success.
“With next year being the TDU’s 20th edition and with the addition of Revolve24, we hope to reach that magic million mark of fans attending next year’s event. We are delighted to be able to support the sport of cycling in South Australia at both a professional and recreational level.
"We also supported the building of The Bend Motorsport Park and it will be great to see it in action next January."
Revolve24 Australia will also be a Race Across America (RAAM) qualifier, the only one in Australia.
Register your interest in participating in Revolve24 Australia NOW. Full registrations will open soon.
Visit www.revolve24.com.au for more details.
- When: January 13-14 2018
- Where: The Bend Motorsport Park www.thebend.com.au
- What: Revolve24 Australia- Endurance cycling challenge. 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour challenges - and enter as a soloist or a team of 2, 4, 6 or 8
- More info: www.revolve24.com.au