Ride24 Cycling Challenge

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Posted Thursday 17th January 2013 –

“Harder than the ironman,” as a 2012 participant put it – RIDE24 is billed as the hardcore cycling challenge for 2013. The 24-hour non-stop endurance cycle race will push riders to their limits as they attempt to complete as many laps as possible of the Thruxton Motor Circuit in 24 hours.

Taking place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September at Thruxton Motor Circuit racers will take on the 2.4 mile smooth circuit, with one small climb and wonderful 60-foot wide sweeping bends. Operated under British Cycling technical regulations, the event is open to relay teams of four as well as solo riders. Entry from just £60 includes free race support, free 24-hour hot and cold cycling friendly food and free energy drinks and packs from HIGH5 – as well as hot showers and free massage.

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The team with the most laps covered in 24 hours will win the coveted RIDE24 WINNERS TEAM title and trophy, held for two years now by a team from the University of Birmingham. The gauntlet has been thrown down for 2013 – are you ready to take on the reigning champions?

RIDE24 is organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research and funds raised will help sick babies and children. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children. Last year’s event raised more than £70,000 for the charity.

For more information about RIDE24 and to register, visit the website –

www.action.org.uk/ride24