We have been lucky enough to grab one of the team places for the now sold out Red Bull Timelaps and we've randomly selected four riders to fly the flag for team road.cc from all of you that entered. Not only do you get free entry into the race, you'll also receive a bundle of the latest All Weather clothing courtesy of wiggle's in house brand dhb.
Thank you to everyone who entered to take part by commenting on the story and this was by far the largest interest we've ever seen for a day long race. From the sixty odd riders we've randomly selected the four we need who are;
You should each have an email from Stu Kerton in your inbox now providing you with all the details about what to do next.
"Spring forward, Fall back," goes the American saying about which way to adjust your clocks, watches and sundry other timekeeping devices twice a year. And the clocks going back in October provides the inspiration behind a new event, the Red Bull Timelaps, which will take place in Windsor Great Park and is claimed to be "the world's longest one-day bike race" - because it spans 25 hours.
Starting on midday on Saturday 28 October and finishing at noon the following day, the event will see up to 150 teams of four riders take on a 6.6 kilometre closed circuit inside the park in the shadow of Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Only one rider from each team will be allowed on the circuit at a time, meaning that "participants will have to demonstrate a mixture of strategic nous, endurance and determination to overcome the challenge."
The winner will be the team completing most laps within the 25 hours - and to spice things up, laps completed on a special shorter circuit during a 'Power Hour' starting when the clocks go back at 2am will count double.
With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for road.cc back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!