We were at the inaugural running of Red Bull Timelaps last year, and it was a whole lot of fun. It’s a 24-hour race with a difference, the difference being that it’s on the weekend when the clocks go back, so you actually get 25 hours of racing. This year it's on 27-28 October, and the venue is the same: Windsor Great Park on the Berkshire/Surrey border.
The race is held on a fast, flowing circuit around Windsor Great park, and for that extra hour the riders are funnelled into a shorter lap, where the laps count double. The team with the most laps wins. Simple!
We had a lot of fun at last year’s event, with two road.cc teams competing: a reader’s team and a staff team. This year we’re hoping to get a team together too, so stay tuned for news of that. But if you want to enter a team with your riding buddies our advice would be to get in quick, as there aren’t that many places left.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.