In little under a month, we will be taking part in Revolve24. A new series of 24-hour relay events based at famous motor circuits around the world.
While there are other circuit relays out there, Revolve24 has added a number of interesting elements to the event in order to make it more interactive and exciting than simply speeding around a course as fast as possible.
The most exciting is perhaps the smartphone app (iOS/Android) developed to complement the race. The app links with the most popular cycling apps to keep a record of your training, and it’ll build that data into a race grid for the day. The pole position teams will get the best spots in the pit straight too, encouraging riders to get their game together ahead of the race weekend.
Once the race is running the app will switch to real-time tracking of your team’s position in the overall standings. There’ll be a host of other competitions too: king and queen of the mountains, fastest lap, sprints and rider categories.
The inaugural event is taking place on September 19-20th at Brands Hatch. Which for those unfamiliar is far from flat. There is 35m of climbing in every 3.8km lap, with gradients as high as 9%.
You can enter as teams of two, four, six or eight, or if you’re a total masochist you can enter as a solo rider. It’s £225 if you want to do it on your own, and the more riders you have the cheaper it is per head: £210 each for a team of two, £195 for four, £175 for six and £150 for eight. If you’d like to do it as a team but you can’t find enough willing buddies, Revolve24 will be offering a team matching service to put individuals and smaller groups together into bigger squads.
There will be camping at the circuit for the whole weekend, and an event village on site with a range of different retailers and brands.
If you want to come out and race The Locals team there is still time to sign up here: revolve24.com