Organisers of the Shimano 24 (July 12-13, 2008) have announced a prize pot amounting to over £10,000 worth of cash and high-end cycling kit.

Madison, the UK distributor for Shimano and financial backer of the world’s first 24 hour road challenge have put together a prize package for each category of team taking part in the event.

As has previously been announced, the event will be limited to only 170 teams of five riders in its inaugural year, so there will never be a better opportunity to get your hands on the prizes

The Shimano 24 organisers recommend you submit your team entry as soon as possible. However, numbers permitting, entries will be accepted right up to a couple of days before the race. The cost of entering is £210 per team (£42 per rider).

The challenge is open to riders of all abilities and as such the field will be spilt into groups so everyone has an equal chance at winning, and let’s face it, as much as taking part in this event will mean you will be part of making history, it is the winning that counts!

Prizes will be broken down as follows:

Group 1 – £3,000 cash prize fund
1st – £1500 split between each rider in the team (£300 per rider)
2nd – £1,000 split between each rider in the team (£200 per rider)
3rd – £500 split between each rider in the team (£100 per rider)

Group 2
1st – Shimano Dura Ace STi levers (double) & a Dura Ace rear mech set per team rider (worth £320 each)
2nd – Shimano Ultegra SL chainset and cassette per team rider (worth £195 each)
3rd – Giro Atmos helmet per team rider (worth £100 each)

Group 3
1st – Giro Ionos helmet and a pair of Giro Semi glasses per rider (worth £200 each)
2nd – Giro Ionos helmet per rider (worth £130 each)
3rd – Blackburn Delphi Cycle Computer per rider (worth £70 each)

Group 4
1st – Giro Ionos helmet and a pair of Giro Semi glasses per rider (worth £200 each)
2nd – Giro Havik glasses per rider (worth £125 each)
3rd – Blackburn Delphi Cycle Computer per rider (worth £70 each)

A full set of rules and information on how teams will be grouped is available here: http://www.shimano24.com/teaminfo/index.html

The action takes place on a closed, 8.7 mile road circuit in the Brecon Beacons, offering a demanding level of climbs, descents, twists and turns sure to put your tactics, endurance and mental strength through their toughest test.

If you and your team mates think you have what it takes, then enter now by going to the www.shimano24.com website.

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