When the news of a 24-hour road race was announced back in November, word quickly spread through the road cycling community. This has to be one of the most hotly-anticipated events in the British calendar ever – and now entry for the event is officially open (entry form below).

The Shimano 24 Road Race takes place over July 12-13, 2008, on a closed circuit in the Sennybridge army training area, near Brecon, Powys, Wales. Organisers have already been inundated with requests for an entry form from eager riders – with only 250 team places available, you’re going to have to be quick to get your form in to be in with a chance of taking part… and helping make road race history.

The rules are straightforward, and will be familiar to those who have taken part in 24-hour mountain bike races. Members of each five-rider team will compete around a 8.7-mile circuit – the team who complete the most circuits in the 24 hour period win the event. Full details of the event can be found at www.shimano24.com.

Entry for the event is £210 per team of five riders – you must be a member of British Cycling to take part in the event. Bronze British Cycling membership is available at the heavily discounted rate of £5 for entrants that do not have it. Full event rules can be found on the entry form (below).

The above window should show the entry form PDF. Click on the file button to save to your computer. Follow the instructions on the form to enter the event. Good luck!

EXTERNAL LINK
Shimano 24 official website: www.shimano24.com

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