Entries have opened for a 24-hour cycling relay race to be held at the Thruxton motor racing circuit on Saturday September 7 and Sunday September 8.
The RIDE24 event will be held to raise funds for Action Medical Research, which supports scientific research into medical research to help sick babies and children.
Last year’s event raised £70,000 for the charity, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year.
Olympic gold medalist, and three-time wearer of the Tour de France yellow jersey, Chris Boardman, is backing the event.
“RIDE24 is a great stamina-busting event for you and your team. So sign up today because every mile your ride and every penny you raise will help save and change children’s lives,” he said.
Participants can enter in one of four categories.
The fundraising team option is for teams of four. Entry costs £240. Participants must commit to raising £1,300 in sponsorship.
The sportive team option is for teams of four. Entry costs £1,000. No further fundraising is necessary.
The fundraising solo rider option is for individuals. Entry costs £60. Participants must raise £325 in sponsorship.
The sportive solo rider option is for individuals. Entry costs £250. No further fundraising is necessary.
Teams will challenge for the RIDE24 Winners Team Title, won for the last two years by a team from the University of Birmingham, by completing the most laps in 24 hours.
Riders can recover in the RIDE24 rider village, which will offer a hospitality marquee with hot showers and a free massage, camping facilties, first aid and mecahincal support, free hot and cold food energy powders.
The Thruxton circuit is 2.4 miles long, with a smooth surface, and sweeping bends up to 60-feet wide.