QUALIFIER FOR RAAM SOLOISTS
We encourage a wide range of cyclists to take part in Revolve24 - from teams looking to bond over a weekend challenge, folk wanting to raise awareness and cash for charity to competitive cyclists looking to win a place on the podium.
All are welcome!
For 2017 we are also really pleased to be able to welcome back another group - those wishing to take part in the renowned challenge that is The Race Across America (RAAM). Whilst RAAM takes place in June every year we are delighted to be one of only two UK races able to offer a chance for soloists to qualify for RAAM 2018. Teams are also welcome to use our event as a practise for the RAAM.
In our 2016 event we had 5 soloist riders that qualified to participate in the RAAM!
To take part in RAAM as a soloist you have to have successfully taken part in a solo 24hr ride at an approved qualifying event. Revolve24 at Brands Hatch is now one of those events so as part of your build up to a 2018 attempt this is now an exciting alternative qualifier.
You will be able to defer your qualification for one year once you have completed the required distance (i.e. it would be valid for 2018 and 2019 events)
Whatever sized team you enter for RAAM, the experience of working together is vital for a successful and enjoyable experience - or maybe a way of finding out if RAAM is indeed for you. Working together beforehand to plan off-track strategy, pre-event nutrition and training as well as coping with the experience of a 24 hour event will stand you in good stead for the actual event.
So if you are interested in a bite-szed RAAM then this could be just the event for you.....
ENTRY & RAAM QUALIFICATION
For soloists wishing to qualify for the RAAM entry into the Revolve24 event will be into a non-drafting solo category (you'll simply need to let us know that this is the category you wish to enter on your entry and that's all you need to do)
To qualify for RAAM Male Soloists will need to complete a minimum of 350 Miles and Female Soloists a minimum of 325 Miles. Allowance has been made from RAAM's normal qualifying distance (400 miles) due to the nature of Brands Hatch's circuit.
Teams entering RAAM do not need to qualify, so you can enter into whichever category suits you team size - and be able to compete and take part as any other team would. Whether you wish to complete the 24hrs without drafting is up to you.
All entries would be subject to the same guidance of bike, lighting and safety specifications as other riders - details of which can be found under "Bike Eligibility and Lights Guidance".
RAAM is run by Fred and Rick Boethling and based in Boulder, Colorado. More details on their fantastic race and contact details for any specific questions can be found at www.raceacrossamerica.org
Obviously we're also happy to help too via R24team@revolve24.com