The Ballarat 24 hour is an Australian first – a bicycle road race over a closed road course of 18 km length. The event will literally be held for a duration of 24 hours, the winner being the individual or team that cover the most distance in the allotted time. The event is open to teams of 6, male, female or mixed.
The event will also be open to individuals who wish to compete solo. Age of participants will be a minimum of 14 years with no limit on age (see regulations for underage competition requirements).
This is the opportunity to pit your skills against the best Australia has to offer and race against the clock!
Competitors are coming from triathlon, road racing, mountain biking (already very experienced 24 hour riders) and many disciplines of endurance sport as well as the ever expanding “sports cycling” brigade. The team aspect will also see a lot of people competing for the first time, this is exciting! There are many mass participation events in Australia but very few are real races and fewer again are recognised UCI events.
This is a real time trial and will be run and refereed by the same team of commissaries that have hosted World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. The timing system will be exactly the same as that which is used at the World Championships and will see an accuracy rarely experienced by the non professional competitors, veteran or novice.
Prize money will be offered in all categories. Corporate team participation is actively encouraged and perpetual trophies are offered to these sectors. Each participant will also receive a generous competitors pack. To see what’s involved head over to the regulations page.
Racing is from 27 – 28. November, detailed information and registration via: www.700cproductions.com