In a throwback to the Victorian practice of racing penny farthings around a track in relay for 24 hours, the Cyclone 24 event returns for its second year at Newport Velodrome on 16th October. Fancy yourself as the next Chris Hoy or Bradley Wiggins - well here's your chance. Organisers have space for just three more teams of up to six riders - so why not test how far you and your mates can cycle in a day?
All they ask is that each rider commits to raise a minimum of £200 for the homelessness charity, The Wallich. Last year £17,000 was raised as the riders collectively cycled more than 5,000 miles. This year they hope to increase that distance to 10,000 miles (the equivalent of riding from Newport to Australia) with 24 teams taking part.
Riders of all abilities are welcome to take part with practice sessions taking place prior to the event. No rider is allowed to continue for longer than one hour at a time: see if you can beat Sir Brad’s Hour Record! Charlie Zennadi who took part last year said that, “We were all extremely elated to cross the finish line after completing such a difficult challenge. Everything was very well organised and the team were lovely and helpful.” It looks like a fantastic event which will stay in the memory of those taking part for many a year, and all for a worthy cause.
Register on the Cyclone24 website.