Photo Credit: Chris Keller-Jackson

So you’re looking for a new challenge that mixes endurance sports with something new and fun – for charity? I’ve found it. Cyclone 24. Here’s what you need to know…

What is it?
Cyclone24 is a 24-hour cycle team relay event with a difference – it’s based in the velodrome, on the indoor cycle track. Fully supported before and during the event, it’s suitable for all ages and levels of cycling experiences. Think exhausting, think exhilarating. You’ll feel like a pro!

How does it work?
It’s a team event, so round up six riders and get training. Each rider takes turns on the track, with a maximum of one-hour’s cycling at a time.

Sounds amazing! But I’ve never ridden on a cycle track…
No problem. Two fully coached private track inductions/training sessions are included, to give you the ins and the outs and familiarise you with the safety advice (the track sessions are mandatory for all team members). You’ll also receive a welcome pack and riders’ manual which covers the basics.

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What about equipment – bike, helmet etc?
It’s all provided. No need to bring anything – bikes, helmets, chip timing, energy nutrition and free parking are all included. Oh and there’s free refreshments and hot showers too.

What if I have a mechanical? Or get cramp?!
All the events are fully supported with track guidance and mechanical support whenever you need it. Feeling a bit stiff between rides? No problem, the trackside physio is provided to help ease your aches and pains.

Where is Cyclone24 based?
The final event of 2017 is based in Newport, Wales, taking place on October 22-23.
Next year’s events are also located in Derby (February 3-4, 2018) and Manchester (date TBC).

You mentioned the charity element – how’s that work?
On average 10-20% of all registration fees go to Cyclone24’s chosen charities, which vary according to the venue. These are: Nottingham Children’s Hospital’s The Big Appeal; St. Ann’s Hospice, Manchester and Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales. Teams are encouraged to raise money for the house charities (an impressive £65,000 has been raised so far), but equally you’re free to fundraise for your own charity instead.

How much is it?
The cost per team is from £900 – so £150 for each of the six riders. This accounts for the two private track induction sessions plus all the coaching, equipment, refreshments and nutrition during the 24 hours.

Photo Credit: Chris Keller-Jackson

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