Dear participants, unfortunately we will have to postpone our 24h Bike Race 2022
The two years of the pandemic and the uncertainty of the international situation were not favourable for us to obtain the necessary support to carry out the race, and so we will postpone it to 2023, on a date to be announced as soon as possible.
We regret the inconvenience that this decision may cause you, believe us, difficult for us too, but the registrations made are valid for 2023.
Thank you for your understanding and we would like to count on your presence at the second edition of the 24h Bike Race.
24h Bike Race
An event with unique and pioneering characteristics in Portugal, with the support of the Portuguese Cycling Federation. It is an event open to all, professionals and amateurs and to all bicycles, disputed by teams or solo, in a relay system therefore everyone manages their own time on track. There will also be a 6h race for Electric Bikes.
The 2nd edition will take place on one weekend of May or June 2023 and in view of the success of the first edition, we expect a great turnout and as we have limited participants, make sure to guarantee your spot there!
Zero carbon footprint event, as the only car that circulates is electric, the Leading Car on the first lap and then the Medical Car and Press Car.
A mythical track where the great champions have celebrated great victories, and so here you have the opportunity to cycle in great safety, without cars, without sidewalks or roundabouts, without children or animals in your way, on a fantastic surface, with excellent infrastructure. You can experience the adrenaline of cycling on an excellent track and also during night, where you will have an illuminated track. At each post, there will be an attentive track marshal ready to help if you needed, thus creating a relaxed and lively atmosphere, basically a Cycling Festival in a Sport for All Day.
The entertainment area can be found behind the pits. Here you can find the presence of various brands and bicycle accessories, street food, cycling initiatives for the youngest, sponsor stands, a massage area and on Saturday night a pop rock music concert.
The race, how it will be?
Who can participate?
Everybody, this is an open open competition and so all above the age of 15 or those who turn 15 in 2023, federated or amateur, male or female, or for whom who simply want to have a different weekend, relaxed and engaged in some healthy team rivalry.
Which bikes can participate?
All bicycles are welcome; classical, road, mountain, triathlon, BTT, everyone brings their own bike! various types of bicycles can coexist within the same team. Electric bicycles can also take part in a 6h race that will be held on Saturday from 2 pm to 8 pm, with a separate classification.
Do we have to cycle for 24h?
No, don’t be scared, although there are those who do it in the Solo category. Since it is a team event in a relay system, everyone manages their own time on track, and cycles as much as they want or can sustain. In order to obtain a good classification at the end, it is always advisable to have a team member on the track and to be classified at the end, the team must have covered at least 40% of the distance covered by the winner of the race.
What about the cars?
Don’t worry, you won’t find them, because the great advantage of this event is to compete in a closed circuit, no cars, no people, no animals and without the usual and uncomfortable walks, roundabouts, drain covers, holes, etc. and various other typical situations you might encounter in public roads. We have a real-life “carpet” awaiting you, with a challenging and varied 4,163Kms layout, in excellent safety conditions.
And the night, how will it be?
With your safety always on our minds, we will have the circuit well-lit at night. The heat of the day will certainly contrast with the coolness of the night, and this will put all participants resistance to test. Only those who take part in the 24h race will have the opportunity to experience two unique moments; the sunset while gazing at the beautiful Serra de Sintra, and twilight with unique images and colours, in this fabulous circuit. These will be unforgettable moments for those who are on the track at that time.
How should I prepare?
Above anything else, you should bring along your good mood and eagerness to cycle for a few hours (not necessarily all in one go), in the company of family, friends or co-workers. Bring your bicycle, and if you do not have one, you can share among teammates. To be safe and comfortable, do not forget your helmet, gloves, clothes suitable for cycling and a sleeping bag to rest while you are not on track. Remember you will be spending the weekend with us at the racetrack, which we hope you will not regret!
And the food?
You can always bring along prepared meals or a picnic from home, however there will be a supply area with water, fruit and energy bars, and as in the first edition, a breakfast exclusive to participants on Sunday morning from 7 to 10 am. We hope to have even more surprises for you! For your friends and family there is the street food area operating in the Paddock Village.
Space for the teams?
The circuit pits have spacious areas that will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, as the number is limited. If there aren’t enough, a joint tent set up on the Paddock area will house the remaining participants. Each team has its own limited space and designated area within the pit, suitable for the number of elements that make up the team. The pits have also power supply, bathrooms and wifi. Anyone who wishes can also bring along an auto caravan and park it in the Paddock area in an appropriate location.
Do you have any doubts?
We can clarify you! send us a message, and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.