R3 Grand Britannia

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Fort William, Scotland

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R3 Grand Britannia'17

As a prelude to the launch of the R3GrandSeries2018, this is Grand Britannia’17, Great Britain from the saddle. From Ben Nevis in Fort William, journey around wild Scotland, before heading south, via Loch Lomond, Lake District, Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, turning east to finish in Windsor.

  • 1472 miles, non-stop ultra

  • Fort William to Windsor Castle

  • 200 solo cyclists, team supported (150 men / 50 women)

  • Prizes: 1st place £50k, 2nd £20k, 3rd £15k, 4th £10k, 5th £5k

  • Route safety supported

  • Winners Ceremony in London (date TBC)

  • Safety/Sleep/Refreshment Stations

  • Entry Fee £1450.00

  • Balance of £1350 is due on 31st of May (see application process below)

General Rules

  • It is important that all potential participants of the R3 Grand Britannia are very clear about the type of event that they will be entering, how it operates and what their responsibilities and liabilities are before going ahead with registration. Please make sure you are 100% clear about this before taking on this challenge.

  • •The event is a long distance ultra cycling challenge over 1,500 miles (approx) within the United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales and England). Most of the main mountain ranges in the UK are included. The overall elevation is considerable and not for the unfit or faint hearted.

  • You will have to travel through whatever weather occurs and be prepared to use your initiative to overcome changes to the route from road works, accidents and acts of God.

  • •The event is run on open roads so you must be prepared to cycle amongst traffic, which will be heavy at times. Route finding is a key part of reaching the finish successfully.

  • The event is a non-stop race, which means you and your team will be required to continue cycling and driving through the night. We expect you to rest and sleep when needed and not to endanger yourselves or anyone else.

  • •Any person that enters has to organise and pay for his or her own support.

  • •Everyone is responsible for organising their own return home from the finish.

  • •All teams are completely autonomous and liable for their own actions.

  • •This event requires dedication and enthusiasm to succeed, not only in the taking part, but also in the planning and organisation on the lead up to it.

  • •Solo cyclists only with 1 x Follow Vehicle and a minimum of 3 Support Crew.

  • Full T&C will be announced on 1st April 2017

R3 Grand Britannia categories

There is only a solo category in the R3 Grand Britannia which is split by gender - male and female.

Cyclists under 18 years of age cannot enter.

Application Process and Refund Policy:

All applicants are subject to race history and approval, before entries processed from 1 April and the final 200 formally invited to participate and announced. If you have been accepted your registration fee will be deducted from the entry fee. If not it shall be refunded.

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