Cyclone24 is an exciting 24hr team relay challenge where riders face the task of staying awake for 24hrs, battling physical exhaustion and mental fatigue, as they take to the track in teams of six.
It’s a real challenge of strength, determination and team spirit.
It’s a great team challenge and what’s more you don’t need to be Sir Chris Hoy to take part ! In fact you need no prior experience on the velodrome track, as this challenge is open to all cycling abilities.
Cyclone24 started in 2015 and has so far raised over £60,000 for homelessness charity, The Wallich.
You will need 6 people in your team, this can be a team of friends, clients, work colleagues or a mixture of all. All we ask is that each team makes a commitment to raise a minimum of £1500 sponsorship to take part (£250 per rider).
Your team of riders will turn up at 10am at the Wales International Velodrome in Newport on the morning of the challenge. You'll get sized, set up, and given your track bike, a shiny Dolan Pre- Curser. Then its off to get changed before heading to the Challenge briefing, where you will given all the do's and don'ts of the track, and given more detail on how we will help you survive 24hrs of endurance riding.
“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.”
- Charlie Zennadi, Customer Care Manager, Keepmoat Group
Next you'll warm up and devise your team strategy….and at Midday, the claxon will sound and the challenge begins . Then follows 24hrs of relay track riding.
A rest area and refreshments will be provided to help keep your energy levels high. 24hrs later the riding finishes (sounds easy), and we will end with an awards ceremony …before heading off to bed.
To enter you will need to complete a registration form and pay a team deposit of £300 (£50 per rider). Contact [email protected] for details.
“Cyclone 24 was a great event that enabled us to contribute to an exceptionally worthwhile cause and to take part in a unique team building event. The event itself was really great fun, albeit very hard, and was a great team building experience that I would thoroughly recommend.”
- Andrew Thomas, Managing Director, Rogue Resolutions
This event is designed for all abilities, from complete beginners to accomplished cyclist. However to get you ready, and make sure you are safe, we will be running practice sessions at the Wales International Velodrome in Newport in the run up to the challenge.
The practice session involves you being taken through a number of on track routines, enabling you to demonstrate a basic level of competency and safety.
Please contact us for the next practice session date.
Health & Safety
The safety of the riders on the track during the challenge is paramount.. Track rules and protocols will be made clear during the challenge briefing, and marshals will be on track throughout the event. Marshall instruction is to be followed at all times, repeated failure to adhere to marshall instruction will result in removal from the track and from the event as a whole.
The Wallich are a homelessness charity and have been working with homeless and vulnerable people for over 30 years. They work to find lasting solutions to homelessness and prevent its occurrence by working with those who are in danger of becoming homeless. They are most proud of is the difference they make to peoples lives, helping over 4000 people per year across Wales.
They house people that have been street homeless and have nowhere else to go. They help women who have suffered domestic violence. They support young people who are leaving the care system, soldiers leaving the army and many other who have fallen on hard times. They are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.