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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: tral-rat on June 03, 2010, 09:17:38 am

Title: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: tral-rat on June 03, 2010, 09:17:38 am
would this just be riding the mersey roads with the guys from the club i.e the cumulative solo distances added together ?

or is it like in mtb events where a team event is a team of 2/3/4 doing it in a relay ?

or have i missed the point totally and its something else altogether.

only ask as im doing the merseyroads this year and wondered if it was relevent to audaxing
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: border-rider on June 03, 2010, 09:21:41 am
What's the context ?

In terms of, say, qualification for an Audax UK Brevet 25,000, a 24-hour team event is an Arrow, e.g the Easter Arrows to York.

The Mersey Roads gets you championship points, but even if a bunch of you ride it, it still only counts as an individual event.
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: tral-rat on June 03, 2010, 09:22:31 am
ok thats all i needed to know. figured as much  just wanted clarrification
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: vorsprung on June 03, 2010, 09:23:29 am
would this just be riding the mersey roads with the guys from the club i.e the cumulative solo distances added together ?
There is a team prize
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or is it like in mtb events where a team event is a team of 2/3/4 doing it in a relay ?
There are no relays
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or have i missed the point totally and its something else altogether.
you ride non stop as possible for 24 hours and the person who has gone the furthest is the winner
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only ask as im doing the merseyroads this year and wondered if it was relevent to audaxing
AUK still give "points" for each 100km done in the Mersey Roads because it used to be used as a qualifying event for PBP
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: MSeries on June 03, 2010, 09:23:50 am
Since this is in the Audax board I assume you are referring to the phrase from the requirements for Brevet 5000 etc. In audax terms in the UK a 24 Hour Team event is a Summer or Easter Arrow. There are threads in the very forum talking about the Easter Arrow.
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: tral-rat on June 03, 2010, 09:25:52 am
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or have i missed the point totally and its something else altogether.

you ride non stop as possible for 24 hours and the person who has gone the furthest is the winner

aye i got that part  - it was more have i missed point of a team 24 event - i come from an mtb 24hr back ground and everythings different over there
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: Tewdric on June 03, 2010, 09:26:59 am
aye i got that part  - it was more have i missed point of a team 24 event - i come from an mtb 24hr back ground and everythings different over there

It's certainly muddier, eh Mal Volio?
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: tral-rat on June 03, 2010, 09:30:02 am
colder - in the case of strathpuffer 24
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: border-rider on June 03, 2010, 09:37:53 am
aye i got that part  - it was more have i missed point of a team 24 event - i come from an mtb 24hr back ground and everythings different over there

It's certainly muddier, eh Mal Volio?

and involves more BEER, in my very limited experience ;)
Title: Re: 24 hour team event ?
Post by: Ian H on June 03, 2010, 05:40:12 pm
The Mersey Roads does offer a team prize - fastest three in a club.