Rapha Prestige Eifel
Adventure. Teamwork. Resilience.
The Rapha Prestige tasks teams of riders with an all-day adventure across stunning terrain. Unsupported and unmarshalled, the rules are simple: start and finish as a team, and pass through all the checkpoints.
Applications are now closed.
Prepare for approximately 200 kilometres of rolling terrain and expect to be on the bike for between 7 to 10 hours. Through thick forests in quiet national parks, Prestige Eifel plots a route around the three-country border point where Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet. We seek out the roads less travelled, aiming to be quite remote at times and navigating between six reservoirs hidden by the forest. There will be checkpoint locations, each with a feed station. The route will be revealed only to confirmed participants 48 hours before the ride.
The Prestige is a completely unsupported ride. You are responsible for navigation and keeping yourself and your team going. Minimum kit should include two tubes, multi-tool, pump, patch kit, and a masterlink. We highly recommend spare kit and nutrition.
Up to 50 teams of four riders will be confirmed. A number of spaces are guaranteed for Rapha Cycling Club teams.
Entries cost €100 per team. Each rider receives a complementary cap and musette with an exclusive design unique to the Prestige you’ve ridden. At the start we provide last minute nutrition, water and coffee. At the finish we’ll have hot food and extra drinks for every rider, and we hope you can stay with us to share stories as the sun sets. Once your application has been accepted, Rapha will be in touch to collect the entry fee. Rapha will supply a payment link to confirmed teams on or after Monday, April 30.