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The Otley Grand Prix - Corporate Challenge

New for this year is The Corporate Challenge.

 

This is a competitive challenge event that is fully inclusive, so riders of all ability can take part and compete on an equal footing. Loosely based on the Olympic Omnium discipline, riders will compete in a series of events that seasoned competitors and novice riders alike will find both challenging and entertaining. Riding on the same circuit that will be used by the Elite riders the competitors.

WHEN: Wednesday 4 July TIME: 1pm to 6pm

OMNIUM CHALLENGE: You will start with a Prologue Time Trial. This is a virtual race on static bikes to set your benchmark time for the competition. The rankings from the virtual racing will define the position of the team on the start grid for the winner takes all City Challenge Criterium. Winners of the virtual race will take pole position on the finish line with the teams being lined up behind down the finish straight – grid position will be crucial to give you and your team mates the edge in the final race

TEAM KIT: To identify the teams and competitors each team will have a bespoke corporate jersey produced in their company name. Additional items are available as optional extras.

Competition Format

City firms will have a unique opportunity to battle it out on the world-famous Otley Grand Prix circuit to claim the glory of the fastest business in Yorkshire! Racing in front of thousands of fans makes this a unique experience. The excitement and adrenaline will fuel your team’s competitive spirit as you race to defeat your sporting city rivals.

 

The competition sees teams of four compete individually and as a team over the virtual qualification leading up to the City Challenge finale on the Otley Nocturne circuit.

 

Selected riders from each team will race against the clock and each other on our virtual time trial challenge on static bikes in the rider village.

 

The rankings from the virtual racing will define the position of the team on the start grid for the winner takes all City Challenge final. Winners of the virtual race will take pole position on the finish line with the teams being lined up behind down the finish straight – grid position will be crucial to give you and your team mates the edge in the final race.

 

The City Challenge will be a flat-out race over 3 laps of the Otley GP Nocturne circuit. It is a team race, so the result will be decided by the third rider across the line in each team, so teamwork is crucial.

 

THE RULES

The following rules and regulations will apply:

 

1. GENERAL

1.1 Cycling helmets are compulsory for all riders.

1.2 Final criterium result based on the third rider across the line from each team.

1.3 NO laps out will be permitted for mechanical issues.

 

2. TEAM COMPOSITION

2.1 Teams consist of up to six riders.

2.2 Riders must be your employees or clients.

2.3 No professional riders allowed.

2.4 A maximum of two riders can be British Cycling category 2, but no higher.

 

Hospitality

Teams will get access to our exclusive hospitality area with lavish catering provided by Ilkley’s Michelin starred restaurant The Box Tree, for your team and guests.

 

Complimentary bar and catering for guests and celebratory drinks after the racing Prime finish line spectator area to watch the Nocturne races.

  • Exclusive opportunity to follow one of the events in a VIP race director’s car

  • Exclusive access to the finish line hospitality area for the riders and 2 additional corporate guests. Food from the street food market.

  • Complimentary drinks including beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee

  • Exclusive Otley Nocturne gift pack

  • Entry for a team of 6 riders is £1,200

Additional team kit is available as follows:

  • Team Short Sleeve Jersey: £59

  • Team Shorts: £69

 

Additional tickets are available at £140.00.

 

Please contact admin@otleycycleraces.co.uk to book any additional tickets.