Kenny back for Revolve 24
Kenny back for Revolve 24

Six-time Olympic cycling champion Jason Kenny will be heading to Kent’s world-class motor circuit on 16-17 September to take part in Revolve24, the 24-hour cycling endurance event at Brands Hatch.

His wife Laura Kenny CBE (née Trott) is four-time Olympic champion and the most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history. Laura is heavily pregnant with their first child, but rather than enjoying his last child-free months relaxing, Jason is riding in a relay team of four, non-stop for 24-hours, just for fun.

Jason’s team, Team Bailey of Bristol, includes his uncle and father in law Adrian Trott, Laura’s dad.

Revolve24, which this year will host nearly a thousand riders offers the unique experience of riding on the famous motor circuit’s smooth asphalt, in scenic Kent countryside.

Jason helped launch Revolve24 back in 2015 as event ambassador. He returned to the track last year (10-11 September 2016) and rode Revolve24 in a team, as an alternative to having a stag party, prior to his wedding, two weeks’ later.

Unsurprisingly, Jason won the event’s King of the Mountain title, by climbing the 9% gradient Halewoods Hill that bends into the famous Druids Corner in just over 10 seconds.

Jason Kenny, who is riding to raise money for the RNLI says: “I really enjoy Revolve24. It’s a definite challenge – both off the track, trying to look after yourself throughout the weekend, as well as getting stuck in on the track. There’s a great atmosphere here and it’s good fun.”

This year Jason will be riding alongside some other established names in cycling including the professional racing team Bike Channel Canyon, which is offering a professional cycling contract to the winner of the Bike Channel’s Pro Coach programme.

Ex-England rugby union player with five caps for the nation, Duncan Bell is also taking on this years’ challenge while raising money and awareness for the mental health charity HeadSet.

James Golding, 36, has had two near-death experiences and has recently beaten a world record for the most miles cycled in seven days (1,766.2 miles). Having raised over £3million for cancer charities, James has gone from nearly dying on the operating table while having a 11.5cm tumour removed from near his spine, while almost paralysed through weakness, to endurance riding across the USA (where he got hit by a truck).

He’s overcome cancer twice, ridden the world’s toughest cycle route, the Haute Route eight times (including reaching three of the highest peaks non-stop) and is now a TEDx speaker and motivational mentor for schoolchildren.

Spectators are welcome to buy tickets to watch the action. Riders can register for the 24-, 12- and 6-hour events, as well as the Team Time Trial and Crit.

More information can be found at revolve24.com

Join the action on social media by following @revolve24 on Twitter and Instagram and using #R242017, or on Facebook www.facebook.com/revolve24


 
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