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Cyclothon UK Reunites Sporting Heroes at Brands Hatch

by Henry Peacock

Cyclothon UK, the 12 hour endurance team relay road cycling race is due to take place at Brands Hatch circuit on Thursday September 5th, 2013.

The event in its third year provides a common ground for solo riders, corporate teams, charity fundraisers and sporting celebrities to challenge themselves and each other in the increasingly popular sport of cycling. 

Cyclothon UK takes place at Brands Hatch, a Paralympic Games venue

The timely return to London 2012 venue Brands Hatch, just following the one year anniversary of the most successful Paralympic Games in history, has created a buzz of enthusiasm among the celebrity riders signed up to take part.

The rugby rivalry runs rampant, with Wales legends Alix Popham and Colin Charvis taking the lead for Team Dragons. The have recruited fellow Welsh team mates Lloyd Burns and Iestyn Thomas to join them to battle against Team Jocks (Craig Chalmers, Scott Hastings, Gavin Kerr and Doddie Weir) and Team Bulldogs (Victor Ubogu, John Hall, Mark Regan and Lee Mears). With hundreds of international caps between them, supporters will be keen to see who still has the stamina and cycling power to lead their Home Nation side to victory.

Rugby stars at Cyclothon UK

Charity teams taking part have also worked hard to find their own celebrity riders to go up against the rugby riders. Weather presenter Sian Lloyd, Vice President of Abigail's Footsteps is saddling up for the first time at the event. Approaching the challenge with excitement and trepidation, Sian has forecasted a "really sunny enjoyable day" and looks forward to adding a 12 hour endurance cycling race to her long list of charity challenges.

Organisers of Cyclothon are encouraging local businesses and schools to come to the event to cheer on the sporting celebrities and charities that are taking part. Entry is free for all spectators and the event will run for 12 hours from 7:30am until the award presentation ceremony on the podium at 7:30pm

Offering a "luxury event" experience at Brands Hatch, Cyclothon UK is quickly becoming one of the premier amateur events on the Road Race calendar.  Pit garages, hot showers, changing rooms, breakfast, lunch and dinner, free massage, mechanical support, high value prizes and the chance for all riders to mix with sporting stars.

Traditionally reserved for super bikes, F1 and touring cars, Brands Hatch circuit provides an outstanding course for the non-motorised form of racing transportation with its well-maintained surface and challenging undulating hills. 

Registration to compete in this exciting event closes on Friday August 16th, 2013 now is your last chance to book your place. For more details visit


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