The IG City Challenge will take place on the Thursday evening as part of the IG London Nocturne at The London Bike Show. The competition will see city teams competing for points over several cycling disciplines – quite simply the business with the most points will be crowned champions.
Teams are made up of four riders and can include staff members or company clients. The only rule is that professional or ex-professional riders are not allowed to race. Confirmed teams include:
2 Clifford Chance
3 Ernst & Young
4 Financial Times
5 BNP Paribas
6 Brewin Dolphin
7 Tullett Prebon
12 Shift Active Media
PLEASE NOTE: Team places are still available – see entry package below.
The Challenge will include cycling stages designed to test sprinting, climbing, bunch racing and time trial skills. The Team Captain must choose which of his team mates will ride each stage before the whole team compete in the final relay on the specially designed indoor circuit.
Stage 1: Individual Time Trial (riders will race against the clock over two laps of the circuit).
Stage 2: Hill Climb (using turbo trainers, riders will race against the clock on a tough hill climb).
Stage 3: Criterium (a bunch race over 20 laps to test endurance and bike handling).
Stage 4: Sprint (speed will be measured as riders are timed over a 500m roller race sprint).
Stage 5: Team Relay (the team comes together to race a lap each in the team relay).
Points will be awarded for each stage with standings updated after each round of the competition.
This schedule is a guide and may be subject to change.
Riders sign on opens
Teams presented on stage
Stage 1: Individual Time Trial
Stage 2: Hill Climb
Stage 3: Criterium
Stage 4: Sprint
Stage 5: Team Relay
Finish and Podium Presentations
Team Entry Package
The team entry will be based on four riders and will include:
- Team entry to the IG City Challenge
- Entry to The London Bike Show on Thursday 17th January
- Complimentary water and energy products throughout the evening
- Hospitality food menu
- Celebratory champagne at the end of the competition
- Bike transfers – collected from your office on Wed/Thurs and returned on Friday (London addresses only)
Team Entry fee: £600
Branded cycling jerseys can be ordered at a special price from clothing partner, Champion Systems – contact us for details
Drinks will also be available from the hospitality bar and teams can run a bar tab.
Team entry can be paid for via company invoice or on cards via Paypal (VAT and credit card charges will apply).
For more information and to register a place please contact:
Kate Innocent (Face Partnership)
0207 490 3000