It's a fitting prize because RIDE24, a 24-hour endurance race in aid of Action Medical Research, was inspired by the classic 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race.
Event manager Sarah Stevenson said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for riders taking part in our event. The winning team are now set to not only win the coveted RIDE24 winners’ trophy but a place in this stunning event in France and possibly a punt at that winners’ title too!”
Now in its second year, RIDE24 takes place at Dunsfold Park on the weekend of 19-20 June. The winners are the team who complete the most laps in 24 hours. A few places are still available for teams of four. For more details and to register, visit www.action.org.uk/ride24.
The 24 Heures Velo takes place at the Circuit Bugatti on 21-22 August. The free team place for the winners of RIDE24 has been donated by organisers Romain Gasnal and the Claude Gasnal Organisation. For more details about the race, visit www.24heuresvelo.fr.
Last year's RIDE24 winners, The Iron Horses, receive their trophies from Nicole Cooke