BikeRadar Live: Sign up now for the Devil Takes the Hindmost

It's survival of the fittest in elimination event

Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race

The Devil Takes The Hindmost circuit race is set to be one of the highlights of our BikeRadar Live festival in May. It’s an elimination race where riders will set off in a staggered start, based on British Cycling race category or ability.


The first groups will need to work together to ensure they’re not caught by the faster riders. After an hour, the ‘Devil’ will pick off the backmarkers at the start/finish line of every lap.

The objective is to stay in the main pack to avoid being eliminated by the ‘Devil’ on each lap after the one-hour mark – and to keep enough energy in reserve for the sprint on the final lap at the two-hour mark. This is a high-octane race requiring great skill, strength and endurance.

“The Devil” is brought to you by HotChillee, producers of the London-Paris Cycle Tour, the professional event for amateurs. This is your chance to rub shoulders and turn pedals with pros and celebs.

Entry costs £35 per person, which includes a weekend ticket for BikeRadar Live. Riders must be 18 or over. Winners will receive a share of a £2,000 cash prize.

The event takes place from 2-4pm on Sunday 31 May. Sign-on and number collection is from 9am–1.30pm at the registration tent.

For full details, and terms and conditions, visit the Devil Takes The Hindmost page on our BikeRadar Live website. To enter another race or challenge, go to the BikeRadar Live website.

About BikeRadar Live

BikeRadar Live is the biggest ever mass-participation cycling event to hit the UK, and will take place on the weekend of 30–31 May 2009 at DoningtonPark in Leicestershire.

The weekend will be packed full of races and challenges, with something for everyone, whether you want to compete, watch your friends and family or just check out some of the world’s best riders.

Entry into any of the events gives you full access to the festival’s many attractions including spectacular all-weather stunt displays, invitational dirt jump and dual slalom comps, a cycling film festival, live big top entertainment and the Scott Sunset DJ Sessions. Test yourself against pro and celebrity riders in the Procycling Hot Laps, post a time in the Wattbike comp or take the kids along to the Islabikes Children’s Skills School. A purpose-built bikes and accessories expo will give festival-goers the chance to ride the latest bikes from leading brands and grab show-only deals on bikes and accessories.

Events include the Cycling Plus Sportive in association with the Geoff Thomas Foundation (100km and 100 mile), Whyte Night night-time enduros (12hr and 4hr), MBUK Eliminator dual-slalom, Triathlon Plus duathlon and the Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race. Click here to sign up.

BikeRadar Live’s world-class facilities include on-site camping with a kids and family area, secure bike lock-up, showers, bike wash, workshop, picnic area, medical centre, viewing stands and food and drink market.


BikeRadar Live is brought to you by Future, the makers of Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus,, What Mountain Bike, and Procycling. For more details, go to the BikeRadar Live website.