Olympic champion Jason Kenny to return to Kent for Revolve24 at Brands Hatch
PUBLISHED: 14:51 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 02 August 2017
The cycling endurance event takes place on September 16-17
Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny will return to Kent next month for a 24-hour cycling endurance event at Brands Hatch.
While Kenny’s wife, Laura - a four-time Games champion herself, and the most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history - is heavily pregnant with their first child, the cyclist will be back in the county on September 16-17 for Revolve24.
He will ride in a relay team of four including 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 the scenic Kent countryside.
Kenny, who is riding to raise money for the RNLI, helped launch the event back in 2015 and returned to the track last year, competing as an alternative to having a stag party, prior to his wedding, two weeks later.
Unsurprisingly, Kenny won the event’s King of the Mountain title, by climbing the nine per cent gradient Halewoods Hill that bends into the famous Druids Corner in just over 10 seconds.
Speaking this week, he said: “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 Kenny 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.
Tickets for the event are available to buy, and riders can register for the 24-, 12- and 6-hour events, as well as the Team Time Trial and Crit at revolve24.com