Yes - me :high5:Is anyone watching this thread involved in organization?
We have been in contact with the UCI and they have no interest in 24Hr Solo Racing. While that may be a good thing (there is a big burden that comes with a UCI World Champs), it does mean that without a world governing body, multiple events can spring up. But, given what happened to the Adrenalin event, I'd say you're correct. Remember, WEMBO itself only really came into being because of the lack of a world champs in 2011 to follow Canberra in 2010. In the current climate, what will determine the outcome is what the riders recognise.... and the next WEMBO will become the official 24hr World titles in Oct 2013. Is this correct? will the WEMBO event be recognized as being the official world titles?
One of the reasons for setting up WEMBO, was to provide a reliable and predictable schedule for events, in locations around the world. So - we open entries early. Entries for WEMBO 2013 opened the day that WEMBO 2012 finished, and you can expect the same for WEMBO 2014 next year.I'm surprised that entries for 2013 are already open, I only heard about it today, and it's over a year away. There seems to be no need to qualify, is entry really open to anyone? In some ways I think that would detract from the event, but if that's what it needs to be viable then I suppose that's what must be done.
I'm not sure if there are 800 people win the world who would do a 24Hr solo - but you never know. But - entries are open if you want to guarantee yourself a spot.I wondering when I would need to enter by and if a cap is expected be reached anytime?
Can you really afford to ride your arse off for a third time? What will you sit on?Thanks Le Matelot for your detailed answers, I am considering entering. I have completed two 24hr races, the second qualified me to race elite in 2010 Worlds but also gained me an injury that put me in hospital for surgery removing necrotic tissue, then months off the bike plus rebuild time so I could not compete. I'm not sure why I am considering doing another 24hr, somebody stop me, I need help :wacko:
Plenty left to sit on but yeah neither myself or my support want to go through that again. If I did do it I would need to be more careful and in a World Titles I might still push too hard. Not going to decide anything yet, will focus on summer racing coming up.Can you really afford to ride your arse off for a third time? What will you sit on?