This might be a stupid question/misinterpretation of the event, but isn’t the idea to ride 1000 miles constantly within the 24 hours (minus the 5-10 petrol/drink/quick bite to eat/toilet stops that can’t be avoided). That leads me to my next question why are there people with sleeping bags taking a nap at the side of the road if that is the objective? They clearly won’t make the 24 hours.
The distance is 1000 + miles
For the RBLR certificate you have to cover that distance in something like 30 Hours
To gain the Iron Butt certificate you have to cover that distance in 24 Hours this will then gain you entry to the Iron Butt Assc, and you can then go on to do longer rides.
The 24 hours is a wall time ie start at 5am you must finish by 5am the next day.
Some of the riders will sleep anywhere for a power nap (I prefer the Hotel).
Out of the 4 poss routes the two southern ones don’t really interest me as I like to go through Scotland. There is not much difference between the two northern routes apart from the clockwise route shares the 1st checkpoint with the southern route so can get very congested.
Thanks for clearing that up Trackday Junkie. I got a bit confused when I saw the pics on the RBLR website. For the 24 - 48 hours I wouldn’t need a power nap anything over that then power naps will be very much needed and deserved.
Really like the idea of the End to End ride and the Four Corners ride. I will look into doing them after I complete the 1000mile qualifier. I will aim to do all of them at one stage in my life.