Mondello 24 – Mondello Park

Mondello24

Mondello24

Mondello24 is an exciting 24-hour endurance cycling challenge that takes place in the unique setting of our famed international race circuit.

Now in its fourth year, the 2024 edition of Mondello24 takes place on June 22nd-23rd.

Our biggest event yet in 2023, the camaraderie and truly unique atmosphere of Mondello24 made it such an epic journey for the more than 100 teams and over 300 riders who embraced the challenge of starting at noon on Saturday and cycling through the night until the finish at noon on Sunday.

While leading riders achieved impressive feats (the winning team covering almost 900km) Mondello24 is an event for all level of cyclists, male or female, solo or team. For the majority of riders it is about challenging themselves and pushing their personal limits to new heights.

Whether you are an experienced endurance cyclist or a novice looking for a new challenge, Mondello24 has a category to suit all levels of rider. You can break down the challenge by taking it on with club mates and tackle the race as part of an 8, 4 or 2 rider team or you can take on the ultimate challenge and complete the 24-hours as a solo entry. This is an event for those who not only want to test their physical and mental strength, but who also want to share the experience with others and meet new people in the process.

It's More Than a Race

One of the unique aspects of Mondello24 is having all the support crews based in the paddock which is located in the centre of our circuit. This creates a real festival atmosphere as teams set up camp for the weekend to cater for all the needs of their riders over the 24-hours of racing. Crewing pit stops, rider change overs, feeding riders, arranging areas for riders to have a power nap, this is an event that even non cyclists can actively be a part of.

The atmosphere in the paddock and pit garages is as much a part of the race weekend as the action on the track.

Mondello24 is a weekend of celebrating cycling that the whole family will enjoy.

We are also proud of the fact that the biggest winners of Mondello24 over the past three years are charities across Ireland who benefited from almost €100,000 from riders who used the race to fundraise for a variety of worthy causes.

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EVENT INFORMATION AND FAQ'S

Mondello Park is Ireland’s only FIA licenced international motor racing circuit. It is situated in Donore, Co. Kildare just minutes from Naas and approximately 30-miles from Dublin City Centre. The track has a number of layout options with Mondello24 being staged on the longest 3.5km ‘international’ track.

While the home of Irish motorsport, Mondello Park is no stranger to cycling having hosted many cycling league races whiich take advantage of the smooth asphalt and racing lines, all in a safe environment with no road traffic.

Track length: 3.47km
Track Direction: Clockwise
Strava https://www.strava.com/segments/7307331

Mondello24 can be undertaken as an individual or as a team.  As well as crowning overall champions we will also crown female champions for all four categories - solo, 2 -rider, 4-rider and 8 rider.  In the 4 and 8 rider categories there will be a classification for mixed teams and a Masters category for teams comprising of riders all aged 50+ (born in or before 1974).  All teams (Male, Female, Mixed & Masters) are eligible to be crowned overall champions.  For trophies to be awarded each category must have a minimum of three eligible starters.

  • Solo Men
  • Solo Women
  • 2-person Team
  • 2-person All Female Team
  • 4-person Team
  • 4-person All Female Team
  • 4-person Mixed Team
  • 4-person Masters Team
  • 8-person Team
  • 8-person All Female Team
  • 8-person Mixed Team
  • 8-person Masters Team

Mondello24 is open to teams of up to eight riders. Teams get to share the distance they cover as they relay around the track.  Each team will have just one rider on track at any one time with riders handovers taking place in pit lane where the incoming rider will transfer the team's allocated slap band across to the rider who is about to take over riding duties. Each team's rider roster is completely down to the strategy they feels will best suit its rider abilities.  There is no minimum or maximum time each individual rider on a team must complete. You can decide on your team strategy and change it as needed throughout the event.

The nature of our race means that teams are not just about the competing riders but also very much about your support crew members. At our inaugural event we witnessed just how important a good support crew was in getting teams through the 24-hours.  Mondello24 is very much about team work, even for the solo riders, and it is a great way for riders to involve club mates and family members in this truly unique racing challenge.

The atmosphere in the paddock and pit garages is as much a part of the race weekend as the action on the track.

We understand that organising teams can be a challenge in itself and that riders can suffer injuries in training or suddenly become unavailable for other reasons. Once a team has been entered, it will be possible to make alterations to the final line-up for race day right up to the eve of the race should it be required.

Mondello24 is for road bikes as this is a drafting event.

No Time Trial bikes or E-bikes are permitted.

The use of TT/Aero bars and full TT/Disc wheels is also not permitted.

All riders entered for Mondello24 must sign on prior to taking part. Sign on will take place at Mondello Park on the morning of the event during which each team will be given their race pack which includes race numbers and each team's slap band.

Details of sign-on times and location to be confirmed in lead up to race weekend.

Being a 24-hour race, it will start and finish at the same time of day just one day apart. The third edition of Mondello24 will begin at midday on Saturday, June 22nd, and finish at midday on June 23rd.

Start - 12:00 noon
Finish - 12:00 noon

Solo riders and teams will roll out together at the same time.

Mondello Park will organise three practice session in the run up to the event for all registered riders (Dates TBC). This track time is included as part of the race entry fee. At least one of the practice sessions will run from late evening into darkness so as riders can get familiar with the circuit layout in darkness.

As a 24-hour race, riders will ride into the sunset, through the darkness of night and greet the following morning’s sunrise. As Mondello Park does not traditionally run events through the darkness of night, it does not have flood lighting around the circuit. It is therefore up to each rider to have adequate front and rear lights on their bike for the duration of the official night period of the race (approximately 7 hours in the month of June). An official lights on period in the race will be announced closer to the race weekend. Lights must be bike mounted only - No helmet mounted lights permitted.  
 
Depending on how much riding in darkness you will be doing, you may need a second set of lights/batteries. Mains power will be available throughout the event in order for riders to charge lights.

Mondello24 will be timed by Pop Up Races with each rider carrying their own unique timing transponder that is mounted to the front fork of the bike (using cable ties).  This will provide live lap by lap data and show individual timing data for each member of the team as well as giving live rankings of the team's category position throughout the race.  Each team captain will collect the transponders as part of their Race Pack on the morning of the race and will be responsible for giving each rider their allocated transponder and race numbers for the rear of their jersey.  The race timing can be tracked live on the internet throughout the race.

Entry and set up in the paddock will be available on the Friday evening of the race weekend and again on Saturday morning before the race start (exact times will be confirmed closer to event).

Only participant's support vehicles will be allowed into the paddock for set up. All other vehicles can park in designated parking spaces outside the paddock. Crews wishing to stay on site overnight on the Friday are welcome to do so with facilities available on site.

Each solo rider and team will be allocated a lot in the paddock for support team set up. This will be allocated closer to the event weekend. There will be access to electricity and WIFI in the paddock.

There will be showers and toilets available throughout the event.

There will be 24-hour food, teas, and coffee available within the paddock. There will also be freshwater stations available in the paddock 24/7.

Our restaurant, Cafe Moto, will prepare a menu of breakfast/meal options for race weekend with plenty of 'race food' options.

There will be full time medical support throughout the event including an ambulance on-site.

Mechanical services will be available before the event in the paddock. For information about mechanical issues on the track please see the rules. However, everybody is expected to bring the basics with them for the event i.e. Puncture repair kit, spare tube, pump and tyre levers. It is strongly advised that you know how to fix a simple puncture as this could save you a lot of waiting time on the day.

There will be mechanical service vehicles available over the 24hours. If you encounter a problem that you are unable to sort yourself on the track, call the Mechanical helpline number, which you will receive at sign on. Please give clear and precise information on the nature of the problem and where you are located.

The nearest backup team will be sent to assist you, but please understand that they may take some time to reach you. For more info please see the event rule book.

Presentations will take place at 1pm on Sunday 23rd June at the podium in the Mondello Park bar.  The winners in each category will be the riders that cover the most laps in 24 hours.

We aim to provide a package that will allow all levels of riders to enjoy the challenge that is Mondello24 in the unique setting of our amazing race circuit. The goal is to create a cycling festival feel where all members of your team and their supporters can enjoy and be a part of the experience.

Entry will include:

  • 3 Dedicated pre race track practice sessions
  • Finishers Medal
  • Free Parking
  • Camping Area
  • Professional Marshalling
  • Professional Timing
  • Insurance
  • Medical Facilities

Costs:

  • Individual Entry – €295
  • 2 Person Team – €365
  • 4 Person Team – €575
  • 8 Person Team – €795

As the event is run under a Cycling Ireland permit, riders must hold a valid Cycling Ireland licence (Leisure membership or higher) or alternatively they can purchase a One Day Licence/Event Licence from Cycling Ireland which covers them to participate in Mondello24.

The event is being organised by Mondello Park and the Mondello Park Cycling Club.

2023 Champions

• Overall Solo - Terence Rea - 207 laps
• Female Solo - Nicola Dorey - 153 laps
• 2 Rider Team - Vélo Club Balrothery - 252 laps
• 4 Rider Team - Vélo Club Balrothery - 253 laps
• 4 Rider Mixed - No.1 Fitness Team 6 - 211 laps
• 8 Rider Team - Clonard Road Club - 251 laps
• 8 Rider Female - Cycling Ireland Women's Commission - 228 laps
• 8 Rider Mixed - BoherWheelers - 222 laps

2022 Champions

• Overall Solo - Lindsay Mc Rae - 226 laps
• Female Solo - Karen Cassidy - 182 laps
• 2 Rider Team - Screw Zone 2, Full Gas - 242 laps
• 4 Rider Team - Castleknock Cycling Club Black 1 - 255 laps
• 4 Rider Mixed - Orwell Wheelers - 235 laps
• 8 Rider Team - VCB ZERO.EIGHT.THREE.ZERO - 252 laps
• 8 Rider Mixed - Clonard Road Club - 252 laps

2021 Champions

• Overall Solo - Philip Culbert - 199 laps
• Female Solo - Karen Cassidy - 171 laps
• 2 Rider Team - Screw Zone 2, Full Gas - 224 laps
• 4 Rider Team - UCD Cycling Club - 252 laps
• 8 Rider Team - Spin the Bean - 246 laps

  1. The Mondello24 Cycle is open to participants over 16 years of age.
  2. Race Management reserves the right to refuse entry to the Mondello24 Cycle.
  3. All participants must finalise registration for the race through Eventmaster.
  4. Cyclists much ensure that their bicycle is road worthy.
  5. By registering for the Mondello24 you are declaring that you are physically fit to take part and hereby assume all the risks of participants in the Cycle.
  6. These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice. The onus is on the participant to familiarise themselves with these terms and conditions.
  7. Participants must understand that the Event will involve prolonged strenuous activity, so an appropriate level of fitness is needed in order to participate. Before the start of the Event, if you have any concerns whatsoever about your physical fitness or health, or any medical conditions that may affect your safe participation, please consult with your Doctor.
  8. You are entering the event entirely at your own risk and you must ensure that you are physically capable of completing the event. If you are taking up a new exercise routine please consult your GP in advance of the event.
  9. By registering for the Mondello24 Cycle you hereby grant full permission to any and all use of Mondello Park and / or it’s suppliers photographs, video, motion pictures, website images, PR images taken at the event to be used to publicise future events.
  10. Mondello Park, the event organisers, via the following platforms: Eventmaster, Stripe and Active Campaign hold personal data. To view our privacy policy, please visit mondellopark.ie

Mondello24 Cycle participants are entitled to a refund of their entry less an administrative fee of €99 up until and including April 26th, 2024.  No refunds will be issued past this date.  Refunds can take up to seven working days to process.  As Mondello24 permits rider changes up until the eve of the race it is also possible to transfer the entry to a new team at no additional costs.

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