24 Hours of emotions riding the Le Mans track

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August 2019
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24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans
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FREQUENT ASKED QUESTION– YOUR TRACKSIDE PIT LOUNGESCATERING – ACCOMODATION – VISITORS – VILLAGE

Your trackside pit lounges

2 PHOTOSUse the pit lounge as your HQ and follow the entire race as close as possible from your team! Rent your pit lounge to receive your visitors and partners, or allow riders to rest and to feed between two relays. Situated above the pits, in the 1st or 2nd floor, Le Mans trackside pit lounges offer you a direct view on the track and the pitlane.

Simple trackside pit lounge 35 m ² with a table and four chairs (20 people max.) : 795 €
Double trackside pit lounge 70 m ² with two table and eight chairs (50 people max.) : 1590 €

Booking form and rental conditions: contact us!

Catering

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We are currently working on the 2019 catering offer. We will keep you informed!

 

 

 

Option «Week-end» (3 meals from Saturday lunch to Sunday lunch): Soon available

Option «Light» (2 meals from Saturday dinner to Sunday lunch): Soon available

Option «Sunday breakfast»: Soon available

Accomodation

THE “HOUX” CAMPSITE 

The « Houx » campsite is open for teams starting from Friday 10am. It is located about 400 meters away from the pit-stop zone. An access to the “Houx” campsite is included in the registration package. Camping spots are not reserved, participants will settle in freely as they arrive.

PARTNER HOTEL: IBIS STYLES LE MANS SUD MULSANNE***

The Ibis Styles Mulsanne Le Mans Sud Hotel*** is located a few minutes away from the circuit. It welcomes you and offers a special 24 Hours Cycling rate to participants.

This new designed and original hotel is well located thanks to an immediate proximity with the mythic 24 Hour’s circuit. The Ibis Styles Mulsanne Le Mans Sud Hotel*** welcome you every day, all year long.

Special rate : 70€ for the night instead of 105€ (single room with breakfast)

Special rate : 80€ for the night instead of 115€ (double room with breakfast).

Informations & bookings : by phone +33 (0)2.43.77.33.77 or by e-mail : HA8Q1@accor.com (PROMO CODE : 24 VELO)

Internet bookings will not be able to benefit from this offer. Click here to visit the website.

Visitors

FREE ADMISSION

Admission is free for visitors starting from Saturday 8:00am. Visitors can access the track by the main entrance of the circuit. Come numerous to assist to the Le Mans Type start on Saturday 24th August at 3pm.

LA MATINALE (MORNING EVENT) : 1 HOUR RIDE ON THE TRACK

TOP MATINALE DSC_0506The “La Matinale Le Maine Libre ” is open to all and will precede the Shimano 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans start. Last year, this cyclotouristic event brought together around 1500 people to experience a one hour ride on the Le Mans Circuit. Participation is free for children under 10 years old accompanied by an adult. For more information, click here.

 ACCESS ALONGSIDE THE TRACK

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For a better view of the race, the public can access the edge of the track to support the riders. The access is possible at several points of the circuit (n°15 on the map):

  • Inside the circuit (n°16): from the pit exit to the Dunlop
  • Outside the circuit (n°16): from the “Virage de La Chapelle” to that of the “Raccordement”

The Village

Come enjoy the village which is located right next to the pits and absolutly free. Meet with the Shimano 24 Hours Cycling partners, exhibitors and activities.

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SHIMANO 24 HOURS CYCLING SHOP – RECEPTION

Visit our online shop!

You can’t miss it, it is the bungalow located directly on the entrance of the paddock! You will find here all the memories of the race which can witness your attendance at the event: cycling jerseys, shorts, t-shirts, caps, mugs, teddy bears or cycling cuffs. Come to discover our range of products with the logo of the 24 Hours Cycling. The hostesses are also at your disposal for further information. Pit accesses, campsite or restaurant options (at the “Contestant restaurant”) can be bought from them.

ASSISTANCE AND TRIALS: SHIMANO (Pit Area)

Present through its support team, SHIMANO FRANCE is here to help you to ride in the best conditions. Adjustments are free and you can have minor pieces changed for a 10€ fee which will be delivered to a charity! SHIMANO also provides spare wheels in case of puncture during the race! www.shimano-france.com

POSTURAL STUDY: BIKEFITTING (Pit Area

A postural study service throughout the weekend … and it’s just for you! During 45 minutes, your cycling position will be analysed and improved if necessary. You will start by adjusting your toe clips. Then you will test the position simulator, which will make your current pedaling position to be more comfortable, effective and pleasant. Finally, your bike will be adjusted according to this position (or an intermediate position in case of major changes). www.bikefitting.com

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR: PEARL iZUMi (Pit Area)

Partner of the 24 Hours Cycling Race, PEARL iZUMi is a brand of clothing and shoes designed for demanding cyclists. Endurance and long rides through the countryside or triathlon: PEARL iZUMi takes care of the smallest detail to allow you to enjoy tour trips. Discover the technologies that have made this innovative brand unique for 60 years. www.pearlizumi.com

TRAINING SPACE: ELITE (Pit Area)

ELITE puts at your disposal a dozen Novo Mag Speed home trainers for your warm-ups between each relay. Remember that training by bike behind the stands is forbidden and a dedicated area is arranged for you behind the Village (n°10 on the map). www.elite-it.com/fr

NUTRITION: SIS (Pit Area +Food Supplies)

Go to the “Supply stand” (# 25) which is available 24hours through our volunteers, to test these products and stock up on energy. Do you have any questions about optimal nutrition before, during and after an endurance test? The representatives of the brand SCIENCE IN SPORT (SiS) are here to help you. Come to taste the products of Team Sky’s partner brand and discover the only isotonic gel on the market, for a quick assimilation of energy during the exertion! www.scienceinsport.com

FOOD SUPPLIES AREA: STIMIUM (Food Supplies)

The first range of Sport Nutri-Protection 100% developed by sportsmen! The new STIMIUM range is especially designed for the protection and recovery of athletes. It is formulated with high-quality ingredients and recognized for its effects. Discover their products at the “supply stand” (n°25). www.stimium.com

PERSONALIZED BIKES: S1NEO

Created in 2009, the company S1neo Cycles’s vision is to change the habits of the passionate consumer of the Bugatti Circuit with a global concept. Offer a personalized high-end bike, the choice of all the components, the service, the direct factory price and all this accompanied by a retailer in each department. Our bikes are 100% customizable and unique by our configurator (Up to 100,000 possible combinations), which is the reason for the “S1” in the name.

A complete range is proposed: Road, Triathlon, Cyclo-Cross, Track, VTT and soon the Gravel…

Our commercial concept (Direct Accompanied Sales) is unique. Currently, the brand is indeed developing in France and abroad: nearly 7 countries in Europe. Also distributed throughout the world (Japan, Qatar, England, Canada, and soon China), the little French brand is in vogue.

Since 2017, S1neo Cycles have an internalized production unit and manufactures two models, and soon three, “100% Français” bringing it into the very closed circle of French Manufacturers.  Our recognized ambassadors (François Pervis for the track, Francis Mourey for the Cyclo-Cross or Sébastien Chavanel for the road) provide important support in the development of the products.

For an inspired and unique bike, visit our booth. www.s1neo.com

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT: THULE

Established in 1942, Thule helps you carry your items safely, easily and elegantly to enable you to carry out your active life. The brand offers bike racks, ski racks, roof racks, roof boxes, laptop and camera bags, ski and ski boot bags, backpacks and products for children such as sports strollers, bicycle seats or trailers. Under the slogan “Bring your life”, Thule is the main brand of the Thule Group and its products are sold in 140 countries around the world. www.thule.com

E-CYCLE 

Launched almost 10 years ago in Le Mans, E-cycle distributes today 3000 electric bikes per year. Very present on the internet, E-cycle is launching the deployment of a physical shops network (Le Mans, Tours, Marseille and soon Nantes). We offer more than 400 models from all brands: from folding bikes to racing bikes, mountain bikes and city bikes, but also electric scooters, kick scooters, Segways, as well as children’s bicycles. Come and try an electric scooter or bike on our stand. www.ecycle.fr

CRYOTHERAPY: PHYSIORECUP

To take pleasure in carrying out his sports activity by limiting as far as possible the painful or traumatic consequences of exertion is the aim of every athlete, professional or amateur. After 25 years of experience in physiotherapy with professional athletes, the company PHYSIORECUP, created by Frédéric BRIDEL, has become a leader in cryotherapy care. To make you benefit from this well-known physical recovery technique of the elite sport, PHYSIORECUP offers cryotherapy sessions at a discount price of 30 €, under a supervision of qualified health specialists. www.physio-recup.fr

CYCLES MARCARINI

Former professional cyclist, Gianni MARCARINI started his career along with Jacques ANQUETIL in the HELYETT LEROUX team. For 11 years, he took part in different teams: KAMOME DILECTA, MARGNAT, MERCIER, and PEUGEOT. Created in 1977, the MARCARINI cycles are specialized in the sale of cycling textiles. The wide range of products is essentially in the colors of the current professional teams, but also VINTAGE teams with more than forty references. After a closure on last January, the store will reopen this autumn in Hennebont, Morbihan. www.cycles-marcarini.com

BOUCLE ET VOS CEINTURES

The brand offers engravings on buckle belts with racks which is customizable on site according to your wishes. These no-hole belts are adjusted to the millimeter around your waist thanks to its adapted rack system and special buckle. www.boucleetvosceintures.com

SPORT CHIROPODISTS: AIR POD (Pit Area)

“AIR POD” will be present for the 5th year to provide free recovery care to the riders between two relays, as well as pre and post-race. Health and posture advice will also be provided by the team. With appropriate measurement tools and baropodometric platforms, they will help you visualize and quantify all postural disorders you may have. www.air-pod.fr

CREPES TASTINGS: THE FARM OF THE METAIRIE

With Amélie you are in experienced hands to taste crêpes and gather energy between two relays! For over 20 years, “LA FERME DE LA METAIRIE“ also produces jam and sorbets without chemicals or additives. Present in Organic Farming since 1986, all their products are certified by Ecocert. Do you plan to organize a wedding or an “open house day”, they also displace. www.lafermedelametairie.fr

CATERING: COMPETITORS AND SNACK AREA

The “Contestants Restaurant” which is located in the Village, offers this year a new principle of food service with its Food Truck system. For our ten years, we wanted to replace the Pasta Party with the “10 years of Aperitif”, followed by the Barbecue Party. We hope you will enjoy the improvements made to this local service. Our goal: to bring you more comfort and conviviality. Other spaces will allow you to refresh and eat: in the Village or even on the campsite.

DEMO AND INITIATIONS MTB TRIAL AND FREESTYLE 

The specialist in Trial and Freestyle MTB shows, Bomber Show offers impressive shows with figures to more than two meters high, backflips, gifts and autograph sessions with the drivers! www.bombershow.com

 MESAMPOULESGRATUITES.FR

20 million free LED bulbs! In June 2016, GEO PLC launched its national LED light bulb distribution program: MesAmpoulesGratuites.fr. This “eco-initiative” is part of the energy saving measures provided by the law for the energy transition. It allows all French households to receive at home a personalized pack with 5, 15 or 25 LED bulbs after a simple registration on the site and under conditions of resources. The installation of these bulbs saves 100 € on the annual lighting bill. Free for one in three households, according to the resource conditions defined by the Ministry of the Environment, the price for the pack of LED bulbs varies depending on their resources and the quantity of desired bulbs. It makes at least 70% savings compared to the average price of a LED bulb in the trade. www.MesAmpoulesGratuites.fr

FORWARD THE ARTISTS

DJs and artists will be present all weekend to liven up the mood in the Village. Among them, Lucie Carbonne, accordionist and triple French champion of Unicycle in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Julot, winner of the Rosgocyrk prize at the International Circus Festival “Idol” in Moscow, will also be present with his acrobatic act on oscillating mast… at more than nine meters tall!!! Adult and children are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere!

SEVERAL ASSOCIATIONS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT…

The Handisport 72 committee and the association “Handisport for young people” offer a presentation and tests of bicycles adapted for people with disabilities. Open to everyone, whether valid or not, come and try the experience on a sports race (slalom) in a wheelchair. The best riders will be rewarded!

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