Following the success of randonnées such as the famous RAID Alpine, Pre-Alpine, Dolomites, Pyrenean and Corsica, Polka Dot are launching a brand new challenge, the RAID Tenerife. Unlike other RAIDs, this one has been principally set-up with the idea of it being an early starter to your randonnées/sportive season.
It’s another significant challenge with 12,000m of climbing in 100 hours, but covering a shorter distance, being deliberately designed so that it’s rideable early season.
Those of you who have already ridden the Raid Alpine, Raid Pyrenean or Raid Dolomites will understand the popular Raid format. This is a pre-written route (by the Parisian Audax club) which completely circumnavigates the island, taking in both coastal and mountainous terrain.The route is over 1000km with just less than 15,000m of climbing and so is a similar challenge to the other Raids in the series.