Guys, in August (UK) there is a 24hr endurance ride called Sleepless in the saddle (a play on the name of a movie). Teams are entered as a sports team (4 riders) or a leisure team (5 riders). Basically, the riders do laps (one or more at a go) and the idea is to get as many laps during the 24 hours plus 1 lap if you are over the line when the 24hrs is up. We'll have to rig maybe two of the bikes with decent lights. Each lap is about 15km (8 miles roughly) and has a broad spectrum of riding domains - flat out, steep hills, technical single track, etc. It sounds a real hoot.
I'm organising a team from work and the gym to do the 24hr, and whilst it is not practical to discuss lap tactics, who goes when, single lap, multiples, and so on, but each rider if equal time applies will do just unders 5 hours of riding in total though individuals will vary naturally. We are not in this for any prizes, just a male bonding thing.
Has anyone done anything similar and are there any specifics you'd like to mention, such as what to eat, drink, dress, what to do if someone has to bale out, etc? I know these questions are very abstract and depend on personal viewpoints, but if anyone has done this kind of ride before I'd like your input. I want to organise our team so that we get the best performance we can and the best enjoyment so I naturally want to make a success of it.