Entries open for the Mavic Trans Provence this Wednesday at 11pm (midnight CET).

Images: Sam Needham and Sven Martin

There will be only 65 public entries available with 50 chosen by lottery and 15 more by the organisers. There are also 20 set aside for professional riders.

Trans Provence 2015. Trans Provence 2016. _12
Trans Provence 2015. Trans Provence 2016. _12

You have 48 hours to send in your entry form, so don't worry about staying up all night. We would recommend starting the process early though by going here - it's  a form you want to spend a bit of time going through.

Nico Lau is back and defending his Trans Provence crown, he's doing a pretty good job of it so far

Ok, here's the rub. It costs €1,795 (£1,620). You do get six days (and 24 stages) of unbelievable riding on some of the world's finest natural trails though. On top of this everything from accommodation to food to transfers is taken care of for you. Heck, you only need to look back at last year's edits to see how much of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure it is.

The race will run on 17-24 June