The Transcontinental Race


The Transcontinental Race

Posted: Apr 11, 2022, 6:50 AM by FollowMyChallenge

I am very excited to share the news that we will be providing tracking for The Transcontinental Race as well as The Trans Pyrenees, organized by Lost Dot, in 2022.
The Transcontinental is one of the most respected events out there. It was the inspiration for many of the events that we now work with, so it’s genuinely an honor to provide the GPS tracking for this year’s edition.

The Transcontinental Race

The Transcontinental Race is the definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. From the cobbles of Flanders, to the shores of the Black Sea; via rock hewn tunnels, bald mountain tops, navigating pristine asphalt and rock strewn tracks, the Transcontinental will once again cross the European continent in its own unique style:  Rider against rider, living by their wits alone, without caravan or entourage; guided by personal integrity, mutual respect and a collective commitment to equality. At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, simple in design but complex in execution: Factors of self-reliance, logistics, navigation and judgement burden racers’ minds as well as their physiques. The strongest excel and redefine what we think possible, while many experienced riders target only a finish. It’s no coincidence that the most prepared will succeed.

The Trans Pyrenees

The Trans Pyrenees was designed by Mike Hall in 2016; his vision was to reward the most adventurous, providing opportunities to beat the clock by facing the most demanding terrain. A mixture of Control Points, Parcours and set route will guide riders through 1500 km of the most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees from the Bay of Biscay to the Balearic Sea and back again. The climbing will be considerable, this is definitely one for the grimpeurs!

Photo by James Robertson