Trans Alba Race

The dates for Trans Alba 2020 have been released, check it out here. I thought it was about time I shared my own journey of the race this year, finishing as first female and second overall. If you're thinking of entering the race this should provide some insight. The start line: 1st July 2019, 8.45am. 39 …

The Trans Alba Race

January: Training / Work / Life Balance In advance of the inaugural Trans Alba Race in July, I thought I would write a short blog post about a different aspect of my preparation and general musings each month. First of all.. the TransWhat?. In the words of the organisers: The Trans Alba Race is a …

Race Across France 2018

As the Transcontinental Race draws to a close this week the Silk Road Mountain Race and Race Across France will both kick off, keeping the ultra cycling dot-watching community on the edge of their seats for a few more weeks! My good friend Robbie Ferri also sets off on his record breaking mission to cover …

Something Else

On the face of it the Transcontinental Race is a bike race across a continent, but it has evolved into much more than that. It has spirit and character, an opportunity for adventure and the discovery of new places, the realisation of a new mindset and mental fortitude that we all have an abundance of …

TCR No.5 and on

The Transcontinental Race No.5 arrived. The iconic torchlit start was magic, a surreal memory that could have been a dream. Conflicting emotions; sombre, symbolic, excitement, uncertainty. The whole town turned out for the show, flame torches lining the streets and lighting the way. Cobbles. A lap of the town, then up the Muur van Geraardsbergen. …

March 2017

Training / 'Training' In my preparation for the Transcontinental, I don't have a formal coach or rigid training plan out of choice. Donncha Cuttriss has been great in providing support via email, I've been soaking up his wealth of knowledge and training advice since my decision to race the TCR. At the time of writing, he's holding …