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. […]
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 […]
The App on my phone tells me that there’s just 166 days and 1 hour until the beginning of TCR no.5. Yikes…?! What I do on each of the next 166 days will have some contribution towards my experience of the race. The way I picture it, each day might entail a marginal gain, or […]
The beginning of 2017 brought with it the awaited email from TCR organiser Mike Hall, confirming that I have a place in the race this year. If you don’t know what the Transcontinental is all about, this link will give you a quick overview. But in short it’s a solo and unsupported bike race, covering a course of approximately […]
So, over the past couple of months I’ve been busy moving to / settling into my new hometown of Glasgow. Thoughts of the TCR No.5 have been neatly stored on a shelf in my mind. My new commute does take in the Clyde Arc everyday – across the river and into the city center. Despite the weather, Glasgow wasn’t […]
A solo 3,500km bike trip across Europe.