The Trans American Bike Race - my 2018 challange!
I have a new challenge for 2018: on 3rd June 2018, from Astoria, Oregon on the North West coast, I will race other cyclists 4,300 miles across 10 states to the East Coast, Yorktown, Virginia.
I will ride under my own power, self supported. This means no outside assistance whatsoever, no support cars just 100% self-reliance. I will chronicle the trip here, and ensure my loved ones know I'm ok! The aim of this challenge is to raise money for Asylum Link Merseyside.
On 14th February I will be interviewed by Sean Styles from BBC Radio Merseyside! The interview will be posted here on my blog.
From the West Coast of Oregon across 10 states to the East Coast of Virginia!
The 'The Trans Am Bike Race' or TABR is a self-supported ultra-endurance race covers more than 4,300 miles (6,800 km) from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia and passes through 10 states. I will be timed from the moment I leave with the clock never stopping until my arrival at the finish. It’s up to me and the other racers’ own discretion to take as much time for rest and refuelling as needed before resuming pedalling across the continent.
For the Trans Am, the rules are simple, I must race the official cycling Trans America Trail under my own power, self supported. This means no outside assistance whatsoever, no support cars just 100% self-reliance.
My incredible Vaaru bike for the challenge...
I would like to thank my sponsors who have provided me with the essential gear I need for the challenge: ASSOS of Switzerland and Adapt Outdoors of Liverpool for my specialist, technical gear, and Vaaru Cycles for my beautifully designed and carefully engineered titanium bicycle...take a look at this incredible machine below.
Up the seat stays James from Vaaru painted the names of the 10 states I will be passing through.
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