The Race Across Europe
August 24, 2013 - 09:00
Are you looking for the ultimate cycling challenge?
The RACE (Race across Europe) is a once-in-a-lifetime cycling event featuring the very best of riding in Europe. Cyclists start in Calais then head east across France, brave Germany’s Black Forest, cross the Austrian Alps, dip their pedals into Italy, turn left into Slovenia, scale the Vrsic Pass, speed across flat northern Italy, conquer Mont Ventoux, soak up the South of France’s sunshine, cross the Pyrenees and relish Spain’s fantastic roads to finish at Europa Point in Gibraltar with amazing views across to north Africa. This event requires exceptional teamwork, stamina, energy, strategy and humour to succeed. Don’t let ‘race’ put you off though. If you cycle in a team this challenge is achievable by most people. Those who finish can proudly say that they competed in, and completed, the hardest cycling event on earth.
•Riders enter solo or in teams of 2, 4, 6 or 8 with a support crew. You can either organise your own support crew or ‘rent-a-crew’ from Greenrock.
•Cyclists set off from Calais and cycle to Gibraltar with as few rest stops as possible. This requires cycling through the night. The first riders leave Calais on 24 August 2014.
•Cyclists will be provided with a Yellow Brick satellite tracking device which will enable both RACE organisers and family and friends to view your progress along the route. There will also be checkpoints along the route where staff will take manual split times.
•A RACE handbook outlining the rules & regulations will be provided to all entrants. The scrutineering of bicycles and support vehicles will take place in Calais, where teams will also receive their route handbooks.