Friday, 3 February 2012

A GLOBAL BIKE RACE



On Saturday the 18th February starting at 12 noon,  ten unsupported solo riders will be setting off from Greenwich Park in London UK to race 18,000 miles around the world in the World Cycle Racing - Grand Tour. 


GPS trackers and a special race commentary mean that their progress can be followed in real time in what has been described as 'the longest, toughest adventure race in the world'. 


Well,  that really puts my puny efforts in cycling from Gibraltar back to the UK to shame. 
Maybe I should think again on my plans for riding the length of EuroVelo route 6..... something even further perhaps..?


If you are interested in knowing more about this race...I have put in a direct link in my LINKS panel....just click on WORLD CYCLE RACING - GRAND TOUR.

8 comments:

Marsha said...

Thanks for the link. This is going to be really fun to follow.

Anonymous said...

Hi Trevor, Nice piece. Just to clear up any confusion though the race is not the Global Bicycle Race. That race was cancelled. This is called the World Cycle Racing - grand Tour.

Thanks

Trevor said...

*Marsha*
Hope you enjoy following....it will certainly be easier than riding it..!

*Anonymous*
Whoever you are...thanks for alerting me to the changes...I have checked my source and confirmed where the confusion occurred.
I have now made corrections to the post and also my link...
Thanks again for alerting me to the error...

jeff said...

It will be fun to follow. It will be fun to wish I was among them, and grateful I am not.

rlove2bike said...

Thanks for pointing this out as now I also will be following it along.

I learn a lot from following your blog.

Thanks for posting!!

Trevor said...

*jeff*
I'm looking forward to see how these guys get on...but like you probably happy I'm not doing it. It's not the distance so much as the speed in which they are hoping to complete it in...

*rlove2bike*
Certainly should be worth following...thanks a lot for your kind comments.....

Martin said...

*Trevor*

Hi My name is Martin an I am one of the 10 Riders. To win the race I reckon it'll be a sub 100 day time. 180 miles a day. It's not the speed but having to repeat the distances day after day. it's going to be fascinating because I know there are 10 different approaches to this race. Different bikes, styles, weight carrying and routes.

One of the riders Stuart Lansdale is a local Dorset lad. www.stuartlansdale.com i'm sure he would appreciate a follow.

Kind regards

Martin

www.fb.com/cyclearoundin80days

Trevor said...

Hi Martin...
Thanks for making contact...I will be watching this unfold with great interest...
When I talked of the speed that you guys would be completing this in - I was referring to the overall speed in terms of days required rather than bike speed.....as you say it's the ability to keep repeating a high daily mileage that will win this race.

I had noted Stuart's participation and the fact he is a Dorset lad and as well as following his progress I will also be rooting for you as you have taken the time to make contact.
I wish you the very best of luck in this fantastic endeavour Martin