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    Transcontinental Bicycle Race

    Transcontinental Race 2018

    Some of you may be aware that I will take part in the above bicycle race this year. It will begin in Belgium on 29th July and finish 4,100 km later in Greece. The adventure will take me across the Alps several times amounting to more than 40,000 meters of climbing, through 17 countires and will include lots of wilderness in Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania . The race is unsupported, meaning no following car or outside help. My aim is to complete the journey inside 14 days. The route is determined by each athlete but must pass through the 4 checkpoints to reach the finish at Meteora ( http://www.greece-is.com/meteora-mon...es-on-the-edge )

    If you wish to follow my journey, my rider number is 29, I will have a GPS tracker which reports position, speed and time every few minutes. You can view this on http://trackleaders.com (this will go live on 29th July). For more information on the race https://www.transcontinental.cc

    I will mostly post photographs and updates during the ride via twitter please find me as Gary Cunnington and tweet @whele1

    Here is my proposed route if you want to come and join me for a few km’s
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    Bloody hell mate, good luck with the ride.

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    Can you take Bear and his E bike with you ?
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    I'm in......

    Could you please tell us what bike you are using and the kit that you are taking.....I'm not asking for ever nut and bolt, just an overview of stuff that you will be taking with you.

    The whole thing sounds great......Good luck......

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    I’m interested too, I hope you’ve been training . Thats a schedule most tossers couldn’t do with an engine
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    I’m interested too, I hope you’ve been training . Thats a schedule most tossers couldn’t do with an engine
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    Wow - even without the climbing that's a huge daily mileage target. Best of luck out on the road, I too will follow your progress.

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    I am replying on the road so forgine the berif answer. The bike is a Bianch Built with carbon wheels and electric Di2, in terms of kit I have a sleeping bag and goretex bivi for bus stop sleeping and a waterproof coat plus arm warmers leg warmers etc, a dynamo hub powers lights sat nav and phone ... and thats it ... oh and a spare pair of socks.!

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    Good luck I just wished I had the fitness to do it. I am sure you too will be remembering Mike Hall as you pedal to your destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whele View Post
    I am replying on the road so forgine the berif answer. The bike is a Bianch Built with carbon wheels and electric Di2, in terms of kit I have a sleeping bag and goretex bivi for bus stop sleeping and a waterproof coat plus arm warmers leg warmers etc, a dynamo hub powers lights sat nav and phone ... and thats it ... oh and a spare pair of socks.!
    Thank you for the reply.

    I'm surprised that you went with Di2 on a ride like this, but hey ho, whatever makes life easier.

    Crack on.....

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    Wow! The very best of luck.

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    Hope all goes well.

    What training did you do for this ?
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    Well done Gary and I hope that you have recovered by now.

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