After racing last years Transcontinental as a pair, this year I’ll be heading back alone for hopefully more stunning scenery and eye watering daily distances. Four brand new checkpoints, +3800km and a lot of climbing it’s a new challenge with a new finish.
On the 29th July, I’ll set off from Geraardsbergen, so follow me on my travels and watch the race unfold.
The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet the steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Call no man brave, say the Spanish, say only that on a particular day he showed himself brave. Such strength of character radiates from every bike rider who has shown the requisite courage not to yield, has won his dignity, day after day.Greame Fife
Two weeks ago today finish the Transcon. I had targets and goals but only a little bit of me felt they were achievable. Since finishing been blown away by the messages and hope that it will inspire everyone to get out there and try something beyond what you think is possible. Thanks again to everyone along the way and I am sure this won't be the last TCR pic. Photo by: @georgemarshallphoto #tcrno4 #packlighttravelfar #cobblestokebabs
Sunday/Monday was a long couple days. Big push to get to the finish ridding through 3 countries, 720km. Had to stop by a crash barrier for a quick test at dawn before pushing on. Not a bad place to rest the legs. #packlighttravelfar #cobblestokebabs #FBF #TCRno4
Calm before the storm. Stunning gorge ride this morning snaking Montenegro. Kosovo was interesting the first time, darn right scary cycling back there and now hauled up in a hotel onthe edge of Skopje due to.a thunderstorm like I've never seen. #tcrno4 #cobblestokebabs
Clermont-Ferrand this morning after climbing next to the puy is dome. Yesterday was big and again today, just over 1000k in two day, but tomorrow is the start of the real test... Thanks for the support! #tcrno4 #packlighttravelfar #cobblestokebabs #TCRno4s172
Happy afternoon from mid France. 385k, just getting some lunch and first proper stop. Not stopped more then 45min in total before now. First awesome meeting of @totosupertramp, thanks for lunch and the company. #tcrno4 #packlighttravelfar #TCRno4s172 #cobblestokebabs
My lifes possessions for the next 10-14days, including the clothes I'll be wearing. Here's to some big miles and interesting sleeping locations #packlighttravelfar #TCRno4s172 #tcrno4 #cobblestokebabs
Bike is serviced and bags almost packed. Now time to get in the mood, a film on last year's TCR will be released online at 5pm GMT. Go check it out and with just enough time to read an interview on @apidura #tcrno4 #tcr2015 #packlighttravelfar #cobblestokebabs
Best way to finish a climb and pretty much the trip. @rapha Dolomites Brevet trip has been awesome. Thanks so much, @georgemarshallphoto, @willlinton, @james__fairbank and @anton_blackie for everything #packlighttravelfar #cobblestokebabs
New bike day, she is a beaut. Cannot wait to get the big miles into her. Thanks @genesisbikesuk for the support, you guys have killed it with this one. #genesisbicycleclub #tcr2016 #kiboshracing #baaw #cobblestokebabs
One of the high lights of last year's TCR, racing up Lovcen as the sun was setting. Such a special climb. Check out the trailer for the soon to be released film. Filming by: @barnabyfox & @couldntgetmike #tcr2015 #teamdreamsunsetchasingteam #lovcen #cobblestokebabs