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Thank you for your application…….

‘Thank you for your application

We will let you know on or before 30th November if your application has been successful.

Oh bugger.

Spent an exciting friday evening attempting (and succeeding) to register for tcr no3.  It was a little fraught as their servers immediately went belly up.  However, 30 mins of facebook resulted in calming messages, and everyone received an email link to start to entry process.
This included links to the race manual, and then a quiz – once you were here the pressure was off, and you had 2 days to complete the quiz.  I therefore did it straight away after reading the race manual.  I have got at least 2 questions wrong.  Oh well.

Is that enough for me to be passed over for someone else?

I just want to hear if I’m in or not – checking my mail on a daily basis… Ok every 2 hours, looking for something from the tcr….. Oh dear.  However, their confirmation email says entrants will be informed on the 30th…..  ahhh just tell me please!


wtf? – whats the transcontinental?

4000k, 14 and a half days – 300k a day.

  • It is an unsupported  event requiring total self-reliance.
    • If your bike breaks ….. fix it.
    • If you get lost …… get un-lost.
    • Need food, somewhere to sleep …. find something.

For those who rely on luck alone, Transcontinental N0.3 will raise the stakes.
Many will fail.


My longest ride to date is 500k.  oh dear

TCR No 3 route announced

Tcr.. Route announced

Ventoux… Interesting route to northern italy, eastern europe somewhere… Istanbul
Watched the awol video of tcr1….. The fit guy commuted what i do… And broke.   hmmmm
It brung home several things
Need lots of consistent training from now….
Route choice is very very important esp the further you go
I Cant blag this

This is big
Need the right and right amount of gear
Cobbles and gravel.  what bike can i get away with….
It scared me a bit…. Ok a lot