Stories from the Trans Pyrenees and Transcontinental Race.
At the sharp end they are beautifully hard bicycle races, simple in design but complex in execution. Factors of self reliance, logistics, navigation and judgement burden racers’ minds as well as their physiques. The strongest excel and redefine what we think possible while many experienced riders target only a finish.
TPR No 1: The Race to the End
In the third and final episode of the Lost Dot podcast from Trans Pyrenees No 1, Tom Bonnett, Rory Kemper and Tom Hardie meet the riders racing to make the finish before the cut off time and follow their dash across the mountains to the end.
Race Director Anna Haslock tells the story of the top two riders and we hear from fastest woman Ede Harrison and the winning pair at the finishing party.
Presented and produced by Tom Bonnett
Music by Vegyn and Hirola
Photograph by Tom Hardie
TPR No 1: Grit, Gravel and Howling Wind
Picking up from Control Point 1 where we last spoke to the riders, the Lost Dot Podcast catches up with Ede Harrison and Ingeborg Dybal Oie who are scrapping for first and second in the women's race.
They have chased each other on a grinding gravel ascent to Andorra, then climbed back into a French landscape of closed shops and then battled the wind to reach Salvador Dali country for the final Control Point at Cap de Creus.
Produced and presented by Tom Bonnett
Photograph: Tom Hardies
TPR No 1: Introducing the Trans Pyrenees Race
Everything you need to know about the new race from the team behind the Transcontinental as the riders rolls out of Biarritz and immerse themselves into the mountains.
Produced and Presented by Tom Bonnett
Music by Vegyn, Keplr, LTO, Old Apparatus, Hirola
Photograph: Tom Hardie
TCR No7: Fiona Kolbinger Interview
TCR No7: A Finish Not an Ending
TCR No7: The Race Rolls On