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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.

Lost Dot Podcast: The Trans Pyrenees and Transcontinental Race Lost Dot

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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.

    TPRNo2 / Daily 07

    TPRNo2 / Daily 07

    Follow the second edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race (TPR) - a 1500-kilometre self-supported race through most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees Mountains, from the Bay of Biscay to the Balearic Sea and back again.

    With the Finisher Party in full swing, Iain, Jim, and Rachel chat through the last of the 63 General Classification (GC) riders to finish, and the all important topics of finishing a race like TPR and adjusting back to normal life, the hook of ultra-racing, and the TCR/TPR community...

    Hosting, Production & Editing: Iain Broome

    • 17 min
    TPRNo2 DOC 3 / The Last Dance

    TPRNo2 DOC 3 / The Last Dance

    Follow the second edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race (TPR) - a 1500-kilometre self-supported race through most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees Mountains, from the Bay of Biscay to the Balearic Sea and back again.

    In this last DOC episode, let Iain and riders transport you from CP5 on the Mediterranean coast, along the chain of stunning high cols in the French Pyrenees, to the finish back on the Bay of Biscay. Hear stories from the road, and get real insight into what it's like to race TPR... 

    Hosting, Production & Editing: Iain Broome

    • 33 min
    TPRNo2 / DAILY 06

    TPRNo2 / DAILY 06

    Follow the second edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race (TPR) - a 1500-kilometre self-supported race through most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees Mountains, from the Bay of Biscay to the Balearic Sea and back again.

    We've now had more than 30 riders finish TPRNo2. In this penultimate DAILY episode, host Iain is joined by TPR Veterans Jim and Rachel to chat through the top ten, favourite col-climbs, Julien's sticker story, keeping fit and healthy on a bike during the race, and what it is like to finish.

    Hosting, Production & Editing: Iain Broome

    • 26 min
    TPRNo2 / DAILY 05

    TPRNo2 / DAILY 05

    Follow the second edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race (TPR) - a 1500-kilometre self-supported race through most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees Mountains, from the Bay of Biscay to the Balearic Sea and back again.

    We have a winner, and a complete podium*! In this fifth DAILY episode, host Iain is joined by TPR Veterans Jim and Rachel to chat through the winning ride - including racing on a bike that isn't yours and splitting shoes for comfort, the women and pairs leaders. They also explore the idea of 'riding your own race' during the relentless  TPR days - mental mechanisms and motivation, and awareness of other riders.

    Hosting, Production & Editing: Iain Broome



    *we don't have a podium

    • 27 min
    TPRNo2 / DAILY 04

    TPRNo2 / DAILY 04

    Follow the second edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race (TPR) - a 1500-kilometre self-supported race through most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees Mountains, from the Bay of Biscay to the Balearic Sea and back again.

    In this fourth DAILY episode, host Iain is joined by TPR Veterans Jim and Rachel. From the Pyrenean town of Tarascon, part-way along the Parcours chain of stunning mountain cols, they discuss the action from day four at TPRNo2: the front of the Race as leaders pause with around 100-kilometres left to ride, the pairs and womens Race, riding through vs. recovery, and wildlife. With a day to go, the top placings are wide open...

    Hosting, Production & Editing: Iain Broome

    • 22 min
    TPRNo2 DOC 2 / A Race of Choices

    TPRNo2 DOC 2 / A Race of Choices

    Follow the second edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race (TPR) - a 1500-kilometre self-supported race through most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees Mountains, from the Bay of Biscay to the Balearic Sea and back again.

    In this second DOC episode, Pod host, Iain, follows the first stage of the Race from Registration day, through to Control Point 3 in Os de Civis. Meet the riders, hear stories from the road and be transported to the Pyrenean mountain passes and villages...

    Hosting, Production & Editing: Iain Broome

    • 28 min

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