Riding the Transcontinental

Last night, local CTC member John Weller gave us a talk about his experience of participating in the 2015 Transcontinental Race from Belgium to Istanbul.

John raced 2,600 miles on a bicycle in one of the toughest endurance events in the world of cycling. There was no support along the way!  And no official route: a start line in Geraardsbergen (Belgium) and a finish line in Istanbul (Turkey) via four checkpoints – Mont Ventoux (France), Strada dell’Assietta (Italy), Vukovar (Croatia) and Mount Lovcen (Montenegro).


Rather than a report, here are some photos of John and his bike!




Cockpit view


Dynamo and converters for charging electronic gadgets


Saddle (Gilles Berthoud)


What John wore and carried (1)


What John wore and carried (2)

The evening raised £110 for the Cyclists’ Defence Fund.

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