Whether or not your lucky enough to get the TCR2016 golden ticket, or even considering the event for the future, you might want to test yourself in preparation. One rider Michael Adams has decided to perform/organise 3 specific test rides for the upcoming Transcontinental 2016 in form of 3 individual events that make up the Trans-Country-Training-Ride.
The best way to find out all the details is to read the proposed events manual which is pretty comprehensive.
The three planned Events are listed below including scheduled dates, lengths and approximate durations of the events:
- Trans-Spain-Training-Ride: Friday, March 25th, 2016; Approx.. 1,200 km / 3-5 days
- Trans-Italy-Training-Ride: Monday, May 2th, 2016; Approx.. 1,500 km / 3-7 days
- Trans-Germany-Training-Ride: Friday, July 8th, 2016; Approx. 1,100 km / 2-5 days
It could be a great adventure and a superb tester for any future “Trans” racer. There is no substitute for long days riding and navigating in another country to find out what works for you. Do it!
Now what can we organise in the UK to compare. The Belgium’s are having a go right now on Mad Friday