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Stories from the Transcontinental Race: The definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, 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.

Stories from the Transcontinental Race: The definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, 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.
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Stories from the Transcontinental Race: The definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, 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.

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Episodes

TCR No7: Fiona Kolbinger Interview

8/13/2019
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In the final episode of TCR No7, Tom Bonnett sits down with winner Fiona Kolbinger to reflect on her race. They talk about the overwhelming moment her phone was deluged with messages from strangers and the pandemonium of media coverage she was met with as she neared the finish. Tom also talks to second place rider Ben Davies about how he fought through saddle sores to maintain his grip on the race and the winning pair Espen Utne Landgraff and Emanuel Verde look back on their success....

Duration:00:40:36

TCR No7: A Finish Not an Ending

8/11/2019
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At the endpoint in Brest, Tom Bonnett meets winner Fiona Kolbinger, talks to the first pair to finish and he greets riders battling the intense headwinds that are making the final stretch one of the toughest of this year's TCR. Paul Rainbow, founder of Audax Club Bristol, presents a history of the ride that brought the Transcontinental here, Paris-Brest-Paris. It's the oldest audax in the world, having begun in 1891 and the 2019 edition starts less than a week after the end of TCR No7. Some...

Duration:00:20:55

TCR No7: The Race Rolls On

8/7/2019
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As the race leaders roll over the finish line in Brest, Tom Bonnett is on the road presenting stories from riders reaching Control Point 3 and Control Point 4. Presented and produced by Tom Bonnett Music by Vegyn Photograph by James Robertson

Duration:00:29:25

TCR No7: Climbing Out of the Slump

8/3/2019
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In this episode, Tom Bonnett follows the path of the leading riders in the Transcontinental Race into the Dolomites and the Oztal Alps and on to Control Point 3 in Austria. Behind them riders are dotted along roads all the way back to Serbia and for some morale will be beginning to wane. Tom speaks to Jet McDonald, author of Mind Is The Ride, an adventure through cycling and philosophy, to discuss some ideas that can help us all when we fall into a slump. Producer: Tom Bonnett Music: Vegyn,...

Duration:00:27:38

TCR No7: Beating Sun and a Balkan Wedding

7/30/2019
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Following the racers on their journey from the start to Control Point 2, Tom Bonnett hears how they are suffering with overbearing heat and crunchy gravel climbs. As the riders arrive at the second control, the welcoming party is wilder than anyone could have expected. Join the dotwatchers and track the race on our website. ➡️www.transcontinental.cc Subscribe in your podcast app to get each episode as soon as it goes live. ➡️https://podfollow.com/transcontinentalrace Producer: Tom Bonnett...

Duration:00:33:05

TCR No7: The Race Begins

7/27/2019
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From the start of the Transcontinental Race 2019, Tom Bonnett presents an introduction to the route and the riders as they set off from Burgas in Bulgaria and make their way on the road 4,000km to Brest. Join the dotwatchers and track the race on our website. ➡️https://www.transcontinental.cc Subscribe in your podcast app to get each episode as soon as it goes live. ➡️https://podfollow.com/transcontinentalrace Presented and Produced by Tom Bonnett Photograph: James Robertson Music by Vegyn,...

Duration:00:33:44

TCR No6: Ending

8/20/2018
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In the final podcast of TCRNo.6 we meet the family, friends and fans who have been avidly dotwatching throughout the race and we hear from the riders touched by their support and hear reflections on their time on the road. Produced and presented by Tom Bonnett Photograph: James Robertson

Duration:00:35:57

TCR No6: In Conversation - Martin Temmen, Matthew Falconer, Rene Bonn, Chris Thomas

8/14/2018
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At the finish in Meteora, four of the top finishers discuss the variety of skills needed to do well in the TCR, they talk dotwatchers and share how the race has changed them as people. Produced and Presented by Tom Bonnett Photograph: James Robertson

Duration:00:36:07

TCR No6: Moments of Despair

8/8/2018
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In the third in our series of stories behind the Transcontinental Race we take you into some of the toughest moments for the riders on the road. Interviews with Bjorn Lenhard, Stephane Ouaja and pair James Craven and Jonathan Rankin, plus insight from Daniel Brayson. Produced and Presented by Tom Bonnett Photograph: James Robertson

Duration:00:20:05

TCR No6: Interview with Winner James Hayden at the Finish Line

8/8/2018
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Eight days, 22 hours and 56 minutes after leaving Geraardsbergen, James Hayden skidded to a stop outside Pub 38 in Meteora, Greece to the cheers of his family and the crowd gathered there. Hear him in conversation with the Transcontinental Race Podcast at the finish line. Produced and Presented by Tom Bonnett Photograph: James Robertson

Duration:00:06:53

TCR No6: : The Road to the Control

8/4/2018
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Conversations at petrol stations, chats at kebab shops and catch-ups at Control Point 1, hear the second of our series of stories from the road as we follow the race from Belgium to Greece. Produced and Presented by Tom Bonnett Music: LTO Photograph: James Robertson

Duration:00:24:05

TCR No6: The Beginning

7/30/2018
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In the first in our series that strives to capture the atmosphere and noise of the Transcontinental Race, we begin at the start line in the Belgian town of Geraardsbergen and meet the riders, the volunteers and the organisers as they prepare for the depart - a climb up the cobbled Muur and on to their adventure. Produced by Tom Bonnett Music: LTO Photograph: James Robertson

Duration:00:18:37