The Transcontinetal Race, the 2000 mile self supported bike adventure across Europe, is set to start at 10pm Friday in Geraadsbergen, Belgium.
The race is tracked by satellite, WARNING it's way to easy to start watching to dots morning, noon and middle-of-the-night as live tracking will be available at the Transcontinetal race website HERE once the race rolls off.
READ THE ROAD.CC Q&A: 2015 race winner Josh Ibbett CLICK HERE
This years race sees riders cycling south to check point 1 at the Puy de Dome in France before cycling across the Alps. Check point 2 the Furka Pass, Switzerland, and Checkpoint 3 on the Passo Giau in Italy are guaranteed to force riders across the toughest and highest passes that the Alps and Dolomites have to offer.
Heading into southern Europe riders will then have to face the mountains of Bosnia and Montenegro to reach checkpoint 4 in the Durmitor national park, Montenegro.
The final run to the finish in Canakkale, Turkey offers a number of options including countries such as Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece.
Last years winner, our very own Hunt Brand Manager Josh Ibbett is back to defend his title and lines up against some tough opposition on his proto Mason Cycles Bokeh Ti and Hunt 38Carbon Wide Disc wheels.
An amazing film of the 2015 Transcontinental Race has just been released click HERE to watch it
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE RIDERS FROM THE HUNT TEAM #GOJOSHGO
We'll have regular updates on the TCR 2016 and Josh's progress here on our journal pages so please pop back regularly.