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Ian takes on the Transcontinental Race

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Ian Walker

I'm taking on a 4000 km nonstop self-supported race across Europe and raising money for road safety charities

Raising money for multiple charities

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Donations accepted until 28-08-2017

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Hi, I'm Ian. I'm a psychologist at the University of Bath, where I work on the safety of vulnerable road users and how people interact with their environments. Although I've done some running fairly successfully (UTMB; top-10 in the Arc of Attrition), I've never ridden in a bicycle race before. Well, except for a slow-cycling race when I was 7 years old. And that race was just 20 metres long and involved trying to go slower than all the other riders, so was not ideal preparation for what's coming. 

Event details

The Transcontinental Race

The Transcontinental Race is a 4000 km non-stop self-supported bicycle race across Europe. On 28 July, we start in Geraardsbergen in Belgium and ride to Meteora in Greece. Apart from having to visit four mountain-top checkpoints in Germany, Italy, Slovakia and Romania, there's no set route and each of the 300 riders chooses their own way. The clock never stops, which means any time spent eating or doing repairs (or sleeping, if we're being really self-indulgent) has to be made up on the road. I'm hoping to ride at least 300km (190 miles) every day. It's going to be huge.

More details of the race, and information on how to follow it in real time via our satellite trackers, will appear in due course at I'll be on Twitter through the race at and all the race tweets will be tagged with #TCRNo5.

I'm raising money for two great road safety charities - Brake and Roadpeace - who work to prevent road deaths and support the families of those affected. Supporting these charities became all the more poignant after TCR race director Mike Hall was killed by a motorist during a race earlier this year.

Event date

28-July-2017 21:00

Event type


Event already started


Amazingly impressive Ian!!! Very well done!
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Incredible journey. Viva
Donation by Ailsa
on 22-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done - what an achievement, but lot's of fun too I suspect!
Donation by Kate Button
on 15-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Cracking job Ian and it's been a pleasure tracking you from the comfort of my sofa! Enjoy the well earned R&R.
Donation by Amy, Tim and boys xx
on 15-08-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Thalia
on 15-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Ian, seriously impressive stuff. I don't think I'll ever moan about my 2 mile cycle to the office again. Best wishes
Donation by Katie Plant
on 14-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
One of the best and worst trips I've ever vicariously taken.
Donation by Leonie
on 11-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
What an amazing adventure Ian!
Donation by Clare
on 10-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Amazingly mad thing to do, well done Manchego
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-08-2017
£6.26 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,845.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,845.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,233.78

Donations closed

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