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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

Total raised
£1,845.00

Target
£1500.00

100%

Donations accepted until 28-08-2017

Donations closed

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About

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 http://transcontinental.cc. I'll be on Twitter through the race at twitter.com/ianwalker 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

Cycling

Event already started

Donations

Hope you are coming to the end of a gruelling but exhilarating journey! What an achievement to finish and hopefully lots of tales to tell. Congratulations, well done and amazing!!!! In awe John and Phil
Donation by John and Phil
on 09-08-2017
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Keep it up Ian - nearly there!
Donation by Matt
on 09-08-2017
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Cracking riding so far Ian! Keep going!!!
Donation by Niall
on 08-08-2017
£15.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-08-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-08-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Ian. Good luck what an amazing challenge you are an inspiration.
Donation by Milne Family
on 06-08-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Nutter!
Donation by The Ranty Highwayman
on 06-08-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Go Ian. Awesome ride thus far. Enjoying your tweets
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-08-2017
Only £50 to target. I can do that. Fantastic effort!
Donation by Paul
on 05-08-2017
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Nearly there!
Donation by Tim
on 05-08-2017
£27.66
£6.92 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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