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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


Best of luck and don't forget the wig 😊
Donation by Lisa Dorn
on 03-06-2017
Looking forward to hearing about it! Enjoy it
Donation by Paul Salkovskis
on 03-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck! I shall think of you as I pedal off to the shops.
Donation by Deborah Metters
on 02-06-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Stay bonkers Walker.
Donation by Susi
on 02-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good Luck
Donation by Chris Gerhard
on 02-06-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Good Luck Ian
Donation by Richard Joiner
on 01-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Nick
on 01-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Ride, Ian, ride like the wind!
Donation by Philip
on 30-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Looks great! Good luck!
Donation by Janet
on 27-05-2017

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,810.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,810.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,193.78

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