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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

Ride, Ian, ride like the wind!
Donation by Philip
on 30-05-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Looks great! Good luck!
Donation by Janet
on 27-05-2017
Good luck Ian. Safe travels x
Donation by Marianne B
on 26-05-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Ride like the wind! But safely.
Donation by Cynthia
on 26-05-2017
£25.00
£6.26 gift aid
Hi Ian you are mad, obviously. I've always followed your work with interest when I worked at the Uni, and continue to now I'm at the Environment Agency. Keep going.
Donation by Liam
on 26-05-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Do it on a Brompton and I'll double my donation.
Donation by Riskymoth
on 26-05-2017
£12.34
£3.08 gift aid
First Post! No, seriously, chapeau, and good luck!
Donation by @georgebernhard
on 26-05-2017

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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