Relatively new to the self-supported, ultra-distance bike race scene are the La Baroudeuse races. With unpaved and paved options over distances ranging from 317km through to 2,850km, there’s something for every bike racer from the aspiring to the experienced. Meaning ‘adventurer’ or ‘fighter’ in English, La Baroudeuse is not for the faint-hearted. The rankings will be established at the end of the event and each finisher will be rewarded with a wooden sword, a symbol of freedom of the most mighty of Gladiators: the Rudius….
Tailfin talks to Andy Cox one of Tailfin’s real world testers. An adventurer to the soul, he has clocked up over 65,000km whilst mapping out the European Divide Trail. We discover more about him and his plans for the future……
Chris Hall is a London-based cyclist. His love for huge challenges for charity – such as 107 for 107 – brought him to the attention of the cycling community.
Here Chris discusses what brought him to that challenge, and now his move to long-distance cycling rides and races, including National 24, the Silk Road Mountain Race, trips across Australia, and the most recently the gruelling Atlas Mountain Race….
In this blog, worldwide adventurer and serial TCR veteran Ben Davies talks us through his top tips for route planning your next adventure. From a man who managed to navigate the entire way from Alaska to Ushuaia, he knows a thing or two this subject matter….
Bikepacking tends to happen at slower speeds where watt saving and aerodynamics are often seen as less important. Francis Cade heads the Boardman Performance Centre wind tunnel to make some interesting discoveries about different bikepacking setups….