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Across Andes

Starts: 08:00, 28 November, 2021

A Chilean adventure taking riders through the Andean mountains in a figure of eight route.

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Location: Melipeuco, Chile

Length: 1,017km

Elevation: 14,520m

Terrain: Mixed

Two Volcano Sprint 2021

Starts: 03:00, 15 October, 2021

The riders of Two Volcano Sprint are about to erupt into a display of power and endurance.

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Location: Nicolosi, Italy

Length: 1,183km

Elevation: 26,212m

Terrain: Road

Bentang Jawa 2021

Starts: 22:30, 2 October, 2021

Bentang Jawa is an unsupported ultra cycling race across Java Island, Indonesia.

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Location: Carita Beach, Indonesia

Length: 1,500km

Elevation: 16,000m

Terrain: Road

Caroline & David Cycle The World

Starts: 07:00, 26 September, 2021

Caroline Soubayroux and David Ferguson attempt to set the first pairs Guiness World Record for Fastest Circumnavigation by Bicycle.

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Location: Whitehorse, Alaska

Race Through Poland 2021

Starts: 08:00, 25 September, 2021

Race Through Poland is a single stage 1,500km bicycle race through the Carpathian Mountains.

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Location: Wroclaw, Poland

Length: 1,500km

Elevation: 19,500m

Terrain: Road

FURTHER EAST 2021

Starts: 04:00, 17 September, 2021

FURTHER EAST takes riders into the unknown East of England.

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Location: Cambridge, England

Length: 642km

Elevation: 6,389m

Terrain: Mixed-terrain

Badlands 2021

Starts: 06:00, 5 September, 2021

Back for its second edition, Badlands is sure to provide a superb dotwatching spectacle as some of Europe's best racers take to the 748km route traversing Spain's finest gravel roads. It'll be hot. It'll be high. And it'll be rough.

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Location: Granada, Spain

Length: 748km

Elevation: 16,000m

Terrain: Gravel

All Points North 2021

Starts: 04:00, 4 September, 2021

England's North has a reputation for being one of the most rugged, steep and exposed places to take a bike on tarmac. Riders have 10 checkpoints to reach in the order they feel is most efficient, or scenic! This is a race that favours the most well prepared riders who have struck their perfect balance of minimising both distance and elevation on their route which will tick off the East and West Coasts of Northern England traversing the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the lumps in between.

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Location: Sheffield, UK

Length: ~1,000km

Terrain: Road

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Location: Jetřichovice, Czech Republic

Length: 1,300km

Elevation: 22,000m

Terrain: Gravel

TransIbérica 2021

Starts: 19:00, 14 August, 2021

2,750km of diverse Iberian riding awaits riders at the start line of this year's event. There are 9 checkpoints to self-route between through some of the Iberian Peninsula's most beautiful and scenic spots.

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Location: Bilbao, Spain

Length: 2,750km

Elevation: 38,000m

Terrain: Road

GBDURO21

Starts: 07:00, 14 August, 2021

It's often referred to as the "scrappy rolling picnic through Britain's ever changing landscapes", in more detail it's a four-stage mixed terrain race from the South West of Great Britain right up to Scotland's John O'Groats.

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Location: Land's End, UK

Length: 1,963km

Elevation: 29,750m

Terrain: Off-road

Silk Road Mountain Race 2021

Starts: 16:00, 13 August, 2021

Kyrgystan offers one of the wildest and most inhospitable environments for a bikepacking race, which is all the more reason to dotwatch! With some of the world's finest racers targetting this race as their 2021 halo event, we're sure to see some blisteringly fast racing. But don't forget, this is Kyrgystan. And, anything can happen.

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Location: Talas, Kyrgyzstan

Length: 1,805km

Elevation: 29,450m

Terrain: Off-Road

Hungarian Divide 2021

Starts: 07:00, 13 August, 2021

The Hungarian Divide is the ultimate MTB adventure challenge through Hungary. Although Hungary may be thought of as flat, it very much isn't! It is most suitable for a MTB, as we cross all mountain highlights of the country, including its highest peak: the Kékes at 1,014m. The categories are SOLO (unsupported) and TOUR (support allowed)

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Location: Smaragdvölgy, Hungary

Length: 1,428km

Elevation: 23,644

Terrain: MTB

Great British Divide 2021

Starts: 09:00, 31 July, 2021

The inaugural edition of the Great British Divide is set to be wildly exciting; big names, high passes, rough terrain, unreliable ferries and undoubtedly a good sprinkling of the notorious British weather.

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Location: Canterbury, England

Length: 2,126.5km

Elevation: 31,089m

Terrain: MTB

Three Peaks Bike Race 2021

Starts: 06:00, 10 July, 2021

A self-routed race from Vienna to Barcelona via three checkpoints consisting of a selection of the hardest climbs in Europe: Mangart Saddle, Männlichen and Col du Tourmalet.

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Location: Vienna, Austria

Length: 2,450km

Elevation: 39,400m

Terrain: Road

TransAtlantic Way 2021

Starts: 04:00, 8 July, 2021

This race along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland returns for 2021. Riders will follow the set route to Derry city in Northern Ireland. From there the first part of the race is 250km to checkpoint 1 at Fanad Lighthouse in Co. Donegal. Leaving checkpoint 1 the race follows the Wild Atlantic Way to Cork city. There are 2 route options. Riders can choose between the longer or the shorter route or simply decide to mix both.

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Length: 2,500km

Elevation: 29,100m

Terrain: Road

Pan Celtic Race 2021

Starts: 07:00, 4 July, 2021

Second edition of PCR takes riders through two Celtic Nations: from the depths of Cornwall to Wales. An unrelenting course with a great line-up of riders who are riding head first into the poor weather forecast.

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Location: Cornwall, UK

Length: 1,999km

Elevation: 27,989m

Terrain: Road

Italy Divide 2021

Starts: 06:00, 3 July, 2021

Italy Divide is in its fifth year, and on Saturday 3rd July at 10.30am riders will follow a set route (but without checkpoints) for 1250km and climb 22,000m of altitude gain over 4-7 days of riding on their northbound travel from Pompei to Lake Garda.

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Location: Rome, Italy

Length: 1,250km

Elevation: 22,000m

Terrain: Gravel

Transpyrenees 2021

Starts: 06:00, 27 June, 2021

Transpyrenees 2021 is a 1,080km single stage, unsupported race across the Pyrenees, which takes in 36 cols and +25,000m of elevation gain.

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Location: Llançà, Spain

Length: 1,080km

Elevation: 27,000m

Terrain: Road

HOPE 1000 2021

Starts: 06:00, 19 June, 2021

The 7th edition of the HOPE 1000 will roll out from the Swiss shores of Lake Constance, snaking 87 riders to meet with Freddy at the finish line in Montreux. The route remains largely unchanged, despite persistent snowfields on the high ground, and Covid has meant a local line up with 54% of riders from Switzerland. HOPE 1000 2021 is going to be full of surprises no doubt!

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Location: Romanshorn, Switzerland

Length: 1,000km

Elevation: 31,000m

Terrain: MTB

Tour Divide (Great Divide Classic) 2021

Starts: 11:00, 11 June, 2021

The original bikepacking race faces the biggest route adjustment ever; with no Canadian leg, the route has been reduced to a border to border race. An All-American roster means this edition is set to be an exciting and unique year.

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Location: Canada/US border

Length: 3,995km

Elevation: 43,098m

Terrain: MTB

Highland Trail 550 2021

Starts: 07:05, 22 May, 2021

A race designed to prep organiser Alan Goldsmith for the Colorado Trail Race has become the flagship UK MTB bikepacking race. With hours of hike-a-bike and the most unpredictable weather the British Isles have to offer, the HT550 is a race that cannot be missed.

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Location: Tyndrum, Scotland

Length: 880km

Elevation: 16000m

Terrain: MTB

Race Around the Netherlands 2021

Starts: 07:00, 1 May, 2021

Fast and flat; what the Netherlands lacks in elevation and terrain it more than makes up for with its wind and characterful villages. Don't let the elevation profile fool you, this is not an easy race.

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Location: Amerongen, Netherlands

Length: 1,913km

Elevation: 4,164m

Terrain: Road

Dales Divide 2021

Starts: 07:00, 1 May, 2021

Back for a third year, this 600km route traverses two of the UK's National Parks: The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Kicking off the UK ultra season with a roster stacked with some of the best British racers, this is set to be a fiercely competitive race.

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Location: Arnside, UK

Length: 607km

Elevation: 7,510m

Terrain: Off-Road

Tuatara 1000 2021

Starts: 22:00, 26 February, 2021

Brand new for 2021, the Tuatara 1000 has two options for the riders: a brevet and a non-stop category. Starting and finishing in Invercagill, the Tuatara 1000 will take riders into the crevices of the gravel roads on the south coast of New Zealand's southern island.

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Location: Invercagill, New Zealand

Length: 1,066km

Elevation: 12,840m

Terrain: Gravel

Victoria Divide 2021

Starts: 19:00, 26 February, 2021

The Victoria Divide is a 550km race from Melbourne to Albury traversing the coastal side of the Great Dividing Range. The race was designed by Melburnian, Lewis Ciddor, a rider who cut his teeth winning the 2018 Tour Divide and who has worked to produce a race that is as technical and demanding as 550km from his home city can be. The winning times have ranged from 40 to 44 hours, and no rider has ever cracked the 40 hour mark. It's worthy of note that the re-route following the fires in 2019/20 added 20km to last year’s route but has now returned closer to the original route. While Lewis isn’t back to defend his title this year, Emma Flukes and Ben May who completed the 2020 podium will line up alongside other big names who are making their Vic Divide debut. Race route illustration by Alex Hotchin 📸 Jimmy Röstlund

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Length: 552km

Elevation: 16,200m

Terrain: MTB

Tour Te Waipounamu 2021

Starts: 19:00, 13 February, 2021

The inaugural Tour Te Waipounamu is the brain child of Brian Alder, a veteran of the sport and a lifelong mountaineer. With experience and inspiration from the Tour Divide, Highland Trail, Colorado Trail Race and Kyrgystan; Brian's event has been tipped as the hardest bikepacking race in New Zealand. A competitive domestic line up includes a former Tour Divide record holder and seven race veterans, Terra Australis victor and a French Divide and Bohemia Divide winner. The MAProgress page has been made password protected at the request of the organiser due to the extent of private land.

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Location: Cape Farewell, New Zealand

Length: 1,319km

Elevation: 22,810m

Terrain: MTB

Journey Around Rwanda 2021

Starts: 06:30, 29 January, 2021

As the Race Around Rwanda was amended to a Journey in order to comply with Rwandan restrictions, we're treated to an usual event. It's never been about the destination and, now more than ever, it's all about the journey.

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Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Length: 1,000km

Terrain: Road/Gravel

Two Volcano Sprint 2020

Starts: 04:30, 18 October, 2020

From the foot of Mount Vesuvio to the peak of Mount Etna, the riders of Two Volcano sprint are about to erupt into a display of power and endurance.

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Location: Naples, Italy

Length: 1000km

Terrain: Road

TransIbérica 2020

Starts: 20:00, 20 September, 2020

2,800 km of Iberian riding awaits riders at the start line of this year's event. With 12 checkpoints across Spain and Portugal, the race promises to highlight the best regions of the peninsula.

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Location: Valencia, Spain

Length: 2,800km

Terrain: Road

Badlands 2020

Starts: 07:00, 6 September, 2020

Badlands 2020 is the inaugural gravel event brought to you by the organisers of Transibérica and Transpyrenees. As a sprint event, we're expecting a real spectacle of fast endurance racing.

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Location: Granada, Spain

Length: 700km

Elevation: 15.000m

Terrain: Gravel

Trans Atlantic Way 2020

Starts: 09:00, 3 September, 2020

The Trans Atlantic Way now in its 5th year with shorter special edition of 2113kms. With international travel restrictions in place, it’s an all Ireland field this year. Riders will start in the City of Derry and make their way over the Peace Bridge to join the Wild Atlantic Way. Riders have two routes to chose from: Cu Culainn 2113km and Setanta 1541km, named after a famous Irish mythical character.

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Location: Derry, Northern Ireland

Length: 2113km/1541km

Terrain: Road

Dales Divide 2020

Starts: 07:00, 29 August, 2020

Originally slated for the Easter weekend, the Dales Divide takes riders on a 600km tour across two of the UK's National Parks: The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

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Location: Arnside, UK

Length: 600km

Terrain: Off-Road

Race Around The Netherlands 2020

Starts: 06:00, 29 August, 2020

Race Around The Netherlands is a staple in the ultra-endurance calendar renowned for its lack of hills and its trademark winds. It may be one of the flattest races in the world but the Netherlands is not for the faint of heart.

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Location: Amerongen, Netherlands

Length: 1904km

Terrain: Road

Transpyrenees 2020

Starts: 20:00, 22 August, 2020

Transpyrenees 2020 is a 1,000km single stage, unsupported race across the Pyrenees, which takes in 40 cols and +25,000m of elevation gain.

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Location: Llança, Spain

Length: 1000km

Terrain: Road

GBDURO20

Starts: 07:00, 1 August, 2020

Off-road, fully self-sufficient race from Lands End to John O'Groats.

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Location: Lands End, UK

Length: 2000km

Terrain: Off-Road

Three Peaks Bike Race 2020

Starts: 04:00, 25 July, 2020

From Vienna to Nice via three of the hardest climbs in Europe: Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, Col du Sanetsch and Mount Ventoux.

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Location: Vienna, Austria

Length: 1950km

Terrain: Road

Hope 1000 2020

Starts: 04:00, 20 June, 2020

What was the NAVAD 1000, is now the Hope 1000 and 2020 sees the race in its sixth year. During this unprecedented scene for events, we're excited to bring this event live to your screens.

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Location: Switzerland

Length: 1000km

Terrain: Off-Road

COVID-19 Updates

Starts: 24:00, 16 March, 2020

Live updates from race organisers as their events become impacted by the global health threat of coronavirus.

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Location: Worldwide

Length: Months

Atlas Mountain Race 2020

Starts: 08:00, 15 February, 2020

The inaugural off-road bikepacking race across the Atlas Mountains opens up the season of unsupported ultra-distance cycling for the year.

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Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Length: 1145km

Terrain: Off-road

Rich Seipp's Winter HT550 ITT

Starts: 09:00, 1 December, 2019

It's Rich vs the clock for what could be the first completion of a winter HT550 ITT.

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Location: Tyndrum, Scotland

Length: 550 miles

Terrain: Off-road

Two Volcano Sprint 2019

Starts: 04:30, 7 November, 2019

The cherry on top of a brilliant year's racing.

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Location: Naples, Italy

Length: 1100km

Terrain: Road

TransIbérica 2019

Starts: 20:00, 1 September, 2019

3,500km around the Iberian Peninsula with checkpoints in some of the highest peaks available.

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Location: Bilbao, Spain

Length: 3500km

Terrain: Road

Paris-Brest-Paris 2019

Starts: 03:00, 18 August, 2019

The four-yearly 1200km randonnée is back for its 19th edition. Originally a race, this brevet is a prestigious event steeped in the history of long-distance cycling.

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Location: Paris, France

Length: 1200km

Terrain: Road

Transcontinental Race 2019

Starts: 03:00, 27 July, 2019

The most prestigious race on the calendar returns with four new checkpoints and a route reversal.

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Location: Burgas, Bulgaria

Length: 4000km

Terrain: Road

Transpyrenees Ultracycling Race 2019

Starts: 20:00, 29 June, 2019

A 950km traverse of the Pyrenees mountains across the French and Spanish border.

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Location: Llança, Spain

Length: 950km

Terrain: Road

GBDURO19

Starts: 07:00, 22 June, 2019

Land's End to John O'Groats on road, gravel, singletrack and everything in between across four stages.

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Location: Great Britain

Length: 1960km

Terrain: All-road

Tour Divide 2019

Starts: 14:00, 14 June, 2019

Running from Banff in Canada to Antelope Wells on the Mexican border, the Tour Divide is for many the halo event of Bikepack Ultraracing. With both South Bound and North Bound riders racing self-supported across approx. 2,745 miles (4,420km) of the ACA's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, with a few diversions to spice it up. The 2019 edition had perhaps the deepest starting field ever, with prior winners of Tour Divide, TCR, TransAm, Terra Australis and Italy Divide all lining up. This year's race was epic!

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Location: Banff, AB, Canada

Length: 2745 miles

Elevation: 44,400m

Terrain: Off-road

TransAtlantic Way 2019

Starts: 09:30, 6 June, 2019

The race along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland returns for 2019.

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Length: 2500km

Terrain: Road

Trans America Bike Race 2019

Starts: 12:00, 2 June, 2019

The longest race on the calendar takes riders from one side of the USA to the other.

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Location: Portland, OR

Length: 4200 miles

Terrain: Road

Highland Trail 550 2019

Starts: 08:00, 25 May, 2019

After riders succumbed to torrential rain within the first two days, the 2019 HT550 had a surprise around every corner of the trail.

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Location: Scotland, UK

Length: 550 miles

Terrain: Off-road

Italy Divide 2019

Starts: 12:00, 25 April, 2019

1150 unsupported kilometres between Naples and Torbole with a mix of fast rolling gravel roads and technical mountain bike trails.

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Location: Italy

Length: 1150km

Elevation: 15000m

Terrain: Off-road

Race to the Rock

Starts: 20:22, 31 August, 2018

Race To The Rock is a 3,500km off-road epic held annually in the wilds of the Australian Outback. Uluru Rock has marked the finish line every year since its 2016 inauguration, but the start line, and route to it, have always been changed - with Tasmania marking the start of the 2018 edition. Dreamt up by the 'chief instigators' of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, and with Sarah Hammond as the race's only ever victor, the race is anything but a ride for the faint hearted.

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Location: Australia

Length: 3,500km

Terrain: Off-road

Silk Road Mountain Race 2018

Starts: 23:00, 17 August, 2018

The first edition of most bikepacking races usually involve a makeshift start and a field of riders selected from the organiser’s closest friends. Not the Silk Road Mountain Race, which has assembled a lineup of veterans and rookies and convinced them to a race a fixed 1,700km route through Kyrgyzstan’s Tien Shan mountains -- with a wince-inducing 26,000m of climbing thrown in for good measure, too. With only three manned checkpoints, unfamiliar terrain, and scant resources, the race is set to make essential dotwatching.

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Location: Kyrgyzstan

Length: 1,700km

Elevation: 26,100m

Terrain: Mixed

Transcontinental Race

Starts: 20:00, 29 July, 2018

First dreamt up and organised by Mike Hall in 2013, the Transcontinental Race has come to be recognised as somewhat of a genre-defining event. Starting in Belgium, and finishing in Greece, with four checkpoints en route that change with every passing year, this 4,000km, self-navigated epic is as arduous as it is adventurous, and therein lies its appeal.

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Location: Europe

Length: ~4,000km

Terrain: Road

Jenny Graham 'Round-the-World' Record

Starts: 23:00, 15 June, 2018

On June 16th 2018, Scottish ultra cyclist Jenny Graham set off from Berlin in an attempt to break the women's 'Around-the-World' record. Her 18,000 mile ride will take her across 14 countries and 4 continents. She'll be spending up to 16 hours in the saddle every day to hit her target of 180 miles per day, and beat the record by a projected 34 days. It's an ultra-distance effort that will test her mile after mile; country after country, and we'll be following her for the duration.

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Location: Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America

Length: 18,000 miles

Terrain: Road

Tour Divide

Starts: 06:00, 8 June, 2018

For many people, the Tour Divide is the original bikepacking race. It's an event that has inspired many riders, and laid the foundations for an entire calender of ultra-distance bike races to thrive. Following the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the Tour Divide stretches 4418km from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells on the USA-Mexico border. Off-road; self-supported; as fast as possible!

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Location: Canada & USA

Length: 4418km

Elevation: 44,400m

Terrain: Off-road

TransAtlantic Way 2018

Starts: 10:00, 7 June, 2018

The TransAtlanticWay Race is a 2500 km one stage, self-supported road bike race between Dublin and Cork - via The Wild Atlantic Way. With the pounding swell of the Atlantic as your constant companion, you follow the blue zig-zag signposts through seven of Ireland’s westernmost counties.

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Location: Ireland

Length: 2,500km

Elevation: 21,720m

Terrain: Road

Trans Am Bike Race

Starts: 07:00, 2 June, 2018

At 6,735km long, the Trans Am Bike Race (TABR) is the longest ultra-distance bike race out there. Traversing the USA from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia, the route covers the Rockies, the plains of the Mid-West, and the Appalachians, on its cross-continental path. A true test of stamina, and a calendar highlight for riders and dotwatchers alike.

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Location: USA

Length: 6,735km

Elevation: 50,677m

Terrain: Road

Highland Trail 550 2018

Starts: 08:00, 26 May, 2018

The Highland Trail 550 is an self-supported mountain bike race held annually in the Scottish Highlands. With its beautiful scenery, remote environments, and dreamy mountain bike trails, the race has developed a reputation as a must-do event for serious off-road ultra racers. "No entry fee, no prize money, and definitely no support."

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Italy Divide 2018

Starts: 18:00, 25 April, 2018

The Italy Divide is a 900km unsupported bikepacking race, following a mixture of gravel roads and technical MTB trails through Italy's mountainous interior, from Rome to Lake Garda. The 2018 edition sees 88 riders, and one former winner, take on the challenge.

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Location: Italy

Length: 901km

Terrain: Off-road