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Atlas Mountain Race 2024
For the fourth edition of the race, riders will tackle plenty of climbing through the Anti-Atlas and High Atlas before dropping down to the wild Atlantic coast.
Feb 9th 2024
Race Around Rwanda 2024
The Race Around Rwanda is back. 2023 saw riders flock from around the world to tackle the 1000km race around the Land of 1000 Hills. This one is for the fast graveleurs.
Feb 4th 2024
GranGuanche Audax Road 2024
The third edition of the Granguanche Audax Road is a self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route, endurance cycling event across the Canary Islands; a paved route with considerable elevation gain. In true audax spirit, riders must be self-supported but are allowed to ride together and draft one another.
Jan 28th 2024
Tour Te Waipounamu 2024
A race the length of New Zealand's South Island on the land between the mountains and the plains, over many a pass and high country station through Te Waipounamu's many valleys and changing climate. A highly challenging and rewarding mountain bike event through a sometimes exposed and unforgiving landscape.
Jan 27th 2024
Recently on DotWatcher
Roundtable: Mandatory Kit Requirements
In this roundtable we discuss the topic of mandatory kit for ultra distance races. With no governing body for the sport, race organisers have differing ideas about what kit is deemed essential for the particular conditions of their race. Read on for more on this important topic.
Mar 1st 2024
Five Minutes With... The Trans Pyrenees Race
Ahead of this year's fourth edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race, we sat down with the team at Lost Dot to explore how this year's TPR sticks to the Race's heritage of a double traverse of the Pyrenees but with a few twists along the way.
Feb 28th 2024
Five Minutes With Samuel Thompson
We sat down with Samuel Thompson, ultra-racer and coach who has founding his ultra-cycling consulting company Acier.cc. Samuel has competed in ultra-races and audaxes for almost 10 years, make sure you learn from his wisdom.
Feb 17th 2024
Bikes of Tour Te Waipounamu 2024
A compilation of the riders' chosen bikes and equipment for the third edition of the race. With most opting for hardtails, there are a few anomolies and a wide spectrum of the amount of equipment for this 1,330km Kiwi epic.
Jan 29th 2024