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The Accursed Race 2024

The Accursed Race 2024

The brand new no-fly race from Lost Dot takes riders on a fixed-route off-road course through the Accursed Mountains in Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo. Follow along to see who takes the inaugural crown.

May 14th 2024

Seven Serpents 2024

Seven Serpents 2024

A set-route race between seven checkpoints from Slovenia through Croatia and its islands into Trieste, Italy via gravel and secondary roads.

May 12th 2024

Mittelgebirge Classique 2024

Mittelgebirge Classique 2024

Back for its third edition, this event crosses between Germany and France which takes riders over 40 mountain passes in the middle mountains (Mittelgebirge) ranges of the Palatinate Forest, Black Forest and Vosges.

May 12th 2024

Kromvojoj 2024

Kromvojoj 2024

A Spanish ultra-distance adventure designed to be ridden at your own pace; an antidote to the high speeds of modern life.

May 11th 2024

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Bikes of Léman Gravel Challenge 2024

Bikes of Léman Gravel Challenge 2024

For the inaugural Léman Gravel Challenge, read on to learn what riders took for this 360km gravel ride from the team behind Lausanne Gravel.

May 19th 2024

Introducing Acier Race Team

Introducing Acier Race Team

Acier Race Team: a collective of like-minded individuals promoting healthy, fair & sustainable competition in the sport of ultra-distance, self-supported cycling. Join us as we delve into the makings of the team along with their core objectives and values.

By: Nicky Shaw

May 17th 2024

Bikes of the Southern Divide 2024

Bikes of the Southern Divide 2024

After such a wet spring, riders just don’t know what to pack. Some have packed for every eventuality, whilst others are travelling very light, hoping for the best. What would you take with you on a beast of a mixed terrain ride across the south coast?

May 15th 2024

Bikes of The Accursed Race 2024

Bikes of The Accursed Race 2024

What would you pack for an inaugural race in the Balkans? The Accursed Race No1 started this morning from Shkodër, Albania; a 1,600km off-road route is a rideable addition to the growing racing scene in south eastern Europe.

May 14th 2024