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Victoria Divide

Starts: 26th February 2021, 19:00

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 50km 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

Tuatara 1000

Starts: 26th February 2021, 22:00

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

Past races

Tour Te Waipounamu

Starts: 14th February 2021, 24:00

The inaugural Tour Te Waipounamu is the brain child of Brian Alder, a veteran of the sport and a lifelong mountaineer. With experience 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. With a competitive domestic line up, including a Tour Divide winner and seven race veterans, a French Divide and Bohemia Divide winner, we are massively excited to kick off our 2021 race coverage with what will surely be a cracking race.

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Location: Cape Farewell, New Zealand

Length: 1,319km

Elevation: 22,810m

Terrain: MTB

Journey Around Rwanda

Starts: 29th January 2021, 06:30

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

Dales Divide

Starts: 29th August 2020, 07:00

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

Three Peaks Bike Race

Starts: 25th July 2020, 04:00

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: 20th June 2020, 04:00

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: 16th March 2020, 24:00

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

Two Volcano Sprint

Starts: 18th October 2020, 04:30

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

Starts: 20th September 2020, 20:00

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: 2800km

Terrain: Road

Transpyrenees

Starts: 22nd August 2020, 20:00

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: 1st August 2020, 07:00

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

Trans Atlantic Way

Starts: 3rd September 2020, 09:00

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

Badlands

Starts: 6th September 2020, 07:00

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

Race Around The Netherlands

Starts: 29th August 2020, 06:00

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

Rich Seipp's Winter HT550 ITT

Starts: 1st December 2019, 09:00

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

Starts: 7th November 2019, 04:30

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

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Location: Italy

Length: 1100km

Terrain: Road

Atlas Mountain Race 2020

Starts: 15th February 2020, 08:00

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

TransIbérica 2019

Starts: 1st September 2019, 20:00

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: 18th August 2019, 03:00

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: 27th July 2019, 03:00

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: 29th June 2019, 20:00

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: 22nd June 2019, 07:00

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: 14th June 2019, 14:00

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

Terrain: Off-road

Trans America Bike Race 2019

Starts: 2nd June 2019, 12:00

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

TransAtlantic Way 2019

Starts: 6th June 2019, 09:30

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

Highland Trail 550

Starts: 25th May 2019, 08:00

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

Starts: 25th April 2019, 12:00

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

Terrain: Off-road

Race to the Rock

Starts: 31st August 2018, 20:22

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

Starts: 17th August 2018, 23:00

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

Terrain: Mixed

Jenny Graham 'Round-the-World' Record

Starts: 15th June 2018, 23:00

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: 8th June 2018, 06:00

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

Terrain: Off-road

Trans Am Bike Race

Starts: 2nd June 2018, 07:00

At 6,900km 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: 6,900km

Terrain: Road

Italy Divide

Starts: 25th April 2018, 18:00

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

TransAtlantic Way

Starts: 7th June 2018, 10:00

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

Terrain: Road

Transcontinental Race

Starts: 29th July 2018, 20:00

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