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Race-across-Europe

The RACE (Race across Europe)

June 12 - July 03 2021
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

The RACE (Race across Europe) is a once-in-a-lifetime cycling event featuring the very best of riding in Europe for supported and semi-supported teams and unsupported solos and pairs. This event requires exceptional teamwork, stamina, energy, strategy and humour to succeed. Don’t let ‘race’ put you off though. If you cycle in a supported team this challenge is achievable by most people. Those who finish can proudly say that they competed in, and completed, what we think is one of the hardest cycling events on earth. It is not just about the cyclists either, this event allows even those with no interest in cycling to take part through acting as support crew to the cyclists, driving vehicles, navigating, cooking and boosting morale etc. The support crew are critical to the success of the cyclists and in many ways have the harder challenge and gain just as much by way of a major life achievement as anyone on a bike. It is truly a team event for everyone!

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Supported:

Riders enter solo or in teams of 2, 4, 6 or 8 with a full support crew in follow vehicles and camper vans. You can either organise your own support crew or delegate this to Greenrock. Cyclists and their crews set off from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Gibraltar along the route set by Greenrock, carrying a satellite tracking device which transmits the rider’s position every 5 minutes. Cyclists will need to ride day and night to reach Tarifa within the time limit.

Semi-supported:

This category is for those who don’t have the time to find big support crews and who plan to cycle solo or in a pair. This new category allows cyclists to enter with 1 vehicle as support and as few as 1 support crew member. The vehicle and the support crew member’s job is to scout ahead arranging rest and feed stops and generally keeping an eye on the cyclist, ensuring they are safe, heading the right way, well fed and watered and rested.

Unsupported:

Solo & pairs unsupported cyclists will have to follow the established route and a specific set of rules has been designed for their challenge.

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The RACE (Race across Europe)

The RACE (Race across Europe)

 
Routes: 2933 miles, Six countries
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Entry Limit: 250
 
Start Times / Itinerary

RACE ACROSS EUROPE STAGGERED START DATES 2020
N.B. - Your start date depends on the size of your team and whether you are cycling supported, semi-supported or unsupported.

Saturday 13th June

Supported solo teams scrutineering and registration

Semi-supported solo & pairs teams scrutineering and registration

Unsupported solo & pairs teams scrutineering and registration

Sunday 14th June

Supported solo teams start (17 days to finish)

Semi-supported solo & pairs teams start (18 days to finish)

Unsupported solo & pairs teams start (21 days to finish)

Supported 2 person teams scrutineering and registration

Monday 15th June

Supported 2 person teams start (15 days to finish)

Supported teams of 4, 6 and 8 cyclists scrutineering and registration

Tuesday 16th June

Supported teams of 4, 6 and 8 cyclists start (14 days to finish)

FINISH - CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT AS FOLLOWS
TUESDAY 30 JUNE 2020, FOR SOLO SUPPORTED TEAMS
MONDAY 29 JUNE 2020, FOR PAIRS SUPPORTED TEAMS
MONDAY 29 JUNE 2020, FOR 4/6/8 SUPPORTED TEAMS
WEDNESDAY 1 JULY 2020, FOR SEMI-SUPPORTED SOLO & PAIRS TEAMS
SATURDAY 4 JULY 2020, FOR UNSUPPORTED SOLOS & PAIRS TEAMS

Costs

Supported teams

Solo €800

Pair €1400 (ie €700 per person)

4-person team €2400 (ie €600 per person)

6-person team €3300 (ie €550 per person)

8-person team €4000 (ie €500 per person)

Semi-supported teams (solos and pairs)

Solo €600

Pairs €800 (ie €400 per person)

Unsupported teams (solos and pairs)

Solo cyclists €350

Pairs €550 (ie €275 per person)

What's Included?

Start and Finish in Boulogne-sur-Mer and Gibraltar or Tarifa

Full race directions to include - route maps and turn by turn directions in hard copy (supported teams & semi-supported teams), plus GPX files for download

Rule book and guide in hard copy (supported teams & semi-supported teams)

Satellite tracking device with live updates to the RACE website (one per team on loan)

All promotional race merchandise:

T-shirts for all team members (supported teams & semi-supported teams)

Cycling shirts for all cyclists

Car decals and stickers (supported teams & semi-supported teams)

Reflective spray

3M reflective tape

Finishing medals and certificates

Five control points across Europe

Ongoing support and advice about equipment, vehicle hire, visas

Marketing and media support

Open access to any photography and videography

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation

Fuel

Personal, medical and motor insurance

Daily meals

Bike/s

Support crew and vehicles

Support for Participants
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
 
Features
Finishing Medals
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
 
 
 
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