The Riders & Bikes Of The Transcontinental Race

The Riders & Bikes Of The Transcontinental Race


Katherine was on the ground at the 6th edition of the Transcontinental Race to check out the stories and setups of some of the riders.

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Custom bikes, kit and a variety of bike storage options – there was lots on display at the start of the #TCRNO6. We caught up with favourite Bjorn Lenhard for his advice and found out the cool stories of riders such as pair 256, Nico and Charles of the US.

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100 Comments on "The Riders & Bikes Of The Transcontinental Race"


  1. I like how they psyche each other out by saying, "It doesn't really matter how fast you go." But I guess that's racing 🙂

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  2. Thank you for that glimpse of participants and their equipment. I would have watch through to the end had you chosen to interview all the riders. Their stories, their bikes, motivations and ingenuity are endlessly fascinating. Keep up the great coverage.

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  3. Everything about this was awesome! Interesting characters, amazing bikes, great stories. Great interviewer and good shots with the camera, kudos GCN! Want more of this, please keep the coverage!!

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  4. This was a very good piece. I never heard of this event. The interviews that you did with the riders from different places around the world were fun to watch. Especially with the two from San Francisco, close to where I live. Truely a International event. I'll stay tuned to GCN for race updates.

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  5. These videos gave me the butterflies in my stomach. I really wish one day I can join this kind of journey.

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  6. Stupid questions time…Where do people get water and food from, how often do they stop to refuel and where do they sleep? Plus I get a really sore undercarriage when I cycle over 8 hours, how do they deal with that!?

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  7. Katherine is "cute as a button". Does anyone still say that? Anyway, nice job chatting with folks pre-race.

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  8. I like that GCN are reaching out on the diversity of their videos. I hope to see more videos on endurance races/rides as it is incredibly inspiring. Good luck to all the participants.

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  9. Thanks Katherine for putting together this great intro – a great journalistic insight to get to know some of the participants. It would be great to get to know all these heroes. Would be good to list all the introduced people so we can dot watch them more effectively

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  10. How many pairs of pants do these Transcontinentals take? I'm thinking I'd need a fresh pair every day.

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  11. I never thought I'd see the day that Chas ends up on a GCN video. Absolute legend – watching him and the other Mash riders is why I started riding bikes!

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  12. Katherine reminds me so much of Maisie Williams… She's like GCN's Arya Stark – A presenter has no bicycle…

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  13. Wishing safe travels for all the racers, and I look forward to keeping track of the racers progress.

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  14. I always love to see another Brompton tour rider! I love my Brompton and I will enjoy chewing the kilometers up in many different countries!

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  15. these are the real life crazies , strong , independent and able to survive in any situation ( unlike the average sheep you meet on a day to day basis ) , you cant help but admire these folk can you 🙂

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  16. Can we have a video about what’s in their bags and what’s required for them to bring? I’m new to this type of racing.

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  17. Plenty of decent coverage of the TCR by GCN- thank you! Will you guys be at the finish in Greece?

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  18. The bike around the 4:15 mark is a real beauty – even more amazing that it's handmade. Would love a more in-depth look at it, preferably w/o all the luggage/stickers.

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  19. Beginners should start with AUDAX , 200,300,400,600,1200km challenges, build up over a couple of years and if you prefer 600/1200 then trans conti is for You, i found out 400 was my limit, but you don't know if you never go.

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  20. Really surprised to see so much carbon, very unusual for a long distance race. Guess there wasn't many of the top runners in the group interviewed though.

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  21. I'm doing the TCR next year with a bike made by my mate Stan(big shout out to him) in a shed at his allotment. It's made from recycled copper water pipes from my local plumber(big shout out to him) modified with a hydroelectric power plant to charge my Di2 and tied together with natural hemp. My Grandmother Eileen(big shout out to her) has knitted me some bike bags and a 2 sizes to small jersey out of my late Grandfathers jumpers… All I need now is to grow a beard and get some pork pies for fuel….reckon I'll be cooler than anyone at this year's race😂 Seriously though, great feature GCN👍🏻

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  22. that guy attempting on the folding bike (brompton?) is a rock star. gesus that must be impossible to ride that thing long distances.

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  23. Brompton man appears to be sporting a half-mongrel as well as a folding bike. No wonder he smiles a lot!

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  24. I used to live with Chas in PDX. He always rides with heart. Good idea with the dynamo hub. 🙂

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  25. This Dresden-specific accent is absolutly impressive. Like how did he learn english without loosing any of it. Greetings from a Dresdener

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  26. Number 255 on minute 12:10, isn‘t she the crazy one from Alaska, riding 2000km to a race that is 2000km long?

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  27. Watching this again and wondering why we don’t see more of Katherine?, and why don’t you give the TCR a go Katherine?……

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