Lost Dot Podcast: The Trans Pyrenees and Transcontinental Race

Stories from the Trans Pyrenees and Transcontinental Race. At the sharp end they are beautifully hard bicycle races, simple in design but complex in execution. Factors of self reliance, logistics, navigation and judgement burden racers’ minds as well as their physiques. The strongest excel and redefine what we think possible while many experienced riders target only a finish.



TCR No7: A Finish Not an Ending

At the endpoint in Brest, Tom Bonnett meets winner Fiona Kolbinger, talks to the first pair to finish and he greets riders battling the intense headwinds that are making the final stretch one of the toughest of this year's TCR. Paul Rainbow, founder of Audax Club Bristol, presents a history of the ride that brought the Transcontinental here, Paris-Brest-Paris. It's the oldest audax in the world, having begun in 1891 and the 2019 edition starts less than a week after the end of TCR No7. Some of the riders, including winner Fiona Kolbinger and previous runner-up Bjorn Lenhard will be racing it. Presented and produced by Tom Bonnett Music from Vegyn, Sam Brookes, LTO and Keplr Photography by James Robertson


 2019-08-11  20m