Extreme heat, freak storms, landslides, and bush fires have all affected pro cycling in the last two years. Svein Tuft, recently retired from over a decade in the WorldTour, subsequently rode 1,000 km to the start, and another 1,000 km back home. Lean and muscular, sporting a two-day beard, shorts and a T-shirt, Canadian cyclist Svein Tuft finishes his mile-long run, works through a series of yoga stretches, then plunges into the breakers for a quick swim. Christian Meier and Sven Tuft first met in 2005 when Christian was invited to join Canadian Continental Team Symmetrics as a junior, and they would soon after find themselves living as neighbours in team owner Kevin Cunningham’s back yard, fully embracing the simple life. Find a recap from the organizers, photos, and some thoughts on why this year’s self-sufficient mandate made the event so challenging for riders…, Words by GBDURO event organizers, The Racing Collective, photos by Breakaway Digital. no assistance from others, including people working for commercial services or the kindness of strangers, no use of any buildings (commercial or otherwise), and no disposal of non-biodegradable waste (pack it in, pack it out). View The Classics, The Bikepacking Journal is our printed collection of inspiring writing and beautiful photography.Find details here alongside a growing collection of web exclusive features... Have one to share? That means globally, per person, we need to get to 1 tonne of CO2 per year (for context, the average European currently emits ~11 tonnes of CO2 per year). Thanks to Dan King of Breakaway Digital for these gorgeous shots. Technology, particularly social media, is also changing the rules of the game; meaning sustainability does not necessarily have to come at the cost of profit. We believe travel by bicycle encourages conservation and inspires respect for people and cultures. Originally published in The Bikepacking Journal 03, Ditibised is Alexandera Houchin’s extraordinary story of training for the Tour Divide, framed in four seasons…. Wil je alvast in de stemming komen voor de Giro? The bike is not just a machine for racing; it is the Swiss-army knife of sustainable living used for commuting and carrying kids, groceries and other cargo. This was easy enough for Josh, based in the UK, but Svein Tuft rode over 1,000 km across France from his home in Andorra to reach the start. Until then, head over to the GBDURO website to track the rest of the riders live. But somewhere along the way, professional cycling started selling aviation, cars, oil, gas, other petrochemical products, and so on. 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Unfortunately, he also had some GPS issues that later led to his disqualification when he could not prove he had followed the correct route. But Jason simply remarked “one thing’s for sure: if I have to stick the seat post up my ass I will make it to John o’Groats.” True to form, he made it to the finish, cycling over 800 km while nursing the delicate bodge he had made and standing up for much of the way. Now more than ever, simply finishing the race is a staggering feat. “By putting the lost virtues of adventure and self-reliance back at the heart of a bike race, the Transcontinental is a breath of fresh air in the increasingly bland, commercialised world of modern cycle sport.”, “Using the small carbon budget we have left to remain below 2oC on non-essential activities such as flying or eating beef/dairy will be looked back on in the years to come as irresponsible. 2020 Media: 12 August 2020 - #GBDURO20 - Deer and wolves: Josh Ibbett of the The Racing Collective is the first bikepacking organiser to our knowledge to impose a no-fly rule on their event. GBDURO UPDATE - Day 6 and SSgt Adam Colvin has now completed 1000km and now half way. The retired WorldTour racer is signed up for GBDuro, a 2,000km self-supported race across Britain. Instead, to keep the risk of transmission as low as possible, we announced in May that riders would have to be self-sufficient for the entirety of the single-stage ride, i.e. Young, ambitious riders like Morton are already forging an alternative path fuelled by confidence in their own ability and desire to live life to the fullest. Yet Governments are reluctant to take that freedom away from citizens due to a potent cocktail of short-termism, scientific illiteracy, and fear of rejection – the parallels with COVID-19 should not be overlooked. The event is only in its second year, with Lachlan Morton winning the inaugural edition last year, but COVID-19 forced the hosts, The Racing Collective (the UK’s flagship not-for-profit bikepacking club), to radically adapt the format, defining a new rule set by moving from self-supported riding to self-sufficient riding in the process. Cick the link to see them plotted or select from the links to the right to filter. No one wants to talk about it because everyone is enjoying the ride. Last year Lachlan Morton won the inaugural edition of GBDURO describing it as: “The hardest bike race in the world, it’s a beautiful beast.” At the finish, Lachlan’s measured fatigue was higher than it had been after the Vuelta a España in 2017, a three-week Grand Tour. From exclusive content to premium benefits, join us and experience all we have to offer. Early this morning, Josh Ibbett finished first place at the 2020 Almost entirely off road, having ridden through the South West of England and Wales. The fourth issue of The Bikepacking Journal hit mailboxes this spring. Irish K2 and Everest summiteer Jason Black was threatening Josh for the lead up to the midway point when his saddle snapped clean off its rails, which the community of dotwatchers (those dedicated folks who watch GPS dots work their way slowly across an online map) presumed spelled the end of his ride. Top 5 mountain bikers who crossed over to road racing | Bike … In other words, riders were not able to use any commercial services, buildings, or outside assistance – an effort to help limit the risk of transmission. He won nothing. This gruelling event has already seen numerous competitors scratch from the race and has even got the better of two recent professional World Tour Road Racers Molly Weaver and Svein Tuft. In December last year, they announced riders must get to the GBDuro start line without flying. Read the full article at The Grind: Svein Tuft rides to the start of a 2,000km race — from Andorra on VeloNews.com. But Tuft isn’t bothered. ... scratch from the race and has even got the better of two recent professional World Tour Road Racers Molly Weaver and Svein Tuft. Christian Meier and Sven Tuft first met in 2005 when Christian was invited to join Canadian Continental Team Symmetrics as a junior, and they would soon after find themselves living as neighbours in team owner Kevin Cunningham’s back yard, fully embracing the simple life. Almost entirely off road, having ridden through the South West of England and Wales. We want to inspire people to love the sport as much as we do, and ultimately pull you away from the computer to get out for a ride. Time will tell if he adopts this new philosophy but in the meantime we wish him all the best as he soaks up that joyous post-race relief. Once recovered, he casually rode back home to Andorra. In defining this new paradigm of self-sufficiency, GBDURO20 was no longer just about physical and mental preparation, it was about calculating how much food one would need to complete the journey, and how to fit it on the bike. Free from the traditions and vested interests that often hold pro cycling hostage, ultracycling is showing another direction is possible. Our mission is to bring you the best content in the world that showcases the beauty of cycling in all its glory. Almost entirely off road, having ridden through the South West of England and Wales. Svein Tuft. The retired WorldTour racer is signed up for GBDuro, a 2,000km self-supported race across Britain. The event organisers, Lost Dot, also subtly impose environmental values into the fabric of the race, for instance by selecting checkpoint volunteers based on the carbon intensity of their travel. Josh Wins #GBDURO20 Where to begin... What an incredible race #GBDURO20 has turned out to be! And of course he rode to the start — from three countries away. Learn More, As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. Toggle navigation BEAUX VÉLOS, BELLES ROUTES * __ __ * __ * __ * News et infos * Événem Harmless enough. GBDURO UPDATE - Day 6 and SSgt Adam Colvin has now completed 1000km ... scratch from the race and has even got the better of two recent professional World Tour Road Racers Molly Weaver and Svein Tuft. And of course he rode to the start — from three countries away. Others made the commute by land and sea from Switzerland and Ireland… so in a way Josh had it easy! Almost entirely off road, having ridden through the South West of England and Wales. GBDURO UPDATE - Day 6 and SSgt Adam Colvin has now completed 1000km and now half way. Dan zijn de volgende drie documentaires op Vimeo aanraders. GBDURO UPDATE - Day 6 and SSgt Adam Colvin has now completed 1000km and now half way. Riders came up with a myriad of ways of solving the problem: Svein favoured a trailer, many went for various rack/pannier combos, but remarkably Josh and a few other front-runners managed to pack enough in bikepacking bags alone. GBDuro riders commuted from Switzerland, Ireland and across the UK. to support us & get The Bikepacking Journal. Here’s the sign-up.) Professional cycling has these attributes in abundance; the question is, can it severe its ties with the fossil fuel industry in time?” – The Racing Collective, Van der Poel and Brand win in Namur: Daily News Digest, New Challenge Getaway gravel tire bucks the trend with harder rubber, Another award for Van Aert, new kits, roster reveals: Daily News Digest, Redshift Sports releases lighter-weight version of ShockStop suspension stem, L39ION of Los Angeles unveils 2021 rosters. In December last year, they announced riders must get to the Our mission is to help your mind wander, even if your body can’t. Hello again, CyclingTips readers, As of Monday, the 2020 WorldTour season is now in the books. The special mention due here is for former pro-racer & mountain man, Svein Tuft, who simply rode to the start line from his home in Andorra (trailer in tow!) At 8am on Saturday 1st August, 15 riders set off from Lands End on the major bikepacking race of this most unusual of years. So we can keep doing this to the best of our ability, please join our mission by becoming a member. Click the link below to learn about each. In an effort to push demand for low-carbon travel commensurate with the climate crisis, riders must get to and from the event without flying. We want CyclingTips to be that place for you. Josh also traded places with a couple of riders in the opening stint to Bristol including Svein Tuft, the seasoned pro who retired last year from the professional circuit with 13 Grand Tours under his belt. Following this year’s edition, the hosts filed this essay reflecting on how ultracycling, free from the burden of fossil fuel sponsorship, is returning to the ethos that made cycling great in the first place. So delighted to have battled on and taken second place in the off road self-sufficient 2000k GBDURO race from Land's End to John O Groats. 47 '28 "+ 26 '01 "171: วิลเลม Frederik: 29: ล็อตโต้ BELISOL: 12 ชม. In short, carbon-intensive products that exacerbate climate change, which in turn increases the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Svein Tuft is a Canadian former road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2005 and 2019 for the Symmetrics, Garmin–Transitions, SpiderTech–C10, Mitchelton–Scott and … Josh didn’t panic and took the lead at just over 1,000 km in as Angus fell ill and had to scratch after being caught in a thunderstorm. GBDURO UPDATE - Day 6 and SSgt Adam Colvin has now completed 1000km and now half way. GBDURO UPDATE - Day 6 and SSgt Adam Colvin has now completed 1000km ... and now half way. In addition, in an effort to reduce plastic waste, riders were unable to dispose of any non-biodegradable waste throughout the trip, in line with the ‘pack it in, pack it out’ ethos of backcountry travel. Sport is about progression – driving forward solutions, not accepting our fate. Early this morning, Josh Ibbett finished first in the 2020 GBDURO, a 2,000km route across the UK from Land’s End to John O’Groats on roads, gravel, and singletrack. Visit this section to learn how to choose a route, and some insight into navigation. That meant riders had to carry all their own food and source their own water throughout the 2,000 km journey. At 8am on Saturday 1st August, 15 riders set off from Lands End on the major bikepacking race of this most unusual of years. กินสิ่งนี้ดื่ม วิดีโอและเรื่องราวอื่น ๆ Vande Velde และ Danielson ในเป้าหมาย TTT ขั้นที่ 3 ผู้ชนะไซมอน Gerrans ขั้นตอนที่ 3 ของ Jens Voigt Learn More, We have ~100 routes on our worldwide bikepacking routes map. Photo: Dan King. It is run by The Racing Collective, a not-for-profit bikepacking club founded on the belief that professional cycling is not just an innocent bystander, caught in the crossfire of climate change – it’s an active participant. This gruelling event has already seen numerous competitors scratch from the race and has even got the better of two recent professional World Tour Road Racers Molly Weaver and Svein Tuft. She then went on to cycle 1,600 km over some of Great Britain’s harshest terrain with a rack held together with duct tape, glue, and cable ties, finishing third overall and becoming the first-placed woman. In addition, Svein Tuft recently retired from road cycling to make the switch to non-competitive gravel riding, and Laurens ten Dam has recently taken a similar step but will continue to compete. In December last year, they announced riders must get to the GBDuro start line without flying. The Tour de France was invented to sell newspapers. Josh Ibbett was the first to the finish line, winning him precisely nothing. If it does get mentioned, the conversation focuses on how races can be adapted to accommodate the new normal weather. So why did we at GBDuro single out flying? After winning the 2015 edition of the Transcontinental, Josh made the conscious decision to switch to riding and racing predominantly off-road. Many dot-watchers and bike racing fans deemed the event impossible to complete, whilst others sat back with quiet trepidation. The special mention due here is for former pro-racer & mountain man, Svein Tuft, who simply rode to the start line from his home in Andorra (trailer in tow!) Thank you. The technology might be different but again the stories from the original races reverberate to the current day. Australian Lachlan Morton (EF Education First) is in the lead of a 2,000km enduro event, the ‘GBDURO’, a multi-day, self-supported UK bikepacking event from Land’s End to John O&#… Angus Young lit things up from the get go, using his knowledge of the route gained from last year (where he finished second to Lachlan Morton) to build up a gap of over 50 kilometres to Josh. It’s January. Now, more than ever, we all need opportunities to remove ourselves from the endless thrum of pandemic, if only for a short time. Now, in a cruel twist, riders and races are falling victim to the weather they are helping to propagate. Things didn’t work out so well for Tuft (the raised-by-wolves mountain-man who retired from WorldTour racing in 2019 with 13 Grand Tours under his belt) as he was forced to scratch following a bout of food poisoning about 600 km into the route, most likely from drinking from a dodgy stream. Click the link below to find out how to start. Tour de France lineups, Valverde and Morton: Daily News Digest | … The GBDURO course follows the GB Divide route, The Racing Collective’s British version of the Tour Divide, that cuts a line over the British mountains linking up six National Parks and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), resulting in a cumulative 30,000 metres (98,425 feet) of climbing. Stay tuned for more coverage on the GBDURO 2020 event. Just as well – everyone knows selling newspapers is an old man’s game. This moment may reflect another transition in his life, continuing to explore the world on his bike, but using ground transportation only to get him there. And just like in the original races of the early 1900s, GBDuro was littered with stories of riders fixing their own mechanical problems. The Pacific is frigid. We provide inspiration and information through original bikepacking routes, stories, and coverage of gear, news, and events that help our community thrive. As will be detailed below, the race was presented with a new format. Start Here, Broadly speaking, there are three bikepacking genres to choose from – Multi-day Mountain Biking, Ultralight Race & Gravel, and Expedition & Dirt Touring. - Ted King 1 กรกฎาคม 2013. Svein Tuft, recently retired from over a decade in the WorldTour, subsequently rode 1,000 km … Given the uncertainties and delicate COVID-19 situation the easiest thing to do was cancel this year’s event. Josh Wins #GBDURO20 Where to begin... What an incredible race #GBDURO20 has turned out to be! This gruelling event has already seen numerous competitors scratch from the race and has even got the better of two recent professional World Tour Road Racers Molly Weaver and Svein Tuft. Finally, former Red Hook Crit winner, Colin Strickland, successfully transitioned to gravel with his win at Dirty Kanza 2019. Meanwhile, earlier this year, fires raged throughout Australia shortly before the Tour Down Under was set to get underway; another race with an eye-watering carbon footprint, sponsored by an oil and gas major and an airline. He averaged 260 km and 4,000 m of climbing per day on road and gravel, much like in the earliest bike races. Alle Ballen op Steven. Joining VeloClub not only supports the work we do, there are some fantastic benefits: GBDuro sees riders traverse the length of Great Britain following a 2,000 km route from the island’s toe to tip. As will be detailed below, the race was … To stop temperatures from rising further we need to get to net-zero emissions. GBDURO UPDATE - Day 6 and SSgt Adam Colvin has now completed 1000km ... and now half way. Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. Gail Brown’s pannier rack snapped near Bristol. If we are to move the dial on climate, it will be through determination and innovation. TUFT Svein: 189: ORICA GREENEDGE: 12 ชม. Tying any one event to climate change is difficult, but the trends all point in the same direction. Almost entirely off road, having ridden through the South West of England and Wales. But easy doesn’t come naturally to us. The Transcontinental Race, for instance, brings back much of the ethos revered about the original races such as integrity, autonomy, history and community. 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