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TransAlps Day 7.5: Monte Carlo or Bust!

By Stephen Feeney Before we had departed for our Alps challenge there had been various discussions on how to fill our final day in Nice. It was the only day with no official schedule or destination other than making sure … Continue reading

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TransAlp Day 7: Castellane – Nice

By Kris Zentek After the previous day’s lazy sight seeing (and river swimming) rest day, it was time to hit the road for the final leg of this epic journey. It was the home stretch that would take us from Castellane, … Continue reading

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TransAlps Day 6: Castallane – Castallane

By John Bamford At the early stage of planning the Alps Challenge, the Castellane – Castellane circular route around the Gorge de Verdon was seen as a ‘must do’ day on the bike so it was always going to form … Continue reading

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TransAlps Day 5: Guillestre – Castallane

By Stephen Feeney After a few very tough days taking in some of the highest and toughest cols in the Alps, and trying to batter each other in the process as we ‘competed’ in the unofficial King of the Mountains … Continue reading

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TransAlp Day 4: Valloire – Guillestre

Report by John Myburgh and Neil Wood Day 3 finished with a climb up Col Du Telegraph and being a rather heavy rider I felt it in my legs on the morning of Day 4. The day’s big climbs were … Continue reading

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TransAlp Day 3 – Bourg Saint Maurice to Valloire

By John Myburgh After the previous day’s wet and cold weather we were met by a mild and misty morning. The day’s route will cover less distance and less height in total than the previous day however we would climb … Continue reading

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Trans Alp Day 2: Cluses- Bourg St Maurice

By Karl Owen After the trackstanding, traffic lights and tram lines of the rollout from Geneva to Cluses, Day 2 was an altogether more enticing prospect. The ride from Cluses to Bourg St Maurice would take in 140 km, nearly … Continue reading

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The Trans Alp Challenge in aid of the Bolton Lads and Girls Club – Day#1

By Craig Battersby I had the bare bones of this idea back in early 2013, to fly into Geneva and ride over every major pass possible before flying home from Nice. I had a generous friend of mine, Dave Eckersall, … Continue reading

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