In 2022 we analysed our carbon footprint, and found that 70% of emissions are as a result of rider travel to and from races, with the vast majority of this as a result of air travel. Therefore with the launch of our newest race The Accursed, we have committed to limiting its carbon emissions by making it ‘no-fly’. This means that only riders who commit to travelling flight-free to and from the race will be able to take part.
We acknowledge that this is a difficult undertaking, and are committed to doing what we can to make this easier, more affordable, and less daunting for those involved. As such, we are doing the following:
We have also planned the race so that the majority of riders will be able to travel, take part, attend the party, and travel back within two weeks of leave.
This is available for riders who otherwise might not be able to afford to travel to and from the race overland. We will ask about this during the application process.
Most of our participants will come from Western Europe. Therefore, we will set out possible travel itineraries from a few major cities to help you understand possible routes.
There are essentially two approaches. One via Italy, and a ferry across the Adriatic from Bari to Durres, and another via Zagreb from where our coach will transport riders to Shkoder for around €85. If you would like a place on this coach, we will ask you to indicate this on your application.
London/Paris to Shkoder
Berlin/Munich to Shkoder
Barcelona/Rome to Shkoder
Prague to Shkoder
Belgrade to Shkoder
General travel information can be found on the following sites:
https://www.bahn.com/en - ticketing through Germany and timetables across Europe https://www.thetrainline.com/ - tickets and timetables across Europe
https://www.seat61.com/ - rail travel advice across the whole of Europe
https://www.sncf-connect.com/ - French train tickets
https://www.trenitalia.com/ - Italian train tickets
www.rome2rio.com/ - buses across Europe
https://www.directferries.com/ - ferry services worldwide
https://www.google.com/maps - Google maps’ public transport option can be useful