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September 27, 2024
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TPRNo4 is here.

Though the premise of the Trans Pyrenees Race is the same year to year — to cross the Pyrenees mountain range from one side to another, and back again — no two races are the same, and each edition reveals a unique narrative of perseverance and adaptability. Each year, the story of traversing Pyreneean mountain scapes, rolling with the changeability of the climate, and moving through the distinct mountain cultures of these regions, paints a different picture for every rider who participates. The fourth edition is now ready to pore over, to take in its distinct CP and Parcours placements, and imagine how one might conquer its parameters.

With a fresh set of Control Points, TPRNo4 awaits to test the next band of riders who wish to accept the challenge, treating them to the all-consuming beauty, and capricious brutality, of the mountains. How will you decide to take on the fourth edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race?

START // GIRONA, SPAIN
CP1 // ESPUI, SPAIN
CP2 // COL D'ASPIN, FRANCE
CP3 // TORLA-ORDESA, SPAIN
CP4 // ZUGARRAMURDI, SPAIN
FINISH // GIRONA, SPAIN

Visit The Route page to find the TPRNo4 komoot Collection and more information about the Controls and Parcours for this edition.

Applications are now open until 23.59 GMT on 29th February. Visit the Registration page to begin your application.

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About the Race

The Trans Pyrenees Race is a self supported ultra distance cycling event organised by Lost Dot, the team behind the Transcontinental Race. Mike Hall was designing this event back in 2016; his vision was to reward the most adventurous, providing opportunities to beat the clock by facing the most demanding terrain.

A mixture of Control Points and Parcours (mandatory sections of route) will guide riders though up to 2000 km of the most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees from coast to coast, and then back again.

The climbing will be considerable, this is definitely one for the grimpeurs!

“Re-kindles the golden age of cycling with the means of the 21st century”

Supernova Design

Infused with the same mythical charm of each Trans Pyrenees Race that came before it, #TPRNo4 will again guide our riders on a spectacular double traverse of the Pyrenees. As summer gives way to autumn, our riders will touch both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, along with the myriad summits and valleys that lie in between. But this year we’re turning the route on its head. Starting in the warm Mediterranean air of Girona, riders will chart a course westward, criss-crossing the high mountains towards the Atlantic, before turning around to tackle our variation of the Raid Pyrenean in reverse.

As always, the Race will reward those seeking adventure. A series of craftily positioned Parcours and Controls offer riders the freedom to devise their own route. A puzzle to be solved, which can be tackled in many ways. Whether navigating metaphorical, physical, or topographic highs and lows, whichever path they choose, riders are promised a challenge with unparalleled rewards.

Start/Finish
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Girona, Spain
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CP1
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Espui, Spain (passive)
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CP2
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Col d'Aspin, France
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CP3
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Torla-Ordesa, Spain
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CP4
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Zugarramurdi, Spain
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One stage.
The clock never stops. Riders choose where, when and if at all to rest.
No support.
Riders can only use what they take with them, or what they can find en-route at commercially available services.
No route.
Riders design their own routes between fixed Control Points to find the fastest route across the Pyrenees and back again.
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Through the miracle of modern satellite technology we can follow rider progress wherever they may be. So too, can you wherever you may be.
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Applicants must:
  • have a standard upright cycle
  • be 18 years old on event day
  • be able to cover the specified distance unsupported
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Other ways to take part

Bursary entry

Lost Dot have introduced the Mike Hall Bursary to support riders from lower income households to race. Find out if you are eligible.
Applications open:
January 19, 2024
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Deadline:
February 29, 2024
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Race Volunteer

Join us on the ground and help us organise the race on location.
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March 4, 2024
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Deadline:
April 5, 2024
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Home Volunteer

Help us keep the race on track from the comfort of your own home.
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March 4, 2024
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April 5, 2024
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