10 July 2017
The TCR05: Tosh & Lauder blog will be devoted to following Ian Tosh and Neil Lauder as they prepare and participate in the Transcontinental Race an annual, self-supported, ultra-distance cycling race across Europe.
So what now?
The last few weeks of training for both Ian and Neil have been a bit of hit and miss. The quality and quantity has been there but the management of sleep and sleep deprivation is somewhat a new skill to overcome. With the British summer now in full swing (he says) the days are long and the mornings are bright, that bright intact that both Ian and Neil have been setting 0430hrs alarm clocks to get up and train.
This is good on 2 parts, firstly the training is done and dusted before the day's work begins and secondly the traffic is of less volume especially in the inner city areas.
3 weeks to the grand departure from Geraardsbergan, the next 2 weeks will be filled with some volume and intense sessions until both bikes will be serviced, packed away and a few days off the bike for both riders.
Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to support us on social media, we hope to feedback our experience.
Look out for us; we are the guys with the bright yellow race jerseys and black shorts.
Both bikes loaded and pretty much ready to go.
This year's race, the TCR No. 5, begins at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Geraardsbergen in Belgium and concludes in Meteora in central Greece.
At the start will be two mates who met through bike racing in their local county, Ian Tosh and Neil Lauder. Both are Category 2 riders who have participated in local, national and international races, such as the Belgian Kermesse, who feel the time is right "to escape into the unknown and race across Europe before our kids get too old and our partners change their minds!"
Tosh & Lauder on a weekend trip to Tour Of Flanders, 2 days with 15 hours in the saddle.
Pactimo is thrilled to be the clothing partner for Tosh and Lauder as they prepare to embark on one of the most challenging cycling events in the world.
Read more about them at thedomestiquecc.com/portfolio/tosh-and-lauder-tcr-05/
Neil Lauder sampling the tailored, wind and waterproof Gore-Tex bivvie bags which they will use for "accommodation" throughout the trip.
Their training bike setup.
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06 June 2017
09 May 2017 1 Comment
Every day is a school day; preparation and planning is key.
The plan was to simply catch up one morning this weekend to try out a few things, such as our civvies, our new Pactimo kit and my jetboil that has been sitting in the garage unused for the last 3 years.
05 May 2017
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