TRANSPYRENEES ULTRACYCLING RACE 2019 | FAQS
WHAT DO I GET FOR THE FEE?
Registration includes: Accreditation and handbook, brevet card, official cap, finisher medal, SPOT Tracker rental, live real time satellite tracking, official media and official time on our website.
WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD I RIDE?
The route is 100% paved, although some parts may not be in perfect conditions. If we had to ride, we would choose a road bike 25mm tyres.
IS THERE ANY OFFICIAL ROUTE?
Transpyrenees Ultracycling Race is a set-route event, this means the riders must complete the official route from the start to the finish line. If the rider abandons the route for any reason, he/she must restart the ride from where left off.
HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE?
It depends on the rider and the external conditions, but for 950km/+24.000m the fastest rider could need around 3 days.
IF THIS IS A RACE WHAT DOES THE WINNER GET?
Following the bikepacking races tradition, there is no price for the winner: the fastest rider wins nothing but the honour of being first.
CAN MY FAMILY OR FRIENDS CHEER ME EN-ROUTE?
Family members and friends are warmly welcome to Transpyrenees Ultracycling Race, but they must do so only at the Start or Finish.
WHAT IF I GET LOST?
Ask local people, use your GPS device or find the route with your mobile…but don’t call home or any base-camp. This is self-sufficiency, use your own power and resources to find the right way.
WHAT IF BREAK MY BIKE?
Try to fix it by yourself. If this is not possible go to a bike shop using any kind of transport, and after the repair go back to the same point you took the transport from.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO ENTER?
Yes. You must be at least 18 before the start.
DO I NEED AN INSURANCE?
You must have valid liability, death, accident and health insurance valid during the event, covering emergency extraction and repatriation insurance.
HOW CAN I ARRIVE THERE?
You can get that info on How to arrive.
WHAT IF I DECIDE TO ABANDON THE RACE?
Unfortunately these are huge events and we can’t cover the whole route. As we won’t be able to bring you back, you must do it by yourself.
CAN I BOOK ANY SERVICES BEFORE THE RACE STARTS?
It is prohibited to book services that you will use in the race before the start, this includes accommodation. Everything you need during the race can only be booked by your once the race starts.
WHAT IF I CAN’T FINISH BEFORE THE OFFICIAL EVENT CLOSURE?
The official end date is 05/Jul/2019 at 22:00, that means after this you cannot expect any official service or support. If this is the case, even if the race ends, the ride can go on…so just relax and enjoy your route.
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