TCRNo6 will start once more on the now familiar cobbles of the Muur van Geraardsbergen at 10pm on the evening of Sunday the 29th July. The welcome and reception we received from the city and the people of Geraardsbergen last year was humbling indeed. The charged atmosphere in the square as we all remembered Mike, holding our collective breath before commencing our adventures, was something we will never forget.
This year, as the race start falls on a Sunday evening there will be something of cycling festival atmosphere in Geraardsbergen over the weekend of 28th and 29th July 2018. Riders can look forward to celebrating ultracycling and bikepacking races with a pre-race line up of events on the afternoon/evening of the Saturday. Whether you are one of the racers, a friend, family, volunteer, dot watcher or TCR spectator we hope you'll join us at Geraardsbergen's market square, the Manneken Pis. To find out more please visit our facebook page for details of the event.
The cobbles and torches have become an icon of the start and we are looking forward to the same again. At 22:00 the race will begin with a parade circuit starting in the marketplace in Geraardsbergen while spectators make their way up the Muur with lit torches. After a neutralised circuit the race will be on and riders will complete one climb of the de Muur under race conditions before following their own route towards Greece.