I didn't do as many events in 2016 as I wanted to, the main reason being I was needed more at home to look after my little girl. Now that she is beyond the 'baby' stage, it should be much easier to schedule events in 2017. Here is a list of events that interest me, though obviously I'd need to choose which ones fit best and more importantly, which I can get sponsorship for.
My primary goal would be to take part in the Trans Am in America and the TransContinental in Europe. Both of these events are high profile with a huge following on social media, with 'dot watchers' posting updates many times a day. These events would give excellent exposure for any sponsors and I feel I would be very competitive in them as they fit my main strengths perfectly.
Secondary events could possibly be chosen from this list, both as training events and as additional exposure for any sponsors. Along with further regular challenges on Zwift, I feel I could offer "good value" in return for help and assistance in competing in these events.
With regard to my pedigree, here are a few of my previous challenges:
Lands End to John O’Groats - 1,000 miles in 5 days
Leeds - Paris - Leeds - 970 miles in 4 days
Training Styrkeproven 2016 - 423.5 km in 15 hours
Styrkeproven Bike Race 2016 - 543 km in 21 hours
Round The Netherlands 2016 - 1,204 km in 46 hours
Static Trainer Challenge - 536 km in 16.5 hours (only ended because the sports centre was closing).
Zwift - WBR 2015 - 342.1 km at avs of 30 kph (this was my first challenge since my recovery and I stopped due to severe saddle sores).
Zwift 12 hr TT 2016 - 409.3 km at average of 34.1 kph (no problem this time with saddle sores).
Zwift Distance Record holder. 1,620km in 52:37.
|Race Across Italy||Italy||April||808 km||Yes||Primary|
|Race Around Slovenia||Slovenia||Early May||1,250 km||Yes||Secondary|
|Trans Am||America||3rd June||7,082 km||No||*Primary*|
|TransAtlanticWay||Ireland||8th June||2,500 km||No||Secondary|
|XTREME Melfar 24||Denmark||Early June||24 hours||Yes|
|Glocknerman Classic||Austria||14-17th June||888 km||Yes|
|Glocknerman Classic||Austria||14-17th June||1,000 km||Yes|
|Race Across Europe||Various||18th June||4,720 km||Yes||Secondary|
|Ultracycling 3Confini||Italy/Austria/Slovenia||June/July||490 km||No|
|Race Across Germany||Germany||July||1,100 km||Yes|
|TransContinental||Various||28th July||+/- 4,000 km||No||*Primary*|
|Race Around Austria||Austria||Early August||2,200 km||Yes|
|Dolomitica||Italy||Late August||606 km||Yes|
|Irish Ultra Challenge||Ireland||Late August||1,100 km|
|Race Around Ireland||Ireland||Late August||2,151 km||Yes||Secondary|