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:

The Styrkeproven 2016

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.


Events 2017

NameCountryDateDistanceRAAM QFPrimary/Secondary 
Race Across ItalyItalyApril808 kmYesPrimary
Race Around SloveniaSloveniaEarly May1,250 kmYesSecondary
Trans AmAmerica3rd June7,082 kmNo*Primary*
TransAtlanticWayIreland8th June2,500 kmNoSecondary
XTREME Melfar 24DenmarkEarly June24 hoursYes
Glocknerman ClassicAustria14-17th June888 kmYes
Glocknerman ClassicAustria14-17th June1,000 kmYes
Race Across EuropeVarious18th June4,720 kmYesSecondary
Ultracycling 3ConfiniItaly/Austria/SloveniaJune/July490 kmNo
Race Across GermanyGermanyJuly1,100 kmYes
London-Edinburgh-LondonUKJuly/August1,433 kmNoSecondary
TransContinentalVarious28th July+/- 4,000 kmNo*Primary*
Race Around AustriaAustriaEarly August2,200 kmYes
TorTourSwitzerlandAugust1,002 kmYes
DolomiticaItalyLate August606 kmYes
Irish Ultra ChallengeIrelandLate August1,100 km
Race Around IrelandIrelandLate August2,151 kmYesSecondary