Hackney GT team rider and all round good guy Shane Maher just recently completed the epic Trans Alp MTB stage race. He has written us a little blog and supplied us with some great pics. This event really is a bucket list contender :-)
Dramatic,Epic,fun,dangerous,exciting,this years Trans Alp was slightly unexpected compared to previous years of just riding gravel roads. This time they upped the game with free ride bike parks included with some very steep 30km downhills. It was pretty much an XC Enduro race on a epic scale. Living in London nothing prepares you for hours of climbing and descending which is I guess why you go to experience something totally different, testing and mind blowing. Epping forrest has great trails and the recent two day Gritfest in Wales was great training but the Trans Alp really is the bomb. My pics tell a better story.
Well my next box ticking is the Yak Attack in Nepal of November next year. So maybe another Transalp would be good for training. Lets see :)