Transcontinental Book on Kickstarter


Transcontinental Book on Kickstarter

Mike Hall’s cross-Europe Transcontinental Race first launched in 2013, spurring the ultra-endurance world to the next level in many ways. Transcontinental: The Race that Changed Cycling is a book on Kickstarter commemorating the event. Find out more here.

The first Transcontinental Race (TCR) in 2013 was a bold experiment. Its visionary founder, Mike Hall, drew on everything he had learned from his experiences in 24-hour mountain-bike racing, and winning the Tour Divide and the World Cycle Race, to create a challenge that was tantalisingly simple in outline but fiendishly difficult in execution.


One that would push every competitor to their breaking point and beyond.

TRANSCONTINENTAL: THE RACE THAT CHANGED CYCLING will gather together the best stories from the first 10 editions of the race, from Kristof Allegaert, the first winner and Juliana Buhring, the first woman to finish the race, through to the achievements of Fiona Kolbinger, the first woman to win the race outright, and to Christoph Strasser, the current man to beat, via a thousand tales of determination, digging deep and pushing limits from the front of the pack through to the last woman and man.

  • Every edition covered – from pioneering first edition to TCRNo10
  • All riders, volunteers and sponsors named in detailed listings and roll calls
  • In-depth essays from Anna Haslock, Josh Ibbett and more
  • Behind-the-scenes stories to give a true taste of the race from the inside
  • Stunning images from the photographers who have defined how the race is documented over the years.
  • 256 pages, full colour, 270 x 210mm (portrait)
  • Hardcover, softcover and special editions

Full of triumph and tragedy, the book will also be a tribute to TCR founder Mike Hall, who died in 2017 while racing in Australia, and to his founding principles of integrityautonomycommunityhistory and technology.

Celebrate this legendary race with a book commemorating Mike Hall’s event by backing this project at Kickstarter.