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Guy Martin to take on the Tour Divide – a two week unsupported bike race along the Rocky Mountains

Guy Martin to take on the Tour Divide – a two week unsupported bike race along the Rocky Mountains

“I’ve got more interests than just motorbikes and I just think let’s bloody have ‘em”…

Guy Martin confirms he is ‘not done with motorbikes’ but says that for the time being his priority is The Tour Divide, an unsupported 2,745 mile mountain bike race from Canada to the Mexican border along the Rocky Mountains.

Writing on Facebook, Martin says he fancies a change of scene. “I’ve been on about the Tour Divide, the toughest pushbike race in the world, for three years and I thought I’ll blink and next thing I’ll be 45, so I’m going to do it this year.”

It usually starts in the second weekend in June, but can also be completed at any time as an individual time trial.

The race makes use of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, an off-road trail from Banff in Alberta, Canada, down through the United States, to Antelope Wells in New Mexico. The clock runs non-stop and the winner is generally the person who rests the least.

There are no entry fees, no sponsorship, and no prizes. The Tour Divide website (link is external) mentions bears as being just one of the many challenges competitors could potentially face.In his latest book, […]

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