The Trans Alba Race is a self supported cycling ride around Scotland. Covering over 1,000 miles and more than 50,000 feet of climbing. Riders follow a predetermined route whilst abiding to a simple set of seven rules. 

Sounds easy right? Well, self supported means self supported, riders are responsible for all their navigation and logistics whilst remaining completely self reliant throughout the event. Simply - You're on your own!

With 2019's race in the books we're in the process of reviewing and preparing changes for next year. We will release dates and information for 2020's race very soon... Watch this space...

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RULES

Falling inline with the majority of Self Supported races we’ve tried to keep the rules similar and as simple as possible.

  1. RACERS MUST RIDE FROM START TO FINISH FOLLOWING THE TRANS ALBA RACE GPX ROUTE

  2. NO THIRD PARTY SUPPORT, RESUPPLY OR LODGINGS

  3. NO DRAFTING (NOT APPLICABLE TO PAIRS OR TEAM ENTRIES)*

  4. ALL FORWARD TRAVEL MUST BE SELF POWERED

  5. ALL RIDERS MUST MAINTAIN EVIDENCE OF THEIR RIDE

  6. ALL RIDERS MUST KNOW, UNDERSTAND AND OBEY LOCAL TRAFFIC LAWS 

  7. RIDE IN THE SPIRIT OF SELF RELIANCE & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY​

RULES

Falling inline with the majority of self supported races we’ve tried to keep the rules similar and as simple as possible.

  1. RACERS MUST RIDE FROM START TO FINISH FOLLOWING THE TRANS ALBA RACE GPX ROUTE

  2. NO THIRD PARTY SUPPORT, RESUPPLY OR LODGINGS*

  3. NO DRAFTING (NOT APPLICABLE TO PAIRS OR TEAM ENTRIES)**

  4. ALL FORWARD TRAVEL MUST BE SELF POWERED

  5. ALL RIDERS MUST MAINTAIN EVIDENCE OF THEIR RIDE

  6. ALL RIDERS MUST KNOW, UNDERSTAND AND OBEY LOCAL TRAFFIC LAWS 

  7. RIDE IN THE SPIRIT OF SELF RELIANCE & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY​

*All food, drink and equipment must be carried or acquired at commercially available services or services available to all riders

** pairs/teams may draft however limited to their own partner/teammates only 

GOT A QUESTION? 

Hopefully our FAQ document will answer all your questions. Download your copy below.  

But if that doesn't do the trick fill out the form below and we'll do our best to answer your query

CHRIS GREENAN

TRANS ALBA DIRECTOR 

Chris is a passionate road cyclist, ultra endurance rider and bike packing enthusiast. He currently has three road bikes in rotation Murphs The Cat, Scout and his purple CAAD12   Sparkle Horse.

MOST MEMORABLE RIDE: 

Trans Am Bike Race 2018 (4300mi)

FAVOURITE PRO RACE:

Paris-Roubaix 

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

"There's rolling the dice, and there's rolling them into a sewer"  Phil Gamin

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JACK DRIVER

MEDIA COORDINATOR 

Jack is an Edinburgh based road cyclist who actually enjoys cobbles and head winds so much so that he should have been born in Flanders. He's currently riding a Sandy Gilchrist built Raleigh. It's very pretty!

MOST MEMORABLE RIDE:

His first ever century around the Scottish Borders.

FAVOURITE PRO RACE:

Tour de France but it has to have an Alpe d'Huez summit finish!

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

"Shut up legs" - Jens Voigt

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