Successful Race Across Europe 2018 draws to a close with new records


2018 has seen lots of firsts for the teams that reached Europa Point after cycling nearly 3000 miles non-stop to become record holders on the trans European ultracycling event the Race Across Europe. 

The first team to finish the 2018 Race Across Europe in a new overall course record were The Steve Prescott Foundation K3 Zadara Team from the UK. This team of 8 cyclists set a finishing time of 6 days, 19 hours and 7 minutes. The K3 Zadara team now hold both the overall course record and the 8 person team record.

Next to finish was Fritz Geers and his Ultrasportler team from Germany setting a record for the solo supported category at 12 days, 7 hrs and 5 mins. This category is for one cyclist who completes the course alone.

The third team to finish was that of Thomas Jaklitsch and the team from Austria who were also competing in the solo supported category, finishing in an equally amazing time of 13 days, 12 hrs and 35 mins.

Also out on the course testing the route and reporting back on road conditions for the teams behind her was Jenny Lockett from the UK who rode from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Europa Point solo and completely unsupported in 19 days. Jenny helped to prove this year that it is possible, so in 2019 an unsupported solo and pairs category will be available to enter.

We are now looking forward to welcoming many more teams for the 2019 Race Across Europe and the amazing welcome that Gibraltar offers to this truly unique and global event.

Joe Mearns