Around the time I began to abandon the idea of aiming for RAAM, another ride drifted into my peripheral vision and gradually wormed it’s way into my thoughts. At that stage TCR was perhaps in its 2nd or 3rd edition. By the 4th edition, I was sat staring at the screen as an avid dot watcher, following these amazing riders as they battled across an entire continent. I had no idea whether I would be capable of the same, but I knew I had to try. RIDE Magazine were kind enough to once again publish my account of the attempt in their November 2017 edition.