The Silk Road Mountain Race takes riders on a 1,900km journey. Photo:  SRMR
The Silk Road Mountain Race takes riders on a 1,900km journey. Photo: SRMR

Get on your bike and ride: top 5 ultra-cycling races for amateurs – from mountains of Kyrgyzstan to wilds of South Africa

  • From the Trans Continental Race in Europe to the toughest off-road races of South Africa, there’s plenty on offer for those seeking out a challenge
  • Competitors must be self-sufficient and travel mostly on gravel roads through mountains renowned for harsh and diverse weather

The Silk Road Mountain Race takes riders on a 1,900km journey. Photo:  SRMR
The Silk Road Mountain Race takes riders on a 1,900km journey. Photo: SRMR
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