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Montreal cyclist embarks on gruelling 12,500 km solo cycling TransCanada Race

Montreal cyclist embarks on gruelling 12,500 km solo cycling TransCanada Race

Montreal cyclist Henri Do plans to cross Canada on a 12,500 km ride. And he has to finish by Aug. 1 so he can return…

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Montreal cyclist Henri Do plans to cross Canada on a 12,500 km ride. And he has to finish by Aug. 1 so he can return to work. Henri Do Montreal cyclist Henri Do is embarking on a journey of a lifetime, competing in the TransCanada Bike Race , the longest solo cycling competition in the world.

The ultracycling race will span 12,500 kilometres, beginning in the mountainous terrain of Whitehorse, Yukon, and crossing all 10 provinces and six time zones before finishing in St. John’s, N.L.

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Do, an avid cyclist, has participated in ultracycling races before, but nothing at this scale.

On top of this major first, Do plans on tackling the gargantuan task in 30 to 40 days — and all by himself, without any outside support or road teams by his side.

“Essentially, it will be the biggest thing I’ll be doing in my life,” Do said. “I only have two months of vacation, so I have got to be back at the office by
Aug. 1.”
The 35-year-old business intelligence analyst for Desjardins said he is completely committed to this journey, with only a one-way ticket to travel to Yukon and his customized road bike to get back. Food, supplies, clothes and camping gear — all of his equipment for the trip will be carried on his back as he traverses the country.Do said the race rules allow him to use public services, hotels and grocery stores, but […]

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