No-fly zone: New ultra race bans air travel for riders in eco push

The Accursed Race, from the organisers of the Transcontinental Race, debuts next year

The Accursed Race
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A new ultra cycling race from the organisers of the Transcontinental Race (TCR) has an environmentally friendly twist: competitors are not allowed to fly to or from the event.

The Accursed Race, a 1600km-long off-road race in the Balkans, will debut next May, with a route that will take riders through Albain, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.