Alain Rumpf

Pushing the limits: why long-distance adventure racing is on the rise

Racing bikes over long distances isn’t new. Early editions of the Tour de France routinely featured stages of 400km+ and randonneuring has been around for well over a century. Indeed, the most famous randonnée (or brevet) of them all, the 1,200km Paris-Brest-Paris, began in 1891 and existed as a race for 60 years before switching […]


The Transcontinental Race: crossing Europe by bike in 16 days

Over the past few weeks Swiss rider Alain Rumpf has been posting to our Instagram account with inspiring photos from the Transcontinental Race, a self-guided solo adventure across Europe. Now safely back at home having completed the 4,000km+ journey from Belgium to Turkey, Alain took the time to share some of the highlights and lowlights […]


Transcontinental Race: Equipment set-up and other stuff to geek-out on

Earlier this week we introduced the Transcontinental Race and Alain Rumpf’s intent to take the adventure head on. In Alain’s last article before he heads off towards Turkey tomorrow, he takes us through his bike and equipment set-up and the unique features need in order to take on this epic journey.   The last few days have been […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Simon Geschke takes stage 17; Gilbert Wins Grand Prix Cerami; Katie Hall wins stage 6 of Thüringen Rundfahrt; Van Garderen amongst several abandons on a difficult stage; Sky releases Froome’s powermeter data, but do the numbers add up?; Kwiatkowski confirmed to leave Etixx-Quick-Step; Mikel Landa […]


The Transcontinental Race: rediscovering the roots of cycling

If you’re feeling saturated with the Tour de France and want to follow a story that’s much more pure, I’m happy to introduce you to the Transcontinental Race. For the next two-and-a-half weeks we’ll be following Alain Rumpf’s self-supported journey from Belgium to Turkey in this event that’s sure to capture the imagination of everyone […]


More ice cream, less excuses: the perks of pregnant pedalling

When Lillie Rumpf and her husband Alain read our story about how to continue cycling during pregnancy, they were inspired to reach out and share Lillie’s story. Lillie, like many women, has chosen to ride with baby on board. And in doing so, Lillie has learned that pregnant pedalling comes with some perks. She shares […]


Interview with Alain Rumpf | Tour of Beijing

The inaugural Tour of Beijing will be taking place next week. It is the UCI’s crown jewel of the globalization of cycling which has been UCI President Pat McQuaid’s priority since becoming president in 2005. Alain Rumpf is the Director of the Global Cycling Promotion who is in charge of these efforts. My mate Cam […]