The Silk Road Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan. It will follow gravel, single and double track and old soviet roads that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. There will be very little tarmac. There may be some walking and at times and there will be great distances between resupply points. The clock with not stop. There will be no prizes.
Registration for the first edition opens on the 24th of November. In the meantime head over to silkroadmountainrace.cc for more information! Entry fee is £250 without tracker and £300 with. You can also get a feel of the terrain from our trip coverage through Kyrgyzstan in this route guide, it follows much of the same tracks. You can follow the race on this tracker:
And, don’t miss this film below: