The TransAtlantic Way is a 2,500-kilometre, single-stage, self-supported road bike ride between Derry and Cork via the Wild Atlantic Way. Peter McColgan just took first place after five days and 10 hours of nearly non-stop riding…

Just over five days ago, a group of cyclists left Derry, Northern Ireland, following the Wild Atlantic Way south, skirting alongside the Atlantic Ocean to Cork in South-West Ireland. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s TransAtlantic Way grand depart saw fewer participants than usual, with just 21 brave souls at the start line on July 8th. Since then, four riders have scratched from the event and this year’s winner, Peter McColgan, had a massive ~230km lead on the next rider when he finished the route. Peter also rode the event last year, finishing in a strong second place behind Rachel Nolan.

  • 2021 TransAtlantic Way
  • 2021 TransAtlantic Way

A huge congratulations goes out to Peter and everyone else who is still out on the route. You can follow the remainder of the ongoing race here. And be sure to check out Peter’s bagpipe skills on his YouTube channel.



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