VELOCE - from Latin velox, velocem. Italian for, fast, quick, speedy, rapid.

Torino Nice Rally 2018

Torino Nice Rally 2018

I’ve just returned from my first ‘bike packing’ adventure, the Torino Nice Rally’

I was carrying my trusty Fuji x70 camera and I will be creating a celebratory art print of the trip, based on some of my photographs.

“The Torino-Nice Rally is a bikepacking, touring or randonneur event - a ride that's a bit of most things except technically difficult in the mountain biking sense. It's not a race, just a challenge to finish and a question of what to ride and where to focus your efforts.

The route includes around 300 miles / 485km of tarmac going up to a high point of 2750m and taking in two Grand Tour cols, also 150 miles / 240km of rocky gravel-based military stradas along the border often at an altitude of 2000m or more. The scenery of the Queyras and Mercantour national parks and the Ligurian, Cottian and Maritime Alps will reward those prepared to ride long days and sleep out, seeing the sun rise and set each day.”