French tyre brand Hutchinson has announced a new partnership with The Transcontinental Race (TCR).

The eighth edition of the self-supported TCR cycling race is planned to depart Brest, France on 27th July 2021, visiting four checkpoints throughout the continent before arriving at the finish in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Entries from under-represented groups are welcome up to 26 February at

Entries to TCR No.8 are open until 26 February.
Entries to TCR No.8 are open until 26 February.

Originally scheduled for 2020, TCR No.8 was postponed until this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, with existing entries deferred to the new start date. This means that the 2021 event is not open to new applicants.

However, Transcontinental has maintained a positive action policy since its inception and, in continuation of founder Mike Hall's legacy, has reaffirmed its commitment to support increased representation of under-represented groups in competitive cycling. TCR No.8 therefore will remain open to new applications by women, womxn and people of colour until 26th February.

Hutchinson Cycling Dpt. has pledged to assist race organisers Lost Dot, by spreading the word to help towards achieving Mike Hall's ambition of producing an inclusive race which reflects and celebrates the many and varied individuals in our communities.

Sylvie Woroniecki, Hutchinson Cycling Dpt. Brand Manager, said: "We're proud to partner with Transcontinental - the definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe!

"The entire Hutchinson team is incredibly excited about TCR No.8 and we truly hope we'll be able to meet all of the amazing riders in 2021. Our desire is to be ever closer to cyclists and their practice, to live alongside them and contribute to their unique and extraordinary stories.

"We want to help them accomplish their personal challenges and incredible endeavours no matter their background so it's an honour to be involved in Transcontinental and support their positive action."

Women, womxn and people of colour are invited to apply to enter TCR No.8 up to 26 February at