about the organizer

Andy Buchs

Riding bikes since 6 years old is beside skiing one of his passions in sport. Used the bike for the way to scool, to the university and to explore the world. Traveled all over the Alps, then the Pyrenees, Island and  Greeze in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  Later several times in the USA. A several week long cycling journey to the NorthCape in 2012, was the start of the idea for the NorthCape-Tarifa bike race. 

In 2016 started the planing of the NCT and since summer 2017 all parts of the route not cycled before, are recognized on bike from the organizer of the event.

TransAm Bike Race 2015 – Wyoming, photo by Anthony Dryer
Bicycle adventures in the last years
  • 2008: Organized bicycle tour Narbonne-Biaritz
  • 2009: Bicycle tour Andermatt-Nice
  • 2010: Bicycle tour San Francisco-San Diego-Phoenix
  • 2010: Cycling Mount Evans (4348m)
  • 2011: Bicycle tour Trondheim-NorthCape-Copenhagen
  • 2011: Tortour Race Switzerland, finisher in a 6 man team
  • 2012: Bicycle tour Vancouver-San Francisco
  • 2012: Deathride California
  • 2012: Bicycle tour Biaritz-Santiago di Compostella
  • 2013: Bicycle tour San Francisco-Salida-Glenwood Springs
  • 2013: Tortour Race Switzerland, finisher in a 4 man team, 7th place (1036km and 14’500m climbing in 34.09h)
  • 2013: Haute Route Pyrenees, finisher
  • 2014: Tour du Mont Blanc, finisher
  • 2014: Haute Route Dolomites and Haute Route Alpes, finisher
  • 2015: Transam Bikerace, dnf
  • 2015: La Campionissimo Gran Fondo (Aprica-Gavia-Mortirolo)
  • 2016: Transam Bikerace, finisher
  • 2016: Transcontinental Bikerace, finisher
  • 2016: Transafrica Bikerace, finisher
  • 2017: Indian Pacific Wheel Race, finisher
  • 2017: TransAtlantic Way, finisher
  • 2017: Transcontinental Bikerace, dnf
  • 2017: Torino-Nice Ralley
  • 2017: Cycling Narvik-Alta-Helsinki and Arles-Tarifa on the NCTR route.
  • 2018: Cycling Tallinn-Bregenz on the NCTR route.
  • 2018: Cycling Pico del Veleta, 3400m
  • 2018: Silk Road Mountain Race
  • 2022: Alaska Divide, finished
Following people are supporting the event too:
route planing

Bruno Florit, La Grave/Nice (road cycling in the past, today MTB guide and teacher)
Markku Leppala, Helsinki/Finland (Veteran, TABR, TAW, TCR)
Markku Pulkinen, Helsinki/Finland (experienced road cyclist)
Scott Howard, Andorra (traveler and cyclist)
Steffen Streich, Germany/Greece (Veteran, TCR, TABR, Indypac, Transafrica…)
Urs Arnold Kutschera (Veteran, TCR)


Antoine Chatelain, La Grave/France
Scott Howard, Andorra
Anthony Dryer, Portland/USA


Italiano: Simone Parri
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