Race Across the World is back, this time on BBC One, as five teams attempt to race sixteen thousand kilometres through the second largest country in the world – Canada
Without smartphones, internet access and credit cards, and armed only with the cash equivalent of the airfare to fly the route, our teams travel this extraordinary journey at ground level.
Their skill, ingenuity and determination will be tested to the extreme as they race through some of the world’s most remote regions, where they must also rely on the kindness of strangers in order to stand the best chance of reaching the finish line. This series takes viewers on the trip of a lifetime, following our racers as they embark on an epic and adrenaline-fuelled adventure, travelling into the unknown without the trappings of modern life.
Our five pairs must race across the breadth of Canada, passing through seven checkpoints, taking them from the Pacific coastline, to the edges of the Arctic and the shores of the Great Lakes, to reach their final destination on the Atlantic Ocean; St. John’s on the island of Newfoundland, the most easterly town in North America. As they experience beautiful scenery, bonds will be formed across cultural divides and relationships will be tested as never before.
In the first episode, the teams set off from Vancouver – perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean - and must navigate their way north to Tlell on the island of Haida Gwaii – for two hundred years known as the Queen Charlotte Islands but now back in the hands of the indigenous Haida People.
Race Across The World returns Wednesday 22nd March at 9pm on BBC One.