As far north as a rider can reach

Cyclists crossing a bridge during the 213.5km first stage of this year's Arctic Race of Norway, the world's northernmost road cycling competition.

The third edition of the Arctic race, which will finish tomorrow, is made up of four stages, with the riders covering a distance of more than 700km. Cyclists from some of the world's top teams are pedalling their way through Harstad, Enskjer, Setermoen, Senja, Malselv and Narvik on roads that run beside the sea, across mountainsides and over summits.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2015, with the headline 'As far north as a rider can reach'. Print Edition | Subscribe