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Long Distance Cycling??

jamesthomsonjamesthomson Posts: 2
edited July 2009 in The bottom bracket
A group of us are thinking of doing this new event, saw it in the Telegraph on Saturday - Ride across Britain.

Has anybody done the route? I have never done anything that long before and it's a bit daunting so any tips would be good!

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  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 2,058
    The ability to ride multiple days is the key (a bit obvious really :wink: ).

    I don't know how much you get to ride at the moment, but IMO the ability to do repeated days of 50 miles+ is more importnat that doing a single 100 mile ride.

    From my experience of multi-day riding holidays, it gets easier around day4, but days 2 and especially 3 will be tough unless you are used to doing consecutive rides.

    The other thing is nutrition - make sure you eat & drink enough. You will be asking a fair bit of your body, so be prepared to fuel it properly.

    Good luck and let us know how you got on - it's a ride I'd love to do!
  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,806
    A group of us are thinking of doing this new event, saw it in the Telegraph on Saturday - Ride across Britain.

    Has anybody done the route? I have never done anything that long before and it's a bit daunting so any tips would be good!

    Not seen anything about it, could you post some details on here please.
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  • A group of us are thinking of doing this new event, saw it in the Telegraph on Saturday - Ride across Britain.

    Has anybody done the route? I have never done anything that long before and it's a bit daunting so any tips would be good!

    Not seen anything about it, could you post some details on here please.

    Think it's this one.

    http://www.rideacrossbritain.com/
    If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
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