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tbutterworthtbutterworth Posts: 21
Hello.

I'm looking for some advice to help focus my training.....I need some sort of aim, I'm currently riding about 100miles a week along with running and swimming, but i need some sort of aim for training. I want to enter an endurance race or big time trial in june 11 but i dont know what to go for. Anyone give me any advice or suggest a challenge suitable?

I'm better at riding than swimming and running an i did circuit racing and a few other events last year and a did a big tour across France and Spain in the summer but now i need to have an aim for the summer you know, otherwise i may hit a wall with the training.

If anyone can give me some advice or know any epic events in the UK or not it would be appreciated. I don't really know where to begin looking.

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  • SBezzaSBezza Posts: 2,173
    Triathlon :wink:

    What do you class as a big TT, TT's are run week in week out during the summer.
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    PBP
    More problems but still living....
  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    If anyone can give me some advice or know any epic events in the UK..........
    This one is even local to you and there are a few on this forum who will vouch for it being a great event.:

    http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/open_races/lmtt/index.html

    Put it in your diary and I'll look forward to meeting you there.

    Ruth
  • SBezzaSBezza Posts: 2,173
    BeaconRuth wrote:
    If anyone can give me some advice or know any epic events in the UK..........
    This one is even local to you and there are a few on this forum who will vouch for it being a great event.:

    http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/open_races/lmtt/index.html

    Put it in your diary and I'll look forward to meeting you there.

    Ruth

    Certainly an epic :lol:
  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    OK, so that one's in late April. When you've finished the Little Mountain you can move on to another classic Beacon event in June:

    http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/cotswold/index.html

    Not sure of the date for next year but it's likely to be similar to this year's date. An excellent day out on the bike and my guess is you'll be fully challenged trying to keep up with the front group in the 200km event.

    Ruth
  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    ps. if you want a good day out in February this is a nice little ride too:

    http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/express/index.html

    Lower-key, but a good excuse to get out on a chilly Saturday in February. Won't break the bank either.

    Ruth
  • Thanks for your help Ruth

    I just entered the 19th feb sunrise express one to start with. looks like i will be training hard through the winter then.

    And i will see you there Ruth.



    Tom
  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 7,137
    PBP is the big one. If that's too much why not a continental sportive, or you could set yourself a target for road races - so many top 10s or whatever.

    it's a hard life if you don't weaken.
  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    BeaconRuth wrote:
    ps. if you want a good day out in February this is a nice little ride too:

    http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/express/index.html

    Lower-key, but a good excuse to get out on a chilly Saturday in February. Won't break the bank either.

    Ruth

    Thanks for posting this link, I have been looking for some early season rides and this looks spot on.

    Which is the nicer way to do the loop? Sunrise or the other one or not much difference?
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  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    mrc1 wrote:
    Thanks for posting this link, I have been looking for some early season rides and this looks spot on.
    Good. Don't hang about entering as I gather that it's filling up fast. Won't you need to be thinking about more than 70 miles if you're planning to do the RAAM? This one's only a little potter really.
    Which is the nicer way to do the loop? Sunrise or the other one or not much difference?
    They're much of a muchness really. I usually do the Sunrise one because I'd rather set off a bit earlier and get it done. There's nothing memorable in the way of hills so neither direction is harder than the other. The main concern at that time of year is ice. 3 years ago we did the first leg of it all on gritted roads. Two years ago the whole event was abandoned due to lethal icey conditions and last year several riders came off on a patch of ice on a shadey corner. Just hope for mild weather!

    Ruth
  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    BeaconRuth wrote:
    mrc1 wrote:
    Thanks for posting this link, I have been looking for some early season rides and this looks spot on.
    Good. Don't hang about entering as I gather that it's filling up fast. Won't you need to be thinking about more than 70 miles if you're planning to do the RAAM? This one's only a little potter really.

    Indeed, but this will be a nice break from the doom and gloom of turbo sessions!
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    Le Domestique Tours - Bespoke cycling experiences with unrivalled supported riding, knowledge and expertise.

    Ciocc Extro - FCN 1
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