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South Downs Double - Help with training

goldcolgoldcol Posts: 20
edited June 2012 in XC and Enduro
Hi Guys,

I started cycling 3 years ago on an off and completed Land End to John O Groat’s 2 years ago. We averaged about 100miles a day. Whilst I found it ok, it was difficult in parts as I hadn’t done any back to back training rides.
I started riding again about 3 months ago and i’m back up to doing 80 miles now. I am looking for some advice on how to train for the South Down Double, which is 200 miles within 24hours. I am not sure how to train for an even like this, so if anybody in the forum has any experience in this kind of thing could you offer me some advice.



  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Ride lots, at silly times. Prepare well, know the route. Plan your feeding strategy. Watch the weather forecast.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,643
    Can't argue with that advice, I assume its road based?
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    No, it's essentially doubletrack the vast majority of the way. Chalky though, so hellish in the wet, with some good flints to rip tyres. I'd go for something fast but tough, if it were dry (and I'd want it to be) I'd consider something like a Racing Ralph/Furious Fred Snakeskin combo.
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