Beginner to Alpine Gran Fondo Century in how long..... — BikeRadar
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Beginner to Alpine Gran Fondo Century in how long.....
edited February 2014
Advice for a friend please chaps!
He's entered a 3800m climbing Alpine Gran Fondo this summer.
Non bike rider of average fitness but VERY determined character.
Possible or....... impossible????
Quite possible i'd say. I've had over 4 months off injured and havent ridden a bike since end Sept last year until this week. I have a LEJOG in 12 weeks time and then a 1,250mile, 117,000ft of climbing, 71 cols ride to do in 6 months time. I WILL be fit so think he'd be fine. Most alpine climbs arent steep - just lllllllooooooooonnnnnnnnggggggg
If he's fit enough, has the right gearing and won't miss time checks etc he should be fine.
He can take his time, keep fuelled and stop if he needs to.