A lovely, if slightly drizzly 40 miles with Linda and Mark on their tandem.
Felt quite chuffed to be home by 1.30pm. It wasn’t so long ago that 40 miles took us all day but then there were no significant hills on today’s route.
When we cycle the 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, starting in 9 weeks, we have to cycle approximately twice this distance every day for two weeks. At this stage, there seems a huge amount of training still to do and worryingly little time to do it in.
We are all avidly taking advice on endurance training, nutrition, hydration, pacing ourselves in the hope that if each thing makes even a little difference, they could add up together to make a significant difference.
Next Sunday, we aim to cycle 130km in the Ride for Ryder Sportive. This will be the longest distance I’ve ever cycled in a day. The forecast is sunshine all week and there’s a lot of us doing it, so fingers crossed it’s good fun as well as good training.