Recent content by swordbeach

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    London to Luxembourg bike ride - Sponsorship ideas!

    Hello, have you tried asking your employer? I know sometimes companies will match the amount donated by your other sources. Not sure if this applies to you. I hope everything works out in time for you.
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    Show Me A Photo Of Your Road Bike

    My entry level Cannondale - I've changed the pedals and gone clipless.
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    New and seriously thinking about road cycling

    I'm also new to road cycling and I'm also at the entry level pricing. After weeks of research (which drives you crazy) I opted for a Cannondale Caad8 Sora. Bought for 799 euro. I've had it just over a week and covered over 100 miles and I'm really happy with it. Good luck with your search!
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    What to Eat??

    I don't know whether this is the right thing to do but I go out without having breakfast. I take a banana and eat that about 1.5hrs into the ride. I do drink a lot and I have an isotonic drink when I get back. Seems to work for me.
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    Cycling from Copenhagen to Paris, via Amsterdam

    Hi Shamus, In my opinion the distance per day is easy, just make sure you have a comfortable saddle. I'd try and get a tourer bike with gears. Also, having a backpack isn't so nice, I'd carry items in panniers on the bike, I think it's better to let the bike do the work. Cycling in the...