First ever tour - Bristol to Montpellier and back!

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by MadeOfSpite, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. MadeOfSpite

    MadeOfSpite New Member

    Apr 18, 2012
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    I've only been cycling properly for about a month, but I'm determined to do an unsupported ride to the south coast of France and back this July. My fitness is good so that's not an issue, I just lack experience. Google maps tells me that the overall distance is about 1260 miles, and I'd be giving myself 3 weeks to accomplish it, meaning about 60 miles a day. Is that possible?
    I'm looking for some advice basically, on what to bring and how to prepare.
    Also I need to buy a new road bike (2nd hand probably) with a budget of £100-£150, what are my options?