novice training

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  1. graham66

    graham66 New Member

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    whats the best way to train want to do a 60 mile bike ride next year ?
     
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  2. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Hi there, a one off 100km ride isn't that hard to complete, unless it's insanely hilly or in horrible conditions. You would probably get through it pretty well if you did a long 2-3 hour ride once every week or two on the weekends and several short training rides as time permits during the week.

    My advise, get out and pedal [​IMG]
     
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    maydog Well-Known Member

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    This question is wide open. If your goal is only to make the distance, then all you need to ensure is that you can be comfortable throughout the duration. For novices, the biggest comfort issue is usually the rear. You need to ensure that you can tolerate riding in the saddle for 4 or more hours.

    Avoid the temptation to push big gears at a slow cadence. During your saddle time, concentrate on smooth pedal strokes as opposed to doing reps of leg presses.
     
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