Find out our advice and tips to help you prepare for the event.
Training and preparation is very important when riding over a distance of 45 miles. Here we offer some training and riding advice to help you take on the challenge.
Some do the journey in under 3 hours, some take all day. It’s not a race! Go at a speed that suits you. Go with friends who will ride at your pace and the journey will be much easier. Don’t fight to make your bike go faster. If you’re struggling, change down a gear or two, relax and breathe deeply. Remember that there may be a headwind so you may be cycling for longer than usual. If so, make sure that you pace yourself accordingly.
Take nourishing snacks and liquids (water or energy drinks), and stop to eat and drink before you actually feel hungry or thirsty. Information on rest stops is available from the about the ride page.
Your bike: Don’t be let down by the bike itself. Make sure you bike is serviced before riding the event and carry a puncture repair kit. Back up mechanical services are available throughout the route.
There will be people to help at most of the points along the route.