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Going to attempt C2C in one day in Jun. I'm currently doing about 140 miles per week of mixed sessions with commute. Anyone got a good training plan that will prepare me for the C2C - or any advice about how to prepare.

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Spud [37 posts] 3 years ago
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If you find out any gems let me know, I'm in training too. Not doing 140 miles a week yet mind.

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joemmo [1146 posts] 3 years ago
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Ride up some long, steep hills. Repeat.  4 There are some hefty climbs en route, starting with whinlatter and ending at the beginning of the waskerly way, from then on its relatively plain sailing to the coast.

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joemmo [1146 posts] 3 years ago
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...another thing, I don't know if you've ridden the c2c before but some sections are unsurfaced and quite rough. Nothing too bad but I'd consider fitting the widest tyres you can, I used 28s and they were ok.

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Spud [37 posts] 3 years ago
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This one isn't the traditional route, it heads from Seascale via Hardknott etc out to Kendal and the over the Dales and NY Moors to Whitby.

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joemmo [1146 posts] 3 years ago
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ah ok. Do you have a link to a map of the route? I was planning to do the whitehave to tynemouth ride again in June but a different route would be interesting. Alternatively might look at the way of the roses c2c further south.

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Spud [37 posts] 3 years ago
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joemmo [1146 posts] 3 years ago
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that looks like a non-trivial undertaking and probably beyond my reach at the moment. Best of luck though, looks like a good event.