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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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If you find out any gems let me know, I'm in training too. Not doing 140 miles a week yet mind.
posted by Spud [47 posts] 4th March 2012 - 17:47
Ride up some long, steep hills. Repeat. 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.
posted by joemmo [785 posts] 5th March 2012 - 0:02
...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.
posted by joemmo [785 posts] 5th March 2012 - 13:18
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.
posted by Spud [47 posts] 5th March 2012 - 13:19
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.
posted by joemmo [785 posts] 5th March 2012 - 14:12
Here you go: http://www.opencycling.com/coast-to-coast-in-a-day/
posted by Spud [47 posts] 5th March 2012 - 15:02
that looks like a non-trivial undertaking and probably beyond my reach at the moment. Best of luck though, looks like a good event.
posted by joemmo [785 posts] 5th March 2012 - 20:08
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