First post, so hi all!
I have been given the chance to ride Stage 15 of the TdF. Givors - Mount Ventoux.
I deal with company at work and they have invited one person from my company to partake in this.
All accommodation/flights etc is paid for just need to bring my road bike and kit. Will be for charity too and my company will support in this.
Get there Friday 12th ride the 150miles Saturday 13th and then watch the TdF on the Sunday come back Monday. Seems like a great thing to tick off the list but......I've never ridden a roadie and unsure of fitness required.
Question is do you think 5 months is enough for me to train for this. Not much gradient around here so I suppose riding longer distances on the roadie and then hill climbs in the gym may help?!
Will be in a team of 40 potiental riders.
Canyon Roadlite 2013 is the bike I'm ordering.
I'm a keen MTB'er but never owned a roadie. So have some questions regarding roadie kit.
I now need to get myself in gear to train for this. This will be my First roadie so I need to know what kit I need to buy and what to not waste money on.
Bottle cages and bottles
Saddle/frame bag - and what to take on my rides. (Normally have a camelbak octane on my mtb with everything I need.)
Garmin or equivalent GPS tool capable of recording for 10 hours. Do I really need HR monitor/cadence sensor?
Do I need to shave my legs