Hi all. Great to see such a large community. Been back into cycling for about 6 months but done nothing mileage wise until last month when a work friend suggested we do the manchester to blackpool ride. Since then i've been going out for a ride about 3 to 4 times a week with an average of 15 to 20 miles. i would like any thoughts and advice on how to build up my distance and stamina as i start running out of puff at just over half way. I did a shorter ride this evening and managed to do 11.2 miles, ave speed 14.62 mph, max speed 24.77 mph trip time 45.19. Any magic potions or miracles to get me fitter and lose weight greatly appreciated.