Rider of Seolferwulf
- South London
What would your reaction be, inside your mind, to someone who told you they took 8 months to train for the London to Brighton?
BentMikey said:That was my thought too, fat and very unfit, or just bad training. This was in an unpleasant email to me complaining about us skating it. I can't imagine actually needing to train to cycle it.
BentMikey said:LOL, Smeggers, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm not very fit, you might have a point.
@Tim, yes, true. That sort of pace is not acceptable during the main ride though, they would have had to leave early.
Blonde said:L2B is a challenge for new cyclists. It wouldn't be for me, but I've been cycling for about five years now and have done a few SR series. When I first started though, 20 or 30 miles was a 'long ride'. My very first ride as an adult was 8 miles and it was fun but quite tiring on a shopping bike and not having cycled since I was 10 years old. It depends what you mean by 'train'. In my mind I don't 'train,' I just ride. But riding 200 kms I suppose is 'training' for a 300km ride, riding 400kms is training for a 600 and so on. So for a new cyclist 'training' for L2B would be simply riding further distances until the required distance was reached. This does take time though and I think 8 months from scratch is reasonable progress - especially if you have other commitments and work full time.