Age: 66 | Occupation: Retired
I enjoy endurance cycling. Riding the first two legs of the the Trafalgar Way route with all its history was a great challenge. 215 miles and 19,000ft – my longest ride
Great route with lots of hills and top class signage and support from the Ride the Trafalgar Way team
The iconic start at Pendennis Point and over 12 hours later riding the narrow tree lined lanes near Salisbury in the dead of night imagining Lieutenant John Lapenotiere in his post-chaise racing along the same road some 210 years ago
1) Get the training miles in your legs, 2) pace yourself well, 3) eat and drink some normal food – not just the gels and bars
Garmin with ‘Power-monkey’ power pack (or similar) - make sure the external power pack does not reset the Garmin! Good lights front and back – October means quite a lot of night riding on unknown roads. Small back-up battery lights.
Trek Domane 6.9 Black Disc with 50/34 and 11/28 cassette