Age: I am 55 but think I can ride like a 20 something | Occupation: When I am not riding bikes, I am thinking about riding bikes. Sometimes my wife makes me do the washing up
A challenge and training/ fitness test for TransIberica
Tough through West Country, Devon, the last 100 odd km wasn’t my thing, a very boring road.
Sitting in McDonalds so exhausted that I couldn’t finish my Mc egg burger after riding through the night. The finish into London was nice. Good company on the ride from my new friend Tony!
1. don’t do it in 26 hours, it’s horrific.
2. have a decent amount of fitness and determination.
3. be prepared for a shock to the system as there is a lot of climbing and it isn’t over after Cornwall, the hills become shorter and steeper in Devon.
Wahoo Elemnt Sat Nav, superb piece of kit(they don’t pay me either), don’t use a Garmin as they are unreliable.
Chamois cream, definitely and a good pair of padded cycle shorts.
A good pair of strong legs (something I need to work on).
If riding overnight be prepared for cold/wet weather, I wore a Rab down gilet at one point.
Giant defy advanced 3, 50/34 and 12/28