I’ve never cycled 100 miles a day once before. So what made me think I could cycle 100 miles a day for 28 days in a row I just don’t know. The likely hood is I won’t be able to – but it’s going to be great fun trying.
Mark Beaumont who is the Scottish man with the current world record for cycling around the word in the shortest amount of time managed to cycle an average of 100 miles a day during his world record attempt. I’ve met Mark and can confirm that he’s as fit as most Olympic Athletes and has a whole team of people working with him. You can find out more about mark on his website.
In contrast, there is me –
I’ve done most of my training by cycling from my house to the pub in North Berwick, having a pint and cycling back again. To
simulate the hardship of sitting on a saddle for 100 miles, I’ve occasionally
done journey with normal (rather than padded) shorts on!
A change of job, being really busy with other project has meant that I’m not quite as fit and prepared for this journey as I was originally planned for. To make matter worse I wasn’t planning to be that fit!
So the likelihood of
actually achieving my next adventure is pretty slim. But the flights are booked
and as your reading this I’m currently on a plane to Canada about to
You can follow my progress and possible demise over on the expedition web site: www.bikingthegreatdivide.com
I’ll see you in four weeks. I will occasionally be posting over on the expedition site and this site will throw up the odd automated pre-written post to keep you interested over the next few weeks.