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by aneledrazzit
17 Jun 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

Hi all. I'm overwhelmed with the responses I got on here! Thank you so much for your advice. Bike has been purchased, was looking forward to testing it out but it's been thunder and lightning since it arrived!!! Maybe its a sign hahaha. Thank you so much, and I'm sure in a few weeks/months I will ha...
by aneledrazzit
12 Jun 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

Don't overdo it early and put yourself off. Build slowly over successive rides going up in 5 or ten miles increments every other weekend, carrying a bit of stuff as you go. I did a 50 to Ludlow from Staffs that nearly killed me beacuse I'd never done more than 12 before that..so a bit of a slow bui...
by aneledrazzit
11 Jun 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

Essentially, it's a matter of being able to sit on a bike and pedal for as long as it takes, day after day, rain or shine till the distance is covered. Once you have reached a basic level of fitness, IMO most of this is dealing with what's going on in your head: the little voice saying "This i...
by aneledrazzit
11 Jun 2020, 12:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

I'm not doing it soon. I'm thinking maybe next year. It gives me time to train so by then I wouldn't be "inexperienced." I understand that it is a crazy thing to want to do, but I want to do it for my friend. Then you have plenty of time, and a 14-16 day schedule's eminently do-able. What...
by aneledrazzit
11 Jun 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

Good idea to join a club.Thank you - appreciate your positive comment. It's something completely out of my comfort zone and I know it's an absolutely CRAZY idea for someone like me to do - but it's a challenge and something that I am up for doing. :) :)
by aneledrazzit
11 Jun 2020, 11:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

I've seen online that 14-16 days would be ideal for someone like me.
by aneledrazzit
11 Jun 2020, 11:51am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

I'm not doing it soon. I'm thinking maybe next year. It gives me time to train so by then I wouldn't be "inexperienced." I understand that it is a crazy thing to want to do, but I want to do it for my friend.
by aneledrazzit
11 Jun 2020, 10:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

I see. So realistically find a bike that is comfortable that I can last 7 hours on (ish).

With regards to training, what would you recommend? We haven't got a date for when we want to do it yet, but I just wanted to know how people went with regards to training.
by aneledrazzit
11 Jun 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Absolute beginner needing advice

Hi everyone. Unfortunately my friend lost his battle with mental health recently and my partner and I, and lots of friends have decided we would like to do Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money for mental health. I am an absolute beginner to cycling and I am absolutely clueless with it to be hon...