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by Aleks
23 Nov 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigation in Scotland
Replies: 38
Views: 1648

Navigation in Scotland

Hi All, Am planning on doing the NC500 solo next May (500 miles around the coast of Scotland for those that don't know). I don't like the Garmin's and Wahoo's as the navigation screen is small and I hear they don't like it if you go off the route and will not just re-route you in the same way a car ...
by Aleks
7 Sep 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Training for NC 500
Replies: 21
Views: 917

Re: Training for NC 500

Thanks All. I am not sleeping each evening in a hedge - will be booking B&B's along the route well in advance. Also working out food stops along the way. Have just had 4 days bikepacking in the Peak District, so think I learnt a lot about how the bike handles when it is loaded. Just worried abou...
by Aleks
7 Sep 2020, 8:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Training for NC 500
Replies: 21
Views: 917

Training for NC 500

Hi All, I want to do the NC 500 cycle route around Scotland's coast in May of next year. Aiming to do the 500 miles in 5/6 days, so between 80-100 miles per day. I have no problem hopping on a bike and riding 100 miles as I am a regular cyclist, but to do this each day for 5 days over Scotland's ter...
by Aleks
21 Jul 2020, 9:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2302

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

Remember - there is no training regime that is cast in stone that you need to use. Get out on your bike as regularly as possible and you will start to feel your strength increase in terms of distance and repetition (i.e being in the saddle on consecutive days). 10 miles a day, easily turns to 25 mil...
by Aleks
7 Jul 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 54
Views: 3099

Cycling Across France

Hi, Is anyone considering cycling the length of France some time within the next say 12 mths ? I would love to cycle St Malo to Nice/Montpellier etc etc but do not have any family or friends that are insane enough to join me. Think that spring 2021 might be a good time to think about doing it, but I...