Covering one hundred miles on a road bike, while not easy is achievable by most club cyclists. If, however those one hundred miles are off road and you’re riding a ‘cross bike rather than an mtb, then it suddenly becomes a ridiculous challenge! It’s time to check up on what state I’m in and what I’m going to need to do get to the finish.
While I’m happy to get myself up to the level of fitness required for a road century, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get some advice from a professional coach. Paul Pickup is a coach based in Surrey and has written for BritishCycleSport before, he also runs his own coaching company, Pickup Sports Coaching. After a quick email Paul kindly gave us some basic guidelines that will hopefully help me finish the CX Century with a decent time. Over to you Mr Pickup… Read More >
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