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I'm just new to Road Bikes and wanted to set myself a little goal to work towards, i've got myself a Kestrel KM40 road bike and wanted to take part in the upcoming Hanover Connecteast Ride For Home 75km Event.
There are certain requirements that have been set for the untimed race which is a minimum of 22km an hour for the distance of the race.
I am wondering how difficult it would be to sustain 22km an hour for the duration of the run. I'm sure that it is more of an average than a minimum.
I am currently preparing myself mentally and physically by doing regular rides and working out on my fitness levels at the gym.
I am just wondering if anyone has any advice for preparing for the event. It is 115 days away so I can make really good use of that time.
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adrian_d wrote:There are certain requirements that have been set for the untimed race which is a minimum of 22km an hour for the distance of the race.
I am wondering how difficult it would be to sustain 22km an hour for the duration of the run.
Not difficult at all. No stop lights, no give ways, no traffic, so it is easier to maintain a higher average speed than riding anywhere else for 2-3hrs.
My advice: Get a Garmin 500 or 800 to track your speed/distance/time of each ride. Upload your rides to Strava or Garmin Connect. Keep an eye on your stats.
Keep us posted on your progress!
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