It’s mid April which means it’s now twelve weeks until the day I’ll be donning way too much Lycra whilst attempting to beat the broom wagon cycling through 109km of French mountains from Modane to Alpe D’Huez as part of the Tour de France Étape.
I finally managed a 100km road cycle on Saturday, taking in a few laps of Richmond Park along the ride.
I had planned to ride a 100km the previous weekend but the weather forecasters forgot to mention anything about rain, maybe it just arrived on a bastard plane from the land of Pissing It Down Completely Unannounced? Either way I was totally unprepared.
Been doing a bit of training for the Étape later this year but nothing particularly planned, just getting some miles into the legs.
Mindful that I need to do some more structured training I thought I’d invest in a Tacx Sartori trainer and a Garmin Edge 800 computer, both of which I set up properly over the weekend.