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British Heart Foundation South Downs Way 100 mile Off-Road Bike Ride

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greg, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Greg

    Greg MTB Rider Staff Member

    Only 6 months to go until this years 100 mile charity MTB ride. Got a lot of work to do to get my fitness back up, this year I'm determined to do it in sub 9 hours, so time to get training!!

    Last year we raised £220, this year I'm hoping we can build on that and break through £500!!
    If you would like to donate to this amazing charity, and help support their ground breaking research in the fight against heart disease, please follow the link below:

    Here's a link to some photos from last years ride:
  2. Mike Chapman

    Mike Chapman New Member

    Hmmmm feeling edgy saying this..but if available perhaps you may like a wing man to join you? I may need to get some serious training in!
  3. Greg

    Greg MTB Rider Staff Member

    100 miles off road is a BIG ride, I'd say before committing to it try a couple of longer rides locally say 45/50 miles, see how you feel during the ride and after. It's a real physical and mental test, and the last half ish of the SDW is hardest too, it's long hard climb - descent - long hard climb - descent - repeat, on legs already tired from riding 50+ miles.
    To put it in to perspective it would be roughly the same as riding the Uptonogood 35mile route 3 times in one sitting, both in terms of distance and elevation gain (although the climbs around here would be shorter and more frequent).
    It is a massive achievement to finish though and certainly one to do and tick off the list, plus it's a lovely area to ride in with huge stunning views!

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