100 miles can be a great and rewarding experience. First, you need to make sure you’re fully prepared and give yourself the best start on such a fantastic challenge. Grab your bike, read these tips, and you’ll be good to go!
Eat Every Hour - Make sure you take breaks and eat every hour so your body stays fueled.
Pace yourself - Don’t rush. Cycling your first 100 miles isn’t a race against yourself.
Hydrate - Make sure you keep drinking, the less you drink, the more tired you’ll be.
Route planning - Having confidence in your route is key, this is the best way to keep going.
Maintenance - Make sure your bike is well maintained and looked after before going on a trip like this.
Mental preparation - Don’t think of it as 100 miles, take it section by section and pace your mind as well as your body.
Power through - Power through that difficult part in the middle, once you’re past that section, you’ll be able to finish in no time!
Reward yourself - At the end of the trip reward yourself. 100 miles is impressive!
Have fun - It’s important to make sure you have fun whilst taking in such an impressive challenge.
Don't be hard on yourself - When something goes wrong, it’s key not to beat yourself down.
Some great tips down and you’re ready to head off! Don’t forget your helmet.