During 2020, I’ve done three months of hard, hilly cycle training: 37 cycle rides, most of which I’ve arrived home exhausted from, nearly 102 hours (moving time) covering a distance of 1782km and climbing 22,200m of hills and yet…..
I’ve climbed just over twice the height and twice the distance that we need to do in the six days of The Raid Alpine.
A little context
Had I not returned home after each cycle, I could have reached Slovenia, Budapest, Stockholm, Madrid or Krakow on my bicycle by now.
I have cycled the height of all the following mountains combined:
Ben Nevis – 1,345m
Snowdon – 1,085m
Kilimanjaro – 5895m
Machu Picchu – 2430m
Mont Blanc – 4810m
Matterhorn – 4478m
Mount Olympus – 2918m
Yes! All of these combined….
I’m very aware with the current pandemic, we are likely to at least have to postpone this challenge, although we haven’t had this confirmed yet. So, while cycling in the great outdoors is still permitted, albeit solo, rather than in a group, I’d best keep training…….