A long distance Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes: Mountain Bike so far....
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Hi all, big task ahead...
Im wiles9 from Northern Ireland, currently i live in Spain, have done for about 8 months, im studying Mathematics out here. Im a big mountaineering fan of all types, but this challenge ive set up ahead is something new to me... long distance cycling.... and i need a lot of advice please from this community..
My girlfriend and myself have planned, what is to us a big big trip.. we plan to cycle : Barcelona -> Belfast
The route has not yet been planned, the training has not yet begun... and last but not least.. we aint even got ourselves bikes capable of the jobs.. so all advice is welcome.
We have april/may/june training time, and july/august/start september to do the trip, which i guess is gonna be about 1500 miles.. depending on the decided route.. ie. through spain, pyrenees, france, south ireland to north.
Maybe to some this is a small task, to us its huge, as we never have done anything like it, talk about going of on a tangent from rock climbing to this eh..???
People who throw some advice back.. anything is welcome and im grateful, brands, styles, price to spend etc etc... so far we have a budget, but havent been able to decide on an upper limit... as we our trying to work out how much we will spend a month on the road and during training... (living on pasta haha)