I'm thinking of going on a charity cycle the week end of the 4th June, its a 163 mile// 260 km trip accross Ireland with very attractive scenery at the end of it.
I'm 22 and I've been cycling on and off for a few months, I've not been particularly dedicated and Im not particularly fit but I'm not a wreck or anything. The ride is done over the course of three days, maybe one full day in the middle and two half days. It shouldn't be too difficult but I never go on long rides. So I'm wondering what I should do over the next month to be in the best condition. Basically, I can ride Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun as much as I want. Would it be best to get in two rides a day, instead of one long one?
I switched from a mountain bike to a road bike a few weeks ago. I was also using a trainer indoors quiet a bit but it never seemed to translate to the road.
My last two rides were in pretty windy conditions and I averaged 12 mph over 10 miles. Not great.
Like I said the ride shouldn't be intense but I'd like to make it as easy for myself as possible.
Any advice appreciated.