How to prepare for a 11hr night cycling?
We are having this night cycling activity, the first ever, kind of like a church event. This time, it is the youth night cycling. It is from 8 pm to 7 am. The thing is it is 11 hours long?? I have never rode for 11 hours and do not know exactly what night cycling is about. I have many questions.
Firstly, I do not have any lights on my bike, and I do not know of which I should buy, what kind of functions the blinkers and the headlights should have. I would appreciate advice on them and several brands that I can check out.
Secondly, how do I prepare for it?? It is on the 17th of March 2004, which means slightly more than 2 weeks to prepare for it. There are no requirements and thus I presume that I would be in better shape than most of the other riders, longest ride was 3 hours long. I do not think that it is a non-stop 11 hour ride. I do not think I would require any special training. I will get more information later on in the day.
Thirdly, what should I be doing on that day?? It is a night cycling event, I will be bringing along energy bars and gels definitely. Furthermore, it should be very cooling, so what apparels should I be wearing?? I have no leg warmers or arm warmers. The water requirement should also be quite low... should I still be drinking 1 litre per hour?
Yep, that's it. Hope to hear lots of responses cause it is really going to help me out. I'll post further questions that I have forgotten if something does come to mind.