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1 Serious Hill/Mountain training on Thu 11 Jul 2013, 05:07

Hi all,

I am undertaking a ride next May with a hand picked 27 man team representing the Royal Marines and it's 350th anniversary by cycling from Gibraltar (Very famous Marine Battle Honour!!) to the UK over 17 days. Now without going to far afield does anyone have any good training tips to aid my climbing ability considering we'll be crossing the Pyrennes!!!

I currently consider myself quite strong around the hills we have here but they are no mountains for sure! I have a great training programme I use on an available Watt Bike Pro which has been a great training aid, those things are brill!!

Apart from back to back rides of 80 to 100 miles any other advice would be greatly accepted.

Look forward to hearing from you all


Mark

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2 Re: Serious Hill/Mountain training on Thu 11 Jul 2013, 18:47

Wales or the Peak District for bigger climbs nearer to us. You'll get over the Pyrenees fine so long as you ride a good tempo, stay hydrated and have the right gearing.

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3 Re: Serious Hill/Mountain training on Thu 11 Jul 2013, 19:09

Put your training device at a gradient of 10 degrees with high resistance for an hour, then make it minus 10 degrees with low resistance for 15 minutes and switch a fan on in front of you blowing fast across a bucket of ice to reflect wind chill whilst descending

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4 Re: Serious Hill/Mountain training on Mon 15 Jul 2013, 02:30

ooo good idea. Completely forgot about preparing for the different weather coming off the mountains!!


Cheers Gerry :-)


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5 Re: Serious Hill/Mountain training on Wed 24 Jul 2013, 00:32

Just booking 5 days in the Pyrennes the first week of September!!

Tourmalet and Hautacam here I come!!

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6 Re: Serious Hill/Mountain training on Wed 24 Jul 2013, 01:12

Last years etape du tour stage was good down there, aubisque, tournalet, aspin, perysourde. If you haven't had enough by bagneres du luchon one more climb will take you into Spain where I found a very posh hotel for the price of a travel lodge!

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