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How to prepare for a long distance cycle ride

Tips to prepare, to endure and to enjoy long distance cycling

May 29, 2019 -

This week I took my bike for a long distance (211KM) ride around the Dutch Markermeer, solo! Unlike participating in an organised event with service, support and company along the way, going solo requires a different preparation, mindset and planning. Read along for some practical tips for long distance cycling.

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Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
My bike prepared for long distance cycling
My bike prepared for long distance cycling
Harbour in Marken
Harbour in Marken
My food and drink supply for this ride
My food and drink supply for this ride
Sluice at Schardam
Sluice at Schardam
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Cycling underneath a tall ship!

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