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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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Me and my bike on the Houtribdijk! Not in the way I imagined!
Me and my bike on the Houtribdijk! Not in the way I imagined!
Wind blowing strongly over the water with Amsterdam on the horizon, as seen from Almere
Wind blowing strongly over the water with Amsterdam on the horizon, as seen from Almere
Bring food that has a high energy level due to sugar, not fat!
Bring food that has a high energy level due to sugar, not fat!
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Harbour in Marken
Harbour in Marken
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"

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