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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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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
Smiling at the Markermeer
Smiling at the Markermeer
Harbour in Marken
Harbour in Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk
Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad

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