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Top Tips for Tackling Long Distance Bicycle Rides

Apr. 20, 2023 -

In preparation for this year’s Fietselfstedentocht (236KM), I took my bike and set out for an adventurous ride through half of the Netherlands. It was my first long distance ride after being infected with COVID. If you're considering a long-distance ride yourself, be sure to read along to discover invaluable tips and tricks from my experience.

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My heart rate during the 10 hour ride from Amsterdam to Hegelsom: note how I kept my heart rate relatively low during the first few hours!
My heart rate during the 10 hour ride from Amsterdam to Hegelsom: note how I kept my heart rate relatively low during the first few hours!
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg
Beautiful scenery - long straights on dykes near Flevoland
Beautiful scenery - long straights on dykes near Flevoland
Last year's Fietselfstedentocht was an epic ride with my brother - a gruesome edition with plenty of storm and rain!
Last year's Fietselfstedentocht was an epic ride with my brother - a gruesome edition with plenty of storm and rain!
Link your bike computer to your phone to be able to receive messages of support from family and friends
Link your bike computer to your phone to be able to receive messages of support from family and friends
I prepared my bike for a new season of cycling with fresh rubber and headset bearings
I prepared my bike for a new season of cycling with fresh rubber and headset bearings

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