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Tips for Long-Distance Cycling

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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Flowers from Amsterdam... grown in Flevoland!
Flowers from Amsterdam... grown in Flevoland!
While many cyclists eat while riding, I prefer to stop and enjoy the moment while eating something
While many cyclists eat while riding, I prefer to stop and enjoy the moment while eating something
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into "the unknown" (route)
Follow road signs or use a GPS navigation system - whatever you do, make sure you have some idea where you're going
Follow road signs or use a GPS navigation system - whatever you do, make sure you have some idea where you're going
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!
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

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