Are you ready for your longest bike ride? Here’s how to prepare in the lead up and succeed on the big day

There's still time for an epic summer cycling adventure. We guide you through the essential preparations to conquer your longest ride of the year

Female cyclist on her longest bike ride of the year
(Image credit: Future)

The summer is a great time for ticking off your longest ride of the year, but time is running out on the sunniest season. Whether to explore new roads and scenery, to challenge your limits, or just for a sense of accomplishment and adventure, there is something very special about pulling an all-dayer. Right from the moment you decide to do it, heading into the unknown, both in terms of distance and physical endurance, is incredibly exciting.  

Of course, this bigger-than-usual ride requires some careful planning and preparation – and that’s the purpose of this feature. We’ll break down the challenge into manageable chunks so that you can head out feeling confident and ready to make the most of every moment.

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