Q&A: How to train for the London - Paris ride

Rob hicks

At the end of June I am cycling London-Paris (Newhaven/Dieppe route), aiming for a time within 24 hours. I will be 45, I'm 6ft 2in, 13st and generally fit. Having only taken up cycling in the last three years, I am putting in the training (up to 60 miles at the moment raising to 100-110) and also completed the Way of the Roses in two days. What should my focus be for the endurance (three hours' sleep at best) in 24 hours and what weight training might help?

Stuart Gallagher

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