How to enjoy your longest ride of the year

An epic summer ride is an unforgettable experience. Anna Gardiner shows us how to get the most out of it

Rider climbs out the saddle in summer kit
(Image credit: Andy Jones for Future)

With midsummer upon us, the thrill of the long and winding road beckons for many. Whether you’re a seasoned cycling aficionado, or an enthusiastic weekend cyclist gearing up for your first epic journey, it’s essential to prepare body, bike and mind for the adventure. That’s why we’ve put together some top tips and invaluable advice to help you achieve your goals and prepare you for your longest ride of the year.

Before the ride

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Anna Gardiner
Freelance Writer

Anna Gardiner is a freelance writer,

soft-tissue therapist, and keen cyclist

and runner. She’s presently eyeing up

London to Brighton 2024 and

Chase the Sun 2025.