How to survive hard back-to-back days on the bike

Riding back-to-back days later in the year? We've got tips to help you to the finish line in the best shape possible...

Image: Andy McCandlish

Multi-day events are by nature hard on your body and mind – getting on your bike when your legs are already heavy can be tough, but the feeling of completing a mammoth back-to-back day event is hard to match with a 24-hour stint.

Success requires physical preparedness, mental toughness and a certain amount of attention to logistical detail.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.