Packed with straightforward information, The Long Distance Cyclist's Handbook details the preparation and equipment needed to take a novice from the challenge of a 50-mile charity ride to gearing up and comfortably covering 66 km in a weekend randonnee. It also tackles marathon events such as 12-hour time trials, and the ultimate test - the 3000-mile Race Across America.
Fully updated, this is essential reading for anyone contemplating a cycling holiday or any challenge that takes you outside your usual comfort zone. It brings you the most up-to-date information on training, technique, nutrition, health and travel, and combines the latest in sports science research with years of experience cycling beyond the horizon.
"There is no other book written in the last ten or fifteen years detailing the up-to-date knowledge, technology, style and opportunities in cycling but The Long Distance Cyclists' Handbook brings all of this within the grasp of any cyclist wishing to extend their personal horizons either for pleasure or competition."-Rocco Richardson, Chairman, Audax UK "Brings [up-to-date knowledge, technology, style, and opportunities in cycling] withing the grasp of any cyclist. . . "--Rocco Richardson, Chairman, "Audax UK