I’m looking for a little help from anybody with experience of ultra cycling events to help me put a training plan together. I want to ride this event (http://www.ride24hr.com/2newcastle.php
) next year. In reality I’m just a newbie in regards to cycling. I started cycling last July when I was overweight. Starting with just 5K rides, slowly but surely increasing my rides, I lost five and a half stones and completed the Deloite Ride Across Britain 990 miles in nine days, although being honest it nearly killed me, or at least it felt like it.
I class myself as a “plodder” and it seems my existing training is simple training my body to ride longer but slowly. I’m very lucky as I’m semi retired and live in south east Spain so I can ride all winter long so just need some guidance.
Could someone advise me on what training I should now be doing to target the London to Newcastle ride which will also help me increase my speed and endurance.