100 miles cycling in a day completed !! (My Stops and feeds)

Introduction

Last Tuesday, 9th June 2020, I made the absolute most of my unlimited daily exercise, by attempting 100 miles of cycling.

Nutrition during

I completed the challenge, but would recommend a different nutrition snack, rather than the popcorn bars I chose.

They caused some stomach discomfort, which wasn’t ideal for a ride of this demanding nature.

Hydration during

Please, please, please, remember to drink a lot.

I had 1.5 litres of water to complete this ride, but you could enrich the water, and should consume more than this to stay hydrated. At least 2 litres I would suggest.

On an endnote: If you are not a regular cyclist, please build up gradually to this mileage. I have been cycling 50-100 miles per week outdoors, for around 5 years prior to attempting this.

Here is how it went (link here to full activity : https://www.strava.com/activities/3588168706)

Build up

After building up with a 56 mile ride / 76 mile ride/ and then a 50% normal training week, which for me is 50 miles, I attempted the 100 mile solo bike ride in 24 hours challenge, on my road bike.

(Please note: Stop information is approximate and varied due to road safety)

Stop information

Stop 1- (7 minutes) at 25 miles: 90 calories

Food= 84 calories/1 bar/ 21g ( Fibre one milk Chocolate popcorn bar Tesco)

Drink= approx 500ml water

Stop 2- (7 minutes) at 50 miles:

Food= 84 calories/1 bar/ 21g ( Fibre one milk Chocolate popcorn bar Tesco)

Drink= approx 500ml water

Stop 3- (7 minutes) at 75 miles:

Food= 84 calories/1 bar/ 21g ( Fibre one milk Chocolate popcorn bar Tesco)

Drink= approx 500ml water

How it felt

*The first 20 miles felt quite comfortable.

*At around 45 miles, my knees began to ache slightly / stomach felt a bit dodgy*

*80 miles I began watch watching, indicating mental and physical fatigue. I had to modify the route to increase mileage slightly / stomach not overly calm

*90 miles legs (mostly knees) were aching badly at this point, up any sort of incline. I used momentum where I could to roll closer to the finish / stomach settled by this point

Aftermath

1 Slept an average of 11 hours for the next 2 nights. Back to normal sleep time by Friday. (FYI The ride was on Tuesday).

2 Increased calories slightly at every meal until fatigue lowered.

3 Next workout was 22 miles on Friday 12th June.

Cost of nutrition was £1 total: Get it here https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/301045279

Summary

I completed the ride in under 8 hours. Moving time was  7 hr 3, 3000 calories approx, and 14 mph average speed approx.

Whilst my nutrition wasn’t perfect, the build up worked, and ultimately the challenge was completed successfully on my first attempt !!

Important links

THE RIDE HERE: https://www.strava.com/activities/3588168706

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My cycling profile https://www.strava.com/athletes/1919862

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My last fitness challenge (50,000 steps in 24 hours walked in my back-garden)

: https://reasea.org/2020/04/10/50000-steps-or-25-miles-walked-in-one-single-day/

Nutrition for ultra endurance walking

: https://reasea.org/2020/04/17/50000-steps-fuelled-eat-to-walk-25-miles-in-24-hours/

Photo credits: reaseaorg from my 2019 trip to Newmarket …

Edits: Reaseaorg June 2020

Tags: 100 miles, in one day, Ben hattrell, endurance cycling, first cycle century, fibre one, energy bars, feed stops, hydration, physical challenge, lockdown easing, reaseaorg, reasonedandseasoned,

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