Competition - endurance rides
by Simon Doughty
For some cyclists, a 2 hr ride is a warm-up. Stage races like the Tour de France consist of 3 weeks of 6 or 7 hour days. Time triallists can compete for 12- or 24-hours non-stop, and the really dedicated endurance cyclists tackle 3000 miles of non-stop racing across the USA. Simon Doughty has experience of these ultra distance events as rider, coach and crew.