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.
Simon Doughty is a professional cycling coach and writer. He has toured extensively and competed in most cycling disciplines, twice ridden the prestigious Paris- Brest-Paris randonnee, and crewed in the Race Across America. Under Simon's guidance riders have won medals and set national and world records in road, track, mountain-biking and cyclo-cross events.