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Announcing The Grimpeur’s Guide To Riding Your First Long Sportive

First Long Sportive Cover

I am pleased to announce that I’ve finally pulled my finger out and produced a little je ne sais quoi for my ever-suffering reader base.

Actually, I do know what it is. It’s my free (yes, FREE!) guide to riding your first imperial century.

It’s called:

“4 Steps To Your First Long Distance Sportive: Conquer Your Fears, Supercharge Your Performance, Enjoy Your Day”

What Is It?

As the name suggests, it’s a guide aimed at helping you prepare for, complete and enjoy your first long distance sportive.

I completed my first ‘Imperial Century’ (the cycling term for a 100-mile bike ride) at the beginning of August 2013 by participating in the inaugural RideLondon 100. This guide is based on all that I learnt in preparing for, and finishing, that event.

Whilst it’s based on my experiences undertaking a 100-mile event, the advice is valid for other distances as well (well, maybe not for a track sprint).

Who Should Read It?

Everyone. Or at least you (yes, you!).

The guide aims to help anyone who has entered (or is considering entering) a long-distance sportive and would like some sensible advice on what to do next.

I am still at the beginning of my road cycling journey. I wrote this guide within weeks of finishing my first century. The concerns of novice riders are still fresh in my mind.

What If I’ve Already Completed A Long Sportive?

Well, you don’t have to read it then.

It is written by me though. If you like my writing and you like sportives then I hope you’ll enjoy the guide.

Who knows, maybe there’ll be something in it that you find useful.

Wait! There Are Bonuses!

Everyone loves a bonus (particularly those in my old profession).

In this case, there are two.

In addition to the (excellent) guide, I’ve provided:

  1. my checklists for what I wore and took with me on RideLondon (updated to reflect what I actually used); and
  2. a ‘somewhat questionable’ set of guidelines for how best to spend the night before your first long distance sportive.

It’s A Deal. It’s A Steal. It’s The Sale Of The Fugging Century (Ride)

Did I mention that it’s FREE!

All you have to do to gain access to my guide is to sign up to the Grimpeur Heureux email list.

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In addition to getting 4 Steps To Your First Long Distance Sportive, you’ll also receive notifications of new Grimpeur blog posts as well as future goodies that I’ll share only with email subscribers.

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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Stu Sklinar August 30, 2013, 8:49 am

    I’ll give it a good read and give some feedback… I’ll warn you though – I’m a tough critique!

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