Under two weeks to go to the C2K but don’t panic !!
Haven’t done enough training yet ? Well I can tell you from experience that any training is better than nothing. The more you put into it now, the less tired you will be at the end of the day and you will be able to kick back with new and old friends. The main thing right now is to get in at least one long ride, around 80km. This will give you an indication of how comfortable you will be on the bike for a long period of time. You need a good comfortable seat and good padded gloves. But don’t forget to take regular breaks because on the road ride you will stop every 20kms for drinks, snacks and about 15 minutes to stretch and walk around.
Going up the range from Cairns is a bit of an effort, so you do want to be doing some hills in your training. Over the range is undulating, so we don’t get flat ground until Day 3.
The rest of the days can be long and hot, so doing a big ride now will give you an idea of what you are in for.
You also want to be checking your bike for anything that needs fixing or replacing. Having a service is also a good idea.
For those who can’t be without their social media (like me), you need the Telstra network. If you are not with them grab a Prepaid SIM for a month to use during the ride.
Regarding clothes and shelter, the first two days and nights can be cool and wet. After that it’s shorts, t-shirts and clear skies the rest of the way.
Also don’t forget those donations. They are greatly appreciated and you will meet some of the kids we are helping along the way.
See you there !!