This is a little further than I have ridden before. About 43km more. Or to put it another way just under 2 hours more.
It is also at night.
So 200km at night. Why would anyone do that?
Because we can. Because I can imagine what it feels like to cycle through the darkest hours of the day. trying to eat a flapjack in a pitch black country lane.What it must be like to feel the first rays of sun on your face as you see the sun come over the horizon about 7 hours in.To eat a portion of chips for breakfast soaking wet because I've just been swimming fully clothed. Snoozing on the bus back.
There are a couple of stops during the night to pick up more food and water but It's probably 9-10 hours cycling. This is either going to burn...
a)6990Kcal using a weight*distance*kcal per lb/mile. Or
b)4000Kcal using 400 Kcal an hour
Luckily I'm carrying about 30,000 spare Kcals in a handy front mounted storage container (Or belly)
My bike has been serviced by the lovely people at Comptons. It's been reshod following advice from the guys at 2 wheels Good. I've got a possy of people to ride with. Now I only have to decide what to wear for the ride.