I appreciate this might be a 'how long is a piece of string' type question, but any help would still be appreciated.
So I quite fancy the idea of doing kielder this year, but having never ridden that far I don't know the size of the commitment I'd need to make to train for it. My aim would be just to finish.
I've ridden one 50 mile mtb ride last year - I struggled after about 30-35 and crawled home just shy of 7 hours - which was a reality check as I know that's some way short of kielder pace and only half the distance.
I'd prefer to steer clear of long mtb rides for training because its hard going on me and the bike.. so building up endurance on the road (which is fairly new to me)... what sort of distances / times should I be aiming for ? 150 miles?
Any advice would be welcome