My longest-ever bike ride is in two weeks, this is how I'm preparing for it

A rider choosing a workout on MyWhoosh
(Image credit: Sam Gupta)

In just over two weeks I will be starting the longest and toughest bike ride I’ve ever attempted. No, I haven't won some sort of raffle to have a crack at the neutral zone of Stage 1 of the Tour de France, which happens to start on the same day. Jokes aside, I will be heading to Switzerland to take on the Bern to Zermatt edition of the Chasing Cancellara ride series. 

Founded several years ago by retired ex-Olympic and World Champion, not to mention Classics superstar, Fabian Cancellara. Several fondo-style events make up the series each year giving riders a solid challenge and the chance to ride alongside the man himself. Of these, The Bern-Zermatt edition which I will be tackling is the longest this year at 300 kilometres. 

Tom Wieckowski
Tech writer

Tom joined the Cyclingnews team in late 2022 as tech writer. Tom has over 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic with 5 or so of those being spent running an independent workshop. Tom has ridden and raced bikes from an early age up to a national level on the road and track and has ridden and competed in most disciplines, even the odd bit of bike polo. Tom is as happy tinkering away in the garage as he is out on the road bike exploring the Worcestershire lanes.