Ah right, from the aww shucks statement earlier I thought the layed-on transport wasn’t to get people back to he start; which would be odd! People are much more likely to enter if they’ve made the return logistics easy.
Nope, never done an ultra. I think the likes of Celtman and Fred Whitton are my longest cycles at ~200k. I’ve done lots of multi-day cycle camps and tours of the NC500, but nothing remotely like Badlands. It would have been a big shock. I skimmed the website and it didn’t mention any pre-requisites, which surprised me. There were no questions on the entry form about what are your palmares. If they’d said “show us on Strava where you’ve dome a 200 mile ride in last 12 months” then I’d have gone out and done one
The guys I ride with are talking about doing Leeds to Liverpool via the canal, sleep over after a few beers and then train back. I am thinking of riding there and back, sleeping there obviously. Should be about 210-220km each way.
The Heb is a 2 day groad cycling even with some hill running thrown in, located in the Hebrides. But it’s not yet being advertised for 2024. Sort of a lightweight adventure race. I need to Google some ultra cycling events and see what’s out there.