I’m looking for a route of a known course, preferably one in BestBikeSplit, maybe 120km I can ride mostly on the aerobars.
I’m on the Kent/London border so I have the Gauntlet/Bastion course nearby at Hever but it’s too hilly in my opinion for aero training.
for flat id typically do multiple laps of the Bexley 10 course, which is the Q10/24b but essentially up and down the road that runs past brands hatch. I just do roundabout to roundabout rather than the little loop at the end into Eynsford. false up flat towards meopham and fast as hell coming back.
very little in long flat routes around here though
Opposite corner of Kent to you and only 90km is the Marshman bike loop, it is on BBS.
as said above, the Marshman course is a possible option but if you bike generally around the Romney Marshes/Dungeness/Rye area you will get plenty of aero time as the place is pretty flat with no real hills to speak off until you move inland northwards. you will also get the added bonus of plenty of wind to challenge yourself. I did a lot of my IM Florida training around this area to replicate the flatness of that event - seemed to work OK as I got a huge PB there!
Really dull but high quality for holding the position is the turbo. Did 6 hours and 3 movies once!
Yeah I do plenty on the turbo, but what I’m looking for is lining up my performance to BestBikeSplit so I’m better able to prepare for races. For some time BBS has predicted much faster times and I’ve played with all the settings enough so it’s time to start figuring out what’s actually hindering my performances beyond my w/kg.
Try east of Tonbridge out to Headcorn and Smarden. Flat as you like and easy to get in a 70K loop.
That could be good for me, cheers.
My club has a 10TT in East Peckham next Thursday if I can get to it. Short, but organised so should be safer.
As mentioned you’ve got a loop that the Marshman and Q100 uses.
Head towards Brooklands / Rye
Left at East Guideford
Follow along to Camber.
Follow road to Lydd.
Left at the end of the really bumpy road
Over the mini RAB
Right at T-Junction and over the bridge.
Follow to the end (past the airport)
Left at T-Junction and back to the Brenzett RAB
It’s about 22 miles per lap
you could add an extension or 2 to that route by turning right at the mini RAB in Lydd and head toward Dungeness, left through Greatstone/Littlestone, left towards New Romney, pick up the A259 back towards Brenzett.
also from Brenzett RAB head towards Appledore, pick up the Military Canal Road to Rye, left towards East Guldeford and then right to Camber as above.
We do a 9 mile flat Loop around Marden. All left hand turns. It’s about 12 mile from Tonbridge