How to cycle 100km in a day… August 21, 2015 How to cycle 100km+ in a day The beauty of cycling long distance in a day is that you can always pull over and grab a coffee from most places. There is no rush if distance is your aim and time is on your side. The best thing to do is plan well and break it down into smaller rides.If, physically, walking to the mail box has you chasing your breath, you may want to tackle smaller distances to start with. It’s always a good idea to know whether your limitations are physical (getting a sore ass), cardio (just slow down a bit if your puffed) or mental (practice some mind over matter). Choose a route that is easy Cycling 100km can be challenging enough, so don’t let a climb or challenging terrain make it any more difficult that it needs to be. Know how to pace yourself If you think that pulling over for a coffee and a rest is going to get you through, then it probably will. Cycle at a pace that is comfortable enough for you to hold a conversation and ride at the same time. Check the wind direction Cycling all day into a strong head wind is about as much fun as a broken spoke and a flat tyre. Check the weather forecast for wind as much as rain. It can make all the difference.