Cycling for me has always been about adventure. There is something simple and pure about leaving the city and getting out for a ride. It’s our chance to escape – to forget about spreadsheets and budgets, and instead focus on the click of gear changes and the purr of rubber on bitumen.
I first came across the 60% rule back in my running days. One thing had led to another in the sport – and I soon found myself staring down the barrel of a 100km epic trail run. It was beyond anything I had ever prepared for, and I had no idea how to prepare for it – mentally or physically.