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30/10/2018 at 17:37

If Im racing in a draft legal event then I'm going to sit on the wheel of any good cyclist that I can , hopefully saving myself for the run and hopefully finish before the better cyclist that has done all the work, why wouldn't I if I wanted a win. 


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25/08/2018 at 19:34

Are you a mountain biker? If so Cross Triathlon or Cross Duathlon is your best chance of qualifying for Team GB. there are no qualifying races as such but selection is from previous races you have competed in the previous 12 months.

Middle distance is the next choice has again  there are no qualifying races but you still have to meet selection criteria from any previous race in the preceding 12 months.

For World Championship events  your selection finishing time has to be within 115% of the Age Group winner.

For European Championship events your selection finishing time has to be within 120% of the Age group winner

More info here 


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27/04/2018 at 19:28

The main problem with flying anywhere and taking your bike is that different airlines have different rules and costs for taking your bike.

I've flown to Auckland NZ with my bike,flying with Emirates, they allowed 30kg luggage, so for me and my wife, the allowance was 60kg. If your bike comes within that total allowance which mine did there was no added cost.

I flew to Hawaii in 2016 and Chattanooga in 2017 with Delta Airlines .It was going to cost me $150 each way to take my bike so I opted to rent a bike instead. It was brilliant to travel hassle free without the bike.  I pre booked a rental bike for  Hawaii cheaper than taking my own bike out but it wasn't brilliant spec but the rented bike in Chattanooga was a top spec unridden Quintana Roo PR5 but that did cost more but well worth it.

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24/04/2018 at 12:39

Unfortunately there is not a huge market for off road events in UK.

There is a closed facebook group for off road enthusiasts "XTrihub" which is run by Team GB off road age group manager Marc Preece which as  info on the off road scene.



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14/11/2017 at 18:37

Good luck with your Ironman journey, 

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26/06/2017 at 20:57
There is an 8 week 70.3 training plan in this July issue of 220 mag. see conversation
29/05/2017 at 21:07

Why not use the "Find an Event" on the British Triathlon web site

or the event finder on Tri 247 website

You can then find Triathlon events nationwide and not just in and aroud London




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16/05/2017 at 18:47

I use Baby oil.

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30/01/2017 at 14:48
Cancelled again!!!!!!!! see conversation
21/01/2017 at 13:57

If you only been riding MTB then I think a road bike would be better for you than a TT bike. Then after you get use to riding road, a set of clip on aero bars and you good to go for IM. You should be able to stay within your budget for a road bike but the most important thing is that the bike is the correct fit for you so worth checking out bike shops for their advice on sizing. I'm an Xterra competitor and riding road definitely helps my off road speed.

Good luck in your bike search and hope you enjoy your Ironman journey.

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