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Whats the longest distance you have ever cycled?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2 l04istanceinstance

    I think that break my PB!:)

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,777 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    95km, just warming up to be honest. Do feel to be able to do more would need a pitstop to unload fluids and reload foods.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,309 ✭✭✭✭Raam

    She sure will! In the meantime, I'll get in there with my 300km :-)

    Distance: 301.59km

    Moving Time: 11:30:55

    Elevation: 2,298m

    Weighted Avg Power: 178W

    Total Work: 6,400kJ

    Avg Speed: 26.2km/h

    MaxSpeed: 56.9km/h

    Elapsed Time: 12:22:35

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,221 ✭✭✭positron

    True, NamelessPhil will come along with 4 digit numbers as response.

    I thought my Drogheda-Buncrana rides would be my longest in around 220k mark, but strangely enough according to Strava it is the lap of Co. Louth, 216k, 10h55m, 1721m elevation (Clermont Carn) and a crash (into the back of a parked van, doh).

  • Registered Users Posts: 311 ✭✭strmin

    My longest was Evil 2021. 201 km. Couldn't look at my bike for a few days afterwards.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,570 ✭✭✭Wildly Boaring

    Ring of Kerry is 170km. That's my longest I reckon

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,096 ✭✭✭daragh_

    Boards Evil 2016 - 290.36 km with 5,641m, followed by the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge in 2019, 276.53 km with 4,348m.

    Longest time on the Bike would be the Race Around Ireland but that doesn't count as it was a relay.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭Morris Garren

    247km in the Tour of Flanders sportive; over 10 hours on the road, Paterberg @230+ km was like crawling up a wall carrying a bag of spuds behind me....

  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ARX

    300 km Vätternrundan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,993 ✭✭✭✭neris

    Back in 2010 about 230km. 15km cycle from home to start of an organised ride in city, 200km ride to finish in same location as start and 15km back home. Wicklow 200 in 2011 2nd longest and not done much over 100km in the last 10 years due to pure laziness and beer

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,206 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    220km from Strandhill, Sligo to Santry. On my old Tourer so was very comfortable for the day. Nice route. No challenging hills .Perfect weather for the day. Timed my stops wrong though. I did this in the immediate aftermath of a stag though, so was relying on luck more than sense to get me through.

  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭pairofpears

    220km on the Royal Canal a few weeks ago. Was walking like an old man after it but would do it again and push for longer distances.

    Does anyone bring some extra Chamois cream to reapply during a long ride like a 200km or more spin?

  • Registered Users Posts: 709 ✭✭✭wowy

    406km on a lap of Meath (including to & from my house in South Dublin). 15.58 moving, 19.42 total elapsed, and 12k cals. I'm doing all the Leinster counties, and this was the longest, but I had 4 300km+ days too. Just 1 county left, and I can't wait to be done.

    @pairofpears yeah, I bring some extra chamois cream for long days. I've been lucky and have avoided downpours, so haven't had to consider changes of kit, etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭pairofpears

    I must get a small tub to put some chamois cream in my saddle bag as the canal spin was a bit hard on me but you live and learn.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,257 ✭✭✭Mercian Pro

    243km around the Dublin border last September. I usually try to do a couple of 200s each year and hope to keep that up but have no real ambition to get to the 300 mark.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,864 ✭✭✭DaveyDave

    90km or so a few months after getting a road bike after two years on an MTB. First spin over my usual 40/50km, no gels or anything. Legs were knackered but also bonked. Was around 20km from home and in an urban area so lots of lights, roundabouts etc so couldn't even crawl home.

    Done a few 70-80km spins after but nothing major. I usually keep it short, 2-3 hours max.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,548 ✭✭✭meercat

    Celtic knot 1000km over 3days. 375km longest day

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 DeSpudPicker

    Class!!! how did you find this event? it is an event i was thinking about doing (prior to covid putting a halt to such travel)

    i've done 2 300k cycles. i do a good few 200k cycles but rarely go beyond that point.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,570 ✭✭✭Wildly Boaring

    Ah if we can count multiday

    I've done the C2C in 2.

    St Bees to Whitby - 270km. But we got a bit lost in Yorkshire so was nearer 290 😏

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,393 ✭✭✭Grassey

    198.9km.... did a 200k Audax, missed a turn and ended up shaving a bit off the distance by the time I rerouted... was too beat to be doing laps of the carpark to make up for it at the end🤣

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,808 ✭✭✭billyhead

    I reckon you have a rake of 200 or more Km rides under your belt. For me it was 230km.