Having worked with a coach for a little while now, both he and I are in agreement that I need a somewhat competitive goal to work towards. I last actually raced the best part of 20 years ago, and tbh the thought of crits or similar really doesn’t appeal any longer. Most fondos are heavily over subscribed in the UK at the moment, and the logistics of travelling long distances to ride for a day are not a great fit with family arrangements (and with the huge prices/zero availability of UK hotels currently, too)
So, especially given my strength these days seems to be 30 minute to 90 minute steady efforts, and that I could hopefully see good progress over the 25 mile distance on a 10 hour training week (which I can commit to fairly easily) I’m seriously thinking about trying tt-ing. I’m aware the season’s pretty much over for this year, but the thought process is to get in 5-6 months relatively ‘specialised’ training, dial in the bike, then give it a proper go next year.
There seem to be some perfectly serviceable entry-level second-hand bikes around for reasonable money, and the training side will be covered, but I’d be very grateful for any tips and advice for new tt-ers from anyone (especially in the UK).
Thanks in advance.