Episode 88

Summer Series: LEJOG bike touring: Jordan Blanco

In part 2 of the Summer Series 2021, we hear about going on a semi-organised bike journey with Jordan Blanco. If you fancy giving bike touring a go, but you're not sure about carrying lots of kit, camping at night or planning your own route, then there are loads of companies that run organised or semi-organised trips and take the stress away, so all you need to do is focus on the cycling and your surroundings. Triathlete and coach Jordan Blanco did an organised ride from Land's End to John O'Groats in the summer of 2019.

You'll hear:

05:05 Do you need to train to ride 100 miles a day, for ten days?

06:15 Why Jordan chose a semi-organised trip and what she needed to carry day-to-day on the bike

09:50 Should you stay in B and Bs and hotels or should you camp when you're cycle touring?

11:50 Why does Jordan enjoy cycling adventures, rather than just triathlon training 'there's nothing like being on your bike to see places and connect with places. It's getting to experience the people too. You're much less intimidating when you're on a bike"

14:50 The appeal of cycling a country end to end

18:20 Jordan says make sure your kit is as ready for the adventure as you are.

20:10 How to prevent saddle sores and sore bottoms when you're cycle touring

28:10 Why Jordan thinks she'll be more focussed on destination cycling more than trying to qualifying for Kona going forwards.

29:30 Why cycle touring can be a key part of your triathlon training "I've had my best races off the bike of some high volume cycling. If you can go somewhere else and see something new, go for it and integrate it into your training."

Find out more about this week's guests

Jordan Blanco Twitter

Skedaddle - the company Jordan used for her trip

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Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond