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Preperation Time

By Paul Errington
20, Mar, 2014

Getting set for a multi-day Israel ride

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Winter traditionally for most is a time to take stock and put in the groundwork for forthcoming plans of adventure. Whether the groundwork involves developing fitness or a lighter bikepacking rig, someone passionate about cycling never really sees any real downtime... we eat and sleep these adventures from inception to final blog entry.

The start of my year saw my focus shifted from dreams of 2 wheeled adventures to those on 2 skis, with a fresh and exciting challenge on cross country skis planned.  When the final goal of all the training and preperation evaporated through an event cancellation disappointment was soon overcome by a refocus on the next upcoming challenge.

I had always planned that 2014 was going to be a year I didn't pack a bike and travel to ride, after all the UK has so much to offer a rider of any kind of bike. With little notice an event that I guess had always been at the back of my mind, became very much 'going to happen' and before I knew it flights were booked and within a day of deciding I was going to race across Israel!!

Israel even for those challenged by geography is not in the UK so travel was going to happen, but then it always does... best laid plans and all that.

In 2014 the first Holyland MTB Challenge takes place.  Starting in the very north of Israel and finishing in the south... the route traverses a variety of terrain from the green north to the desert in the south all the while immersed in an exciting mix of modern and historical settings. 

Hop over to my blog for more

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