It's less than 11 weeks till I tackle Ironman Wales.
Even though I have done plenty of Lido and lake swims (even rivers) I've not much sea swimming experience, other than a quick splash after a London-2-Brighton cycle.
I'd like to do at least 2 sea-swimming practices before so I can prepare myself for the waves and swell.
Can anyone recommend good places to do this?
Is there somewhere that is coached or supervised for sea swimming?
Ideally somewhere that is simple to get to from London for someone who doesn't have a car.
(i.e. doesn't require multiple trains, buses and a donkey trek to get to).
Thanks in advance.
Ben let me know when you're going, chances are I'll be busy/ injured, but if I'm around I'd love to join
Would definitely recommend the salty sea dog swims in Bournemouth - I did two of them the year I did Kalmar. It's 2 hours on the train from London and pretty cheap if you book the train in advance. Having said that I think there's one this Saturday which Neil and Caroline might be doing. And as Tony says its a lovely Iron distance ride back through the new forest (we only cycled the way back!)
Anyone fancy travelling down this Sat and cycling back?
Thanks for the info folks.
I'll probably do both this Saturday and also the August one.
I'm tempted to get the 6:30am train from Waterloo getting into Bournemouth for 8:43.
Then cycling back to London afterwards.
Matt, Lucy, are you thinking the same?
Sounds good - Do you have a satnav/garmin?
Bloody hell it's going to be an early start...I'll cycle from Herne Hill to Waterloo at 6am.
What sort of pace will you be cycling?
It's just the seafront at Boscombe where you would lock your bikes, but if you lock them all to each other and the railings I think it is unlikely they'll be nicked. You will have to ride back with all the locks though! Or if you can persuade a non-swimming cyclist to join you then they can keep an eye on them all ....