You’re going to need a base and then some for this years ride. The profile is deceiving. The closer you get the harder this will kick your ass.
If you’re limited to an indoor trainer here’s some cannon fodder. (If you’re not into Zwift or Trainer Road.)
You could also just enter Peaks Challenge for the warm up… what’s 5000m vertical between mates after all?
We’re going to post some more tips for training over the next while so stay tuned.