Having decided about this time last year to enter my first triathlon in 2017, I completed the sprint distance at Blenheim and the Olympic distance at London. Having definitely caught the bug, I am planning on stepping up to the half ironman distance next year, and have a couple of queries.
I currently have a Canondale CAAD8 road bike, bought about a year ago. Is a tri bike essential at the half iron distance or would adding aero bars be a cheaper alternative?
I’m also looking for recommendations on UK based events. I live in Cambridgeshire, and travelling to train is difficult, so not too much climbing on the bike leg is preferable. Any suggestions for a well run event and picturesque setting? Happy to travel for an event, and I see that Lakesman has a half next year, which has caught my eye.
Any other tips?