Any hints or tips would be gratefully accepted.
Hints and tips that might be recumbent specific are difficult to think of in all honesty.
Although not mountainous PBP is most defintiely not flat, and when you start to get tired those hills begin to bite, so do lots of hill climbing as preparation. I found it quite tough, but that's not a recumbent issue, I'd have found it tough on a DF too, I'm not a fast cyclist over a long distance.
I did 2007 on a recumbent, bit of a knocked up hammer and nails home-jobbie, so it wasn't exactly the most efficient in terms of power transfer, but I did enjoy the registration day - loads of wonderful machines to cast your eye over. Some pretty decent recumbent riders out there too.
The idea was, by 2011, to have built my first carbon fibre recumbent and be riding that. Sadly this last year has been taken up with other issues and at the moment the epoxy is now out of date and sitting in my neighbours shed and the cloth is still in the loft
After what's been going on privately, it would do me good to have a goal, something to aim for, the discapline might do me good. That clock is ticking well fast now though....
Steve, do you know Jan in Denmark? I know, that's a bit like somebody asking me if I know Bob in Macclesfield, but Jan goes under the name of FlatlandRider on BentReader Online and wrote a report of PBP 2007 rode on a VK2. The link
for his report on Brol is dead now, but it might be worth tracking him down [assuming you do most of your riding in Denmark?]
edit: Jan was with another Danish lad, Tom, who rode a Baron. They were also both a lot quicker than me