International Ironman Advice?
I'm a newbie when it comes to Ironman and Triathlon, however I have signed up to my first Ironman (UK) for this July. Over recent weeks I have been reading Martyn Brunts' Accidental Ironman which I enjoyed and it has given me the urge to book an Ironman for 2017 before seeing how I get on at the UK one. The one I am looking at booking is New Zealand and for a number of reasons which include - It's a beautiful country, it's a fast course (from what I've read) and I have family who live not far away from Taupo.
Does anyone have any advice regarding racing overseas? Also any advice with regards to travelling with a bike? (if I book through Skyscanner and I use 2 airlines as part of the change over flights do I pay separately for the Bike carriage?)
The same questions are based around any international travel for races as if I enjoy July then I will be looking to book a 3rd for later in the year 2017.
Thanks for any help