Poll: How Long Is A Ride?

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Some of you are doing 30 Days Of Biking, some of you are just emerging from hibernation, some of you are carrying on as normal. But what is normal? How long is a ride?

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A quick play?

20 minutes before or after work?

A morning at a local trail centre?

A huge day out in the mountains?

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A day out?

We’re not counting the 5 minute spin on a shopper down to the pub (though that does count for the 30 Days of Biking crew, they’ll be relieved to hear by the time they gets to the end of the month!). We’re wondering about mountain bike rides. It doesn’t matter if getting ready – or cleaning up afterwards – was longer than the ride itself. It doesn’t matter if you had pedal assist, uplift, or a whole family in tow.

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A family outing?

We don’t care how far you went, we’re interested in how long you were out on those trails. Was it a two-sandwich day out, or a tools only (you did take tools, right?) short spin?

Rides with knobbly tyres, off road, and flat bars all count, and we want to know.

How long was your last mountain bike ride? No cheating: even if you usually do an 8 hour epic but just this once you had an hour long spin, we want the last ride data. It’s, like, scientific and that. Don’t skew the results.

Tell us here by answering our poll.

How long was your last MTB ride? We want your last ride even if it was shorter/longer than usual.

  • 2-4 hours (39%, 287 Votes)
  • 1-2 hours (35%, 258 Votes)
  • 4-6 hours (13%, 94 Votes)
  • Under 1 hour (7%, 52 Votes)
  • 6-8 hours (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Over 8 hours (1%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 731

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Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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