- 2016 distance cycled – target met?
I set myself a target to ride 10,000km in 2016 and managed to reach it this morning with a couple of weeks to spare. Quite happy with that, but I do feel pretty knackered. Admittedly most of it is through commuting, but has meant plenty of circuitous routes to and from work.
What targets has everyone else set themselves and have you made it?
S.Posted 1 year agonedrapierSubscriber
My cycling’s mostly sub 15 mile blasts round the hills, once or twice a week, with an occasional 40-70 mile ride. plus a whopping 5 miles a day commuting. So not doing big miles to start with.
I was ramping up for some big rides in the summer, then spangled my shoulder. 5 month hole.Posted 1 year agoqtipSubscriber
I set myself the same target. I thought that the arrival of mini-QTip in July might have put a spanner in the works, but thanks to a decent length commute I met my target last month. Up to 11,154 km now. Unfortunately, only 323 of those km have been on the mountain bike.
My aim for next year will be 10,000 km again but with significantly more off-road. I’d love to reach 2015’s off-road total of 1500 km but the combination of parental responsibilities and having moved to somewhere with no local trails means that’s unlikely.Posted 1 year agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Unsure of my actual total.
A fraction under 5000 miles on Strava which I’ll easily get to thanks to the Festive 500.
It would have been 6000 miles had I done LEJOG as planned but I had to pull out of that one. 🙁
I never strava my commutes; I did start keeping a record of them but that soon fell by the wayside. However at 16 miles each way, it’s roughly another 800-1000 miles in a year (I don’t ride each way every day) plus track cycling which is even more difficult to esitimate – average of 25-30 miles a session is about 500 miles a year but that could easily be out by a fair chunk.Posted 1 year agoscudMember
Kind of, my target was to commute to work by bike from November 16th 2015, if i did every day i would exceed 10000 miles for the year, but with holiday and daughter being off ill for a period, i clocked 8592 up til that date this year and will have clocked over 10000 by end of this year of the 13 1/2 months.
I’d like to say i felt like i was some sort of awesome athlete now, but after the initial weight loss and increase in aerobic fitness, i’ve actually just got really good at riding that route at 14-15mph and weight loss plateau’edPosted 1 year agoprawnyMember
I put down 10,000 miles on strava on a whim at the start of the year, been playing catchup ever since.
Might just nick 9000 miles by NYE, if I take a couple of long routes in next week and the week after.
I quite fancy a rapha roundel on my bag so I might have a good crack at the festive 500 this year.Posted 1 year agofifeandyMember
Yes, I went passed my target last night 🙂
Wasn’t really a strict target, but wanted to increase my hours by 10% which gave a target of 361hrs (which has also taken me just over 5000mi). I should easily make 365hrs to give me an hour a day average before the end of the year.
Next year will be looking for +10% more again which may be slightly harder.Posted 1 year agophiljuniorMember
I aimed to have fun. Despite some other aspects of my life being a bit stressful this year, I managed. So yeah, I hit my target despite being off the bike for a month and restricted to road only for another month.Posted 1 year ago
4982 Strava miles so far this year. And they’re the only ones that count, right?freeagentMember
3000 mile target.
Currently at 2800 with a very busy two weeks coming up.
I’m going to try, but don’t think i’ll make it – ultimately spending time with the wife/kids is more important than hammering out empty miles to chase a total that only matters to me.
However cycling might help keep the Christmas weight gain at bay..
Was really on target until early Oct when I had a nasty cold which kept me off the bike for a couple of weeks, followed by working away a lot in Nov.
Next year the target will be 3000 again – not sure I can do much more with my job/family commitments.Posted 1 year agowhitestoneMember
Have done over 10,000Km for the past three years but have only just got over 9000Km for this year. Not sure of the split – I noted the distances for each bike at the end of last year but those are at home but at a guess I’ve done more off-road this year.
If I commuted by bike every day then 10,000Km would be done and dusted but I think it would wear me down.
Edit: on a 2017 targets thread on the BB forum someone mentioned doing a (imperial) century ride every week – that’s got to be hard work.Posted 1 year agoprawnyMemberrussyhSubscriber
I’m very gutted! I set a target of 2000 off road miles for 2016 and I look set to hit around 1900. Tempted to drag the road bike out to hit the number, but that would be cheating. I am definitely going to hit the number next year. But will have to raise the target as I am planning on starting road again next yearPosted 1 year agowhitestoneMember
@flange – most of my weekend off-road rides are long XC rather than doing a loop round the local trail centre so it’s not too hard to do. My commute is 21Km each way so a week of that is 210Km but more likely 168Km as I’ll only ride four days. During summer two rides adding up to 200Km at the weekend (one will likely be road), the distance soon mounts up. This time of year 160Km per week is fine.Posted 1 year agoianfitzMember
Didn’t have a target but I hit 10,000 for the year at glentress on Tuesday. I’ve ridden more road this year but still only 1200, the rest is on a mountain bike. Rode just over 10,000 last year too.
VeloViewer is great for geeking out! Currently on 10,098km/192,000m in 687 hours. Longest ride was last ‘day’ of the highland trail 550. 300km/7100m in 35:30Posted 1 year ago
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