- 500 Mile a month.
I will join you on that buddy ……. I’ve managed 500 miles a month a couple of times in the last 2 years since I have started cycling ‘properly’…. Both months being on holiday……
Don’t know realistically how likely it is I will do it but a good target anyways!
Set up a Strava or Endomondo group ?Posted 4 years agoimnotverygoodSubscriber
Good luck with that. It is quite a big total to try for in the winter. I tried something similar a few years ago and found it was easier to do if you aim for that as an average monthly total for the year. That way if you have a bad month due to illness/bad weather etc you can catch up later and can still stick to your resolution.Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
I was just about to say something similar on the average riding needed to hit the goal. just over 7 hours a week on the bike (assuming this is on the road and 16mph average speed). Is this on the road Ton? Riding 7 hours a week on average doesn’t sound like much but a bad few weeks can be hard to make up for. All the best TonPosted 4 years agoTracker1972Member
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Serious question, why?
Wear tear infection etc etc. Ride for fun not quantity.
Serious answer, because he wants to, and that makes it fun? I would if I could so I will join the Endomondo challenge and fail miserably to make 500 miles a month thanks to idleness/work/kids/alltheotherexcusesyoucanthinkof but will enjoy watching 🙂Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
wonder how long before the German and Spanish endomondo trophy hunters join the group too? 😉
may join but I won’t be doing 500x12miles, but could act as the sweeper in last place. Anyone behind me will have to pull their finger out and JGOAR to have any pride.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Big challenge!! Best of luck. I’ve only once managed to average 500 miles a month over a year. I barely made half that in 2013 (though the vast majority were off-road this time).
Challenges are great. They give you incentive. I (only just) managed the bivvy-a-month thing for 2013 and will be repeating it this year.Posted 4 years agogravitysucksMember
Ok, would love to get on this but health has been a mare dealing with the arse end of meningitis
Reckon I could potentially do it if I could Include static miles like turbo, gym bike or spinning classes.
I’ve just joined the gym to try and regulate my excercise more. Up to now I struggled to get out as my immune system is pants and it’s been to cold and dark (used to do loads of night riding 🙁 ). It’s been a hard winter and I’m massively off the pace and put on a stone +.
Having a goal like this will help to motivate me to keep the exercise up even when I feel too rubbish to be outside on a proper bike.
So what you reckon lads. Room for a bit of nesh lad in your 500 club?Posted 4 years agoGary_MMember
500 miles a month can be difficult to do in December and January if its a cold winter. Why not aim for 6000
A year with the plan to do 3000 by end of June.
December was good though and only the wind towards the end of the month kept me off the bike for a couple of days.Posted 4 years agoIanWMember
When I was just mtb’ing at the weekend a full week of commuting or a lengthy road ride would leave me feeling run down. After doing more miles last year(in the region of 500 per month) I feel much more resilient and no more likely to get ill or anything.Posted 4 years ago
Weather and daylight though make it difficult to get the miles in through winter. So to plan for that and build some fitness I would suggest 300,300,400,500,600,700,700,700,600,500,400,300 or similar.tadpoleMember
I’ve just set myself the same 500 mile goal! Did a 1000 mile November before last, it was a bit time consuming, so rattled off some bigger days to cover days when I knew I would be too busy to get out on bike. Didn’t think of it as a chore at all, enjoyed being out on bike!Posted 4 years agoBuzzlightyearMember
I agree in the winter it is pretty hard to average that, I average that in the summer but have struggled since October.
There is a endomondo winter challenge running already in this thread,(just commuting though):Posted 4 years agomattsccmMember
Takes time. did 6200 in 2012 with the last 2 weeks in hospital and several very poor weeks due to weather. that can really mess the averages. Did 6001 in 2013, last 25 yesterday. that was starting on Feb 1st after a month post hospital rest, several low weeks and nothing Xmas week.Posted 4 years ago
It really needs going out at every opportunity.
Why not? I’ll be aiming for 6500 this yearcookeaaSubscriber
This is a good goal to set and one I think I might have to adopt for myself. 125 miles a week is certainly doable, but it only takes one week of sketchy planning/illness/emergencies to knacker that monthly goal so I might gun for 500 a month with a lower “acceptable minimum” goal of 400 miles a month, which would still need me to top 125 a week for the remaining three, just because the rest of my life can get a bit in the way sometimes.
Good idea OP.Posted 4 years ago
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