- 500 Mile a month.
150 road miles a week, commuting plus a couple of hours midweek ride.Posted 3 years ago
Maybe 20-30 off road at w/e, certainly my biggest year for a while and last few weeks it’s starting to bite – 6am zombie mode, glad the roads are quiet that early as some days I get to work and can’t remember the ride in at all.
Never been more bike fit though and hoping to keep going through winter 🙂bikebouyMember
I’m cracking on, but I’m not chasing the miles. Most of my riding now is broken into either training or riding new places. Gone are the miles for building core fitness, replaced with smiles for training and shorter intensive routines or riding places I’ve never been before taking routes off my Garmin to ride.
So whilst I’m cracking it out every day, I’m not logging miles anymore 😀Posted 3 years agodisco_stuMember
500km a month I’ve found quite easy to do, the step up to 500 miles a month I’ve found difficult. I commute pretty much every day but have found it tough to get motivated for the extra miles in at the weekend.Posted 3 years ago
Planning to do a few events to help with motivation so is this going to run next year?
5779.4 road miles for me so far, riding today so another 20 miles to add to that by the time I get home. Excluding December I’ve averaged 506 miles a month with a only a couple of months where I haven’t ridden more than 500.
My target was always 6000 road miles for the year anyway, rather than 500 a month.
So after today I’ll have 200 miles to do which is easily achievable as long as the ice doesn’t return. I couldn’t ride at all last week due to ice and snow but will have done 160 this week and I should be out at the weekend too.Posted 3 years ago
Last ride of the year done and total is 6,020.66 miles, 72,220m ascent.
I’ve felt fitter in the last quarter of the year than I’ve ever felt, enjoyed every ride even in the pissing rain and howling headwinds and had a great winter so far.
Monthly average is 501.7 and I did have a few months where I didn’t hit 500 miles but got very close apart from a dismal February.
Targets for next year are:
> Increase monthly mileage against 2014
> More long rides – only did one long ride this year
> Lots more off road riding
> Aim for a 1000 mile month
> More very early morning summer rides – hardly did any this year and I love setting off at first light and home before the family are awake.
All starts again tomorrow.Posted 3 years agoamediasSubscriber
Well done Gary, Ton and anyone else who hit their goals!
I’m just shy of 5,000 and still need to ride home 😉
I’m setting new goals next year not based around distance or time, as I think they’ll probably end up about the same as this year, so my goals are all about new experiences
1> Ride somewhere new every month, doesn’t have to be long or hard, just ride somewhere I haven’t ridden before.
2> Try some new events, doing an orienteering event in late Jan, never done one before, gonna try an Audax, stuff like that
3> Race more! Have raced a bit this year, but reminded me how much I love it so going to enter more in 2015
4> Experiment with overnight stops/bikepackingPosted 3 years agoSue_WMember
Phew! Finally managed it:
165,093 meters of ascent
Not easy miles – included the Maratona dles Dolomites and the Stelvio, along with numerous hill climbs!
Feels like a massive achievement having spent February and March having tests and operations, so most if all I’ve just been delighted to be able to ride my bike, regardless of how many miles!
Wishing you all many more miles of happy cycling in 2015 🙂Posted 3 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
congrats to those that accomplished the mission! (think I’m on target to reach 500 miles by next December)
as per that other thread recently, my target for 2015 is not mile munching (been there, done that before).
so will be more like amedias’ list above (minus the events and racing).
go more places, seek out new riding locations (won’t be one *every* month, cos Jan/Feb most weekends will be skiing, etc.), check out all the biergartens nearby (after “earning” that bier), maybe not bike packing but at least get the train somewhere and ride home possibly with a night in a b+b somewhere.Posted 3 years ago
well done to all who managed it. it might not seem a lot of miles to some folk, but to us normal people it is quite a task.
i am made up that i managed it, after having 6 week off after open heart surgery. but i suprised myself doing it.
next year will be touring based, with a weekend in a new area every month, starting with 2 days in mid wales in a weeks time.
enjoy you 2015 riding, whatever it is. 8)Posted 3 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
Fell short at 4750 miles, bit annoyed that my 64 miles today didn’t count – it closed before I got home!Posted 3 years ago
Actual mileage 4817 miles for the year, over 200’000ft of climbing as well. Would have liked to hit 5000 but there you go.
Came in on the first page – just!The Sanity AssassinSubscriber
I sneaked back into 4th place with a late season recovery burst. Was doing well (with a target of 8k miles) until a couple of health issues in early/late summer set me back by a good few hundred miles. Finished with 7151, which I’m happy with under the circumstances. Only disappointments for me (disregarding the health issues) were not surpassing my 2013 total of around 7600 miles and the fact that I only managed about 240 miles on the MTB this year.Posted 3 years ago
I hope someone resets the same challenge for this year as I’ve found it useful.
Well done to all those that actually completed Ton’s target total of 6000 miles in the year. Also to those that found the challenge as useful as I did and used it as a motivational tool to keep the mileage ticking along when they might otherwise have found something else to do instead.niksnrMember
Me too. Looking at this to get fitness back up after injury prone 18 months. If I can get anywhere near 6000 by this time next year it’ll be a bonus. Good motivational challenge. Gonna try an unsupported coast to coast (bikepacking). Wales first then maybe North and Scotland depending on success of first one.Posted 3 years agozangolinMember
Just joined 2015 challenge – always good to see what everyone else gets up to.Posted 3 years ago
Well done to everyone who met their targets for 2014 – even those who didn’t – any bike riding is good!.
I topped out at 13,025 miles for 2014 – even impressed myself that that I managed 1,100 miles of that going round in circles at Newport Velodrome.
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