Who'd be pleased to get just one 500 mile month?
I’d be pleased with even 500km.
Commuting for me would be about 80km (assuming 4 5-day weeks).
Best I ever managed was 300miles/month commuting in a previous job. That still needs a few pretty decent length weekend rides. So impressed by those that can squeeze in 500.
100km in a day is my only target (not done that for decades)Posted 3 years ago
Hmmmm, not considered the non-fun commute/training. Even totting up that I’d struggle to get the miles.
I like the 100km target in a day. Will add that to my ‘to do’ list. My legs have about 50 miles* in them over a day at present.
*figure plucked from the air and based on nothing but guess work
EDIT: Blooming heck tenfoot, it’s only the 02nd April 😆Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
I’m managing 100 miles a week. Commute 24 miles a day 2-3 days a week, but midweek night rides haven’t died a death with the wet winter, family stuff means a lot of the audax rides I had my eye on are already “busy” and I’m struggling to shrug off a mysterious bug that knocked me out last week.
Hopeful of one 500 mile month later this year.Posted 3 years ago
In a good week I used to manage 275km, this included 2 club runs, a Sunday solo run and 90km of commuting.
Last week I managed nearly 70km offroad which is a new record for me (not counting riding holidays). I have 85km pencilled in for this week. Would have been 170km but I have plans at the weekend. I’d be very happy to hit 800km (500 miles) total for this month though.
It needs to be part of a training plan. I can’t just go out and go hard every time, and it needs to fit in with life. For example, I was supposed to ride 45km this morning, but I’m not feeling 100% after some broken sleep and I have to meet some friends this evening so I’m resting instead.
It is easier if you commute and ride road. 800km off road a month would very likely break me, or be unsustainable.Posted 3 years ago
My commute is 20 miles each way so getting in 500 miles is pretty easy. Riding every day this week so that’s 200, plus I’ll be out on Sunday. Probably do every day next week too, so close to 500 miles over 2 weeks.
I don’t usually commute on the bike every day but when I do in summer I can clock up 250 miles in a week.
My biggest week last year was over 320 miles.
And I still absolutely love every minute of it.
Only done 2418 miles this year, Why would you say ‘only’, is that for effect?Posted 3 years agobokononMember
My commute is about 2.5km, even if I ride home for lunch then back up to work in the afternoon, then my commuting distance would only be 200km a month and in reality I hardly ever come home for lunch, and some days I work from home, making it generally less than 100km.
I’m generally trying to hit 200km a month, with 300km a month being a nice bonus. I expect to exceed this in the summer, but have kept within this this year so far – most of this is road miles, only 100km or so off road so far this year.Posted 3 years agomarkshiresMember
I set my self a target of doing 50 miles a week off road. I have only beat it a couple of times in the last probably 6 months.
I average about 40 miles a week, but I have a feeling this will be easy to beat over the summer.
I don’t commute so all my cycling is for fun.Posted 3 years ago
I don’t commute so all my cycling is for fun.
I do commute and all my riding is for fun 🙂
I don’t need to do it, I could take the car but I’d much rather leave the car on the driveway and use my bike. I’m not grinding out the miles, I enjoy every one, whatever the weather.Posted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Checking my ride diary for the last few years I’ve managed a few 400s I’ve but only ever managed one 500 offroad mile month last february but that was mostly xc commuting, only 3 fun rides*. Bar winning the lottery (that i don’t do) and quitting my job I doubt I’ll ever manage a proper 500. Either 16miles everyday or 34 alternates, doubt I could keep it up doing proper mtb riding for that long.
Something to think about tho. If we get a nice spell in summer:
tuesday night 35
thursday night 35
125mile week, keep that up for a month? Would need to cash in a load of brownie points, a month of catching the train wouldn’t be fun and a 50+ mile weekend would be bloody hard. Hmmmm.
*don’t get me wrong, my offroad commute is fun, way better than any other method of getting to work, it’s not proper riding tho, no hills for startersPosted 3 years ago
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