What Is The June100 Cycling Challenge?
The #June100 is a fun cycling challenge. It was conceived to motivate me to get on my bike more, since my furthest month so far this year is 53.3 miles over 6 rides in May. It’s a shared challenge with aim of helping us all get fitter, faster, not fatter and on the bike when we don’t have to, more than we normally would. It’s a simple way to record the leisure miles in the month of June 2010, with an initial target of 100 miles – that’s only 3.33 recurring miles per day!
Why Only Leisure Miles?
I know some of you cycle to work. I doff my cap to you, I really do. You’re heroes. There … feel better now? Goood. But commuting doesn’t count here.
The #June100 Challenge is designed to get us all on our bikes for leisure more often. Commuting is a fantastic benefit to the world, but get out and enjoy your leisure time a bit more on the bike – rides when the kids are in bed; rides with the kids; finding the long way home (yes you can claim non-commuting detours); crawling out of bed early on the days off… that’s what this is about.
And besides: My Game – My Rules 😉
How Does It Work? How Do I Join?
- Fill in the form on my last blog entry.
- I’ll send you an invitation to the Official June100 Spreadsheet on Google docs.
- Complete your mileage and let us know where we can check your rides to date – this might be your GPS tracking site, your own blog or something similar
- Don’t forget to save your changes – and don’t kill the spreadsheet!
So far, we’ve got 16 fools (ahem) superstars who’ve pledged to join in the challenge. It’s not too late though, retweet this blog article, tell your friends, get some more gullible idiots (ahem) heroes to join us!
How Will We Keep Each Other Going?
Of course I’ll post progress on this blog. More regularly and haphazardly, though, there’s the #June100 hashtag on Twitter if you use it.
I’ve started a Twitter Group too, so put your twitter address in the comments below to join it, or send me a tweet with “#June100” in it to @phillconnell (you might have to request my friendship first, I’m quite picky about who I tweet with!).
Just join up, get your kit on, get your bike out and ride! Have fun everyone. 🙂