Keep On Cycling
As the #Apr100 drew to a close, I had a quick look at the monthly challenges spreadsheet. It makes encouraging viewing! 🙂
Since January, participating riders have varied from 30, down to 27 and back to 36 in April – thanks I’m sure to #30daysofbiking . As you can see, leisure miles have climbed throughout the year. Amazingly, over 9,000 total miles were clocked in April, with over 7,300 non-commuting miles on the sheet.
I’m in awe of you lot. Nutters like Mental John (May100 completed already), in particular, but all of you are fantastic. You’re keeping me pedalling.
A Personal Note
So far this year I haven’t done 100 miles in a single month, but I know that’s got to change! I had big plans for a 35-miler last Saturday to hit the #Apr100 but some weirdly named virus (Parvo B19 I believe) resulted in my left hip shouting a loud “No Way” and me sitting painfully at home for the day. As suddenly as it had arrived, the virus checked out overnight, allowing my OH and me to enjoy a brilliant, leisurely ride to Todmorden along the Rochdale Canal towpath on Sunday.
Cappuccino, flapjack, ice cream, half a pint of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord and just short of 20 miles later, we’d had a lovely afternoon despite the strong easterly. In fact, the wind pushed us home which was an unexpected bonus 🙂 This is what got me into cycling in the first place.
Added to my Tuesday night Hollingworth Lake loop, I’ve had a good start with just over 30 miles clocked for the #May100 so far.
If you want to check on progress so far, the #May100 #20111k spreadsheet is here for your delight. If you’d like to join in, then let me know – this old sign-up form will still work. I’d be delighted to add you on.
Tell me Phill sent you! 🙂