The #June100 Cycling Challenge — Is Go !

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?

  1. Fill in the form on my last blog entry.
  2. I’ll send you an invitation to the Official June100 Spreadsheet on Google docs.
  3. 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
  4. Don’t forget to save your changes – and don’t kill the spreadsheet!

So far, we’ve got 16 fools  (ahemsuperstars 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 (ahemheroes 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!).

What Now?

Just join up, get your kit on, get your bike out and ride!  Have fun everyone. 🙂

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66 comments on “The #June100 Cycling Challenge — Is Go !

  1. Phill

    Because you’ve done the most leisure miles, Einstein. It’s sorted “leisure miles” then” surname” for those of us who’ve done chuff all so far. 🙂 Congratulations!

  2. @JobySp

    I never noticed that.

    Those’ll be the only miles I’ll be putting in this month now, so I’d better get pelting the **** out of my bike.

  3. @ridingthemoor

    I’m hoping to get out tonight on a ride, failing that Thursday is ogoing to be the earliest opportunity..

    I can see me propping this board up

  4. Phill

    You’re ok Jon, your surname probably isn’t the last in the alphabet! I’m also planning a ride out tonight all being well. Tomorrow’s footy so nothing doing there, then we’ll see how it goes. I’m also genuinely worried I might the last active member of my own bloody challenge!

  5. Chris

    How has @JobySp managed 5.3 leisure miles so far, have you been for a lunchtime ride?

  6. @JobySp

    My commute from A to B is 8.3 miles at its shortest point – from my house, straight down Hyde Road, turn right at Apollo roundabout, follow road round and down past Boots and I’m there.

    If I get chance, I do a few extra miles every morning and night – these are classed as leisure miles because I don’t have to do them to get to work, and whilst I am kitted out and on the bike, it makes more sense to do them (incidentally, I set off 30 minute earlier this morning to get more miles in).

    A lunchtime ride consists of between 9 and 10 miles :p

    I don’t mind moving it all across to commute miles – tis no problem. I’ll just cycle to work directly. Come in work. Get changed. Get changed back again and bugger off out for some leisure miles 🙂

  7. Chris

    “I don’t mind moving it all across to commute miles – tis no problem. I’ll just cycle to work directly. Come in work. Get changed. Get changed back again and bugger off out for some leisure miles” – If you could that would be great 😉

  8. Phill

    Chris, you swine! 😉

    Joby, Non-essential mileage is fine by me, as long as you’re not cheating. You track your GPS, so if audited you can compare your route to the Google Maps “directions” route and it’s Hello Uncle Bob.

  9. @JobySp

    Yes I do track my GPS, although if you read my blog – you will be aware that it stopped working for a few miles this morning – I can take them off if you all want to be arsey about it.

    Not that there’s any point in lying.

    Also, I wont be commuting by bike for the forseeable future so the point will be pointless now anyway.

  10. Phill

    My GOS fails now and then too, mainly when the phone crashes ‘cos it’s WinMo. A little give & take is ok, I think we can trust each other. Mostly 😉

  11. Chris

    eh eh calm down, only a bit of harmless fun on a dull Tuesday afternoon 😉

    My commuting miles are going to have to be completely on trust at the mo, as I don’t have a computer on the MTB at the moment, as the mount is broken. I was trying to locate a “trundle wheel” to tie to the back of the bike, but it appears that they only sell them to schools.

  12. Chris

    Bloody Hell £39.54 – At least that one has a counter, so I wont have to count the clicks while I am riding!

  13. Phill

    You can get a new bike computer for less than a bloody trundle wheel. Who’da thunk it?

  14. Austin

    Hang on… do trainer miles count? Id have no way of proving them of course.
    Saying that.. I prob wont use the trainer much since its june and we are guaranteed good weather.


  15. jobysp

    Anyway, I’m done for extra miles today – I even went round the block three times to clock to over 16 miles for the commute on the way home – thats how sad this is going to get!

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  17. Austin

    We really need an official smack-talk forum folks… Phil.. how about you have a blog post specifically for this. 😀

  18. @JobySp

    I’m up for an official smack talk post – although phill likes to bleep out the swearing for his readers

  19. @JobySp

    I’m going to start a game on this post. We have to name swear words throughout the letter of the alphabet – I am starting with:

    a: Arsehole

    Please cut and paste and add the next letter.

  20. @JobySp

    a: Arsehole

    b: Bollocks

    c: cunt

    d: dick

    e: excrement face

    f: fuck

    g: gonad sucker

  21. @JobySp

    a: Arsehole

    b: Bollocks

    c: cunt

    d: dick

    e: excrement face

    f: fuck

    g: gonad sucker

    h: homo

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  23. Norman

    About commute vs. non-commute:

    If I stop off at the sports hall to play football on the way home, do either journeys count?

    And if my commute is 8 miles, and I cycle 5 miles to the gym (not directly on the way home), and then 6 miles home after that, do any of those miles count?

    Oh, and:

    a: Arsehole

    b: Bollocks

    c: cunt

    d: dick

    e: excrement face

    f: fuck

    g: gonad sucker

    h: homo

    i: iPoo

  24. @JobySp

    No, as you aren’t going out of your way of your normal routine.

    a: Arsehole

    b: Bollocks

    c: cunt

    d: dick

    e: excrement face

    f: fuck

    g: gonad sucker

    h: homo

    i: iPoo

    j: jizzface

  25. @phillconnell

    Agreed. Stopping on the way home doesn’t make it suddenly leisure, despite the gym being a very laudable pastime. Going the long way, on the other hand, counts – but only the extra miles.

    Jees, this is complicated. Having fun yet?

  26. Adrian

    meh real cyclings for pussies. Cycling in a sweat box on an exercise bike with only one sheet of Bounty toweling is for REAL men!

    Would love to enter (in a non gay way) but I always ride with my little boy so (a) do our joint miles count as one? & (b) do exercise bike miles count?…& (c) do exercise bike miles in a sweat box oven sun lounge count twice for every pussy cycling mile?

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