August 2017 Cycling Distance Challenge – Intro

You may have gathered from my previous posts here or videos published to YouTube that one of my favourite pastimes is cycling. Over the last few years I’ve completed hundreds of rides either on my own, with friends in the country or commuting to work in the traffic.

Unfortunately this last couple of years I’ve not been making much time for cycling and I’ve been struggling to get back into it. I noticed the Strava Distance Challenge for August (Something they do every month, not just August) and thought I’d give it a go.

The idea is to cover as many miles as you can – when enrolled for the challenge you’ll be placed on a global leaderboard and can compare your miles with friends and others all over the world. If you manage to reach 1,250 kilometers (776 miles) you’ll earn a finishers badge on your Strava profile.

This works out to be a little over 25 miles a day every day in August which I think is achievable. Some days I may do 30 miles and another 15 but I’ll try and balance it out. I’m also going to try and take the opportunity to cycle with my daughter (8) and some friends that I’ve not been out with in a while.

I’ll post a blog update daily to confirm the ride took place as well as the distance covered and whether I’m on track – for those that are interested. Don’t have the time? I’ve added a progress tracker to my website landing page.

Want to follow me on Strava? Here is my profile!

Misc Info

I’ll be doing every ride on my flat bar Boardman Hybrid Team bike – Alloy Frame, Hydraulic Disk Brakes and Shimano Tiagra Groupset.

My current cycling distance year-to-date before the challenge is 238 miles…

Standby for an update after the first ride tomorrow!

 

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