I started my cycling for 2013 with a short 9 mile cycle ride last weekend near Horsham. It was a bit tougher than I expected but I did have a break from cycling over Christmas so that’s probably why! Anyway, after the ride I had a think about cycling for the year ahead and came up with some cycling resolutions for 2013. Here they are:
- Over the last two years, I have set myself a 1200 mile cycling target which has definitely helped with motivation and got me out on my bike on a few more days than normal – so I will continue with the same target for 2013.
- Apart from the mileage target, I want to change my cycling ride profile so that I cycle a greater proportion of shorter rides. I did lots of 20-40 mile weekend rides last year but hardly any short local rides. It would be good for my petrol costs if I could replace a few car journeys with short cycle rides.
- This year, I’d like to cycle with a few different groups. I have a mountain bike so I’m not sure that the local cycling club (which is mainly on-road) will want me to join in with them, but I want to try their social cycle ride on a Sunday morning.
- I do cycle quite a lot of country lanes on my mountain bike so I’ve been wondering if I need to buy a hybrid (or even, road) bike. It would certainly increase my speed and mileage if I had a bike that was faster on roads. I will probably buy a hybrid bike later in the year (possibly one of the Boardman bikes like this one).
Do you set yourself targets or start-of-the-year resolutions? If yes, what are your cycling resolutions for 2013?