Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Rounding up 2008

Well 2008 has been a big year for me, I started this blog I started riding more. I entered transwales and finished, on the podium. I have discovered how much I enjoy long rides and managed my target of 6000miles in the year easily. I think this year I have rode more miles than the rest of my life put together.

My three targets for the year were:
  1. Ride 6000miles - Done by the 28th September
  2. Run once a week - Failed
  3. Ride approximately 50/50 road/off-road - 48/52 close enough

Onto mileage for the year:

Total Cycling: 7922.99 miles

Road Cycling: 5145.29 miles

Off-road Cycling: 2777.70 miles (of which singlespeed 1437.28 miles)

Running: 199.24 miles

Then there is timewise. It varied but I'm not sure I'll ever have this sort of time to devote again.

All in all a fantastic year. I finished 3rd at hit the north, 3rd in transwales. I also completed some hard 100mile sportives, this time last year I couldn't have imagined that. So this year was a success.

Here is looking forward to 2009.


  1. definitely a successfully year :)

  2. What an amazing year! Congratulations on your mileage. Your fitness and will power is impressive and it's very motivating to follow your blog!

  3. Congrats on all your 2008 miles and great finishes! Cheers and Happy New Year!
    Ride One or Ride None!

  4. It's not 'failed' it's simply not achieved yet !! Don't know how you managed it all anyway x