I came back to cycling on the 7th April 2009, after maybe 10 years or so not cycling. I started cycling to work. It was hard at first; even though I played football and had some fitness. But it was enjoyable. It took the stress out of the day and I began to look forward to it at the end of the day. Then I decided to do a charity ride – the Manchester 100. So I started doing a few training rides at weekends. They were great. The charity ride came and went – I really enjoyed it. That’s when things got serious. I got a new bike and signed up for Land’s End to John o’ Groats as another charity event. That needed more training. I joined a club and it all went downhill from there. Except the uphill bits.
Fast forward three and a half years and I happened upon something I think is interesting. In that time I’ve just this weekend ticked over 20,000 miles. And I’ve used 1,009,231 kcalories of energy. That’s a million calories of energy I wouldn’t otherwise have used.
If I can do it, you can too.