As the new year hangover subsides you may have some vague recollection of setting some new years resolutions at some point during your drunken antics!
If you can’t remember what they were then even better! Here are five cycling related new years resolutions to replace your forgotten ones! My tip: Only try and do one per month.
4000 miles is a good figure. You may be aiming to do more, stop showing off! You may need a bike computer and a diary to track the number of miles you are covering.
Go on a 1 week bike tour
This is one I’m personally aiming for around March/April time. If you need some help planning it then I recommend the Bicycle Travellers Blueprint – you still have 5 days to get it at 40% off! Try thinking of somewhere you have always wanted to visit and start planning how you are going to do it.
Learn to maintain your own bike
This could be one of the best ones to learn. Being able to maintain your own bike saves you money and keeps everything running smoothly. Aim to perhaps teach yourself one new repair per week slowly upgrading your bike. Alternatively sign up for a bike maintenance course in your local area. Many of these are heavily subsidised.
In the next two weeks I’m launching a free eBook that will show you how to maintain your own bike. In the mean time take a look at the maintenance books I recommend.
Get one more person out of their car and onto a bike
This is quite an eco-warrior one! Pick on a friend that is stuck in the the Noughties and move them over to the Teenies – the decade of the bike! Help them out by telling them about the cycle to work scheme so they can get 50% off their new bike. Then
pester help them until they surrender willingly move to pedal power.
Replace one car journey with a bike journey
Perhaps you need to go all eco-warrior on yourself. If you still frequently drive somewhere try to look for ways that journey could be done by bike. If you’re driving to the supermarket look into perhaps buying a bike trailer so you can transport the groceries home.
Have you set any good new years resolutions?
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