>There Aren’t Nine Million Bicycles in London, but I’ve done a million on my bike this year!

>Its not as impressive as it sounds, its only one million meters cycled this year so far. Still, that is 1000 kilometres or over 625 miles. Its not bad considering I have not managed any weekend rides yet- this mileage is nearly all done before/ after work each day. Today being the furthest I have ridden all year, 52 miles, being only 2/3 rds of the daily total I will have to do on LEJoG.At least when I got home I wasn’t too tired. In fact, if it hadn’t been raining all the way home, I would have extended the ride even further. Next target is to get a metric ton in (100km or 62.5 miles) before/ after my commute.

From next week however, I am going to be out on site on an inspection for most of the next few weeks. Normally this would limit my ability to cycle, but the body we are inspecting have kindly arranged for me to get access to their secure car park and have allowed me to use their shower facilities etc, so I can Carry on Cycling (Cue for Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Williams to appear?). The only downside is this organisations offices are nearer my home than my own organisations offices, so I’ll have to find new loops to put in to extend the rides.

About spen666

I'm a 50 something football fan and occasional cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds previously. I have 1 left to rejoin the 92 club. Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events (www.audax.uk.net) and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at www.aminearlythere.blogspot.com and www.bothesidesofthepond.blogspot.com Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I now am one of the organising committee for the UK Police Unity Tour (www.ukpoliceunitytour.org ) I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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