It is the time of the year when many people consider resolutions for the new year. 2020 isn’t the year to reflect upon for long, as it has thrown major global disruption, but even for those that don’t normally set new year life resolutions, the new year typically brings a sense of re-start. For us, and keen cyclists alike, it often translates to cycling goals for the coming 12 months.
Cycling goals keep your eye on something to look forward to, such as a place to visit or a new bike, trying some new roads, or simply numeric targets to keep you motivated and getting up early (including during winter) to tick over those kms. If you do like numeric goals, there is a handy reminder in Strava where you can set your goal frequency for target distance, time, and power - great to keep you on track during the year by showing regular achievements and also whether you are behind or ahead of pace.
In addition to normal annual cycling goals for 2020, many MC Velo riders have just completed the Rapha Festive 500 where we focussed on completing 500kms (or individual targets inspired by Festive500) over the eight days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Despite (usually) good weather in Sydney and time off work, this target is harder than it seems when balancing with social and family activities. It was great to see many people push to achieve this goal beyond their normal weekly kms with our eight planned rides - we look forward to the next Festive challenge.
In 2021 MC Velo will plan for 3 Longest Day outings, that will each push us to new distances and places together. We are excited for these after the three days out in 2020 to Wisemans, Ettalong, and Wollongong.
What are your cycling goals for 2021?