Join a Christmas Ride
Going for a ride might seem a really obvious suggestion, but lots of people feel that Christmas day isn’t the time to be pounding out some solo miles.
Why not turn your ride into a sociable celebration by bike?
Many organisations lead rides on Christmas day, for example the London Cycling Campaigns’ “Mithrasmas Mass 2013 Christmas Day Ride” which has been a feature on the calendar since 2001.
The Mithrasmas Mass ride begins at 10am and finishes at 2pm, incorporating a lunch stop for those who don’t have family plans, and an earlier return time for those that do.
Rides like this give you the opportunity to mingle with other cyclists, and meet new people.
But, if you’re more keen to stick with your gang, why not arrange a Christmas route with your ride buddies? Come mid-morning the roads are quiet, trails are free – it’s a perfect way to work up an appetite for that turkey.