January is here, and it’s the perfect time to step back and take a look at your cycling life. Ask yourself: what do you want to get out of bike riding, and what do you need to do to get there?
Though the idea of making New Years Resolutions can seem cliché, the dawn of a brand new annual cycle really is a smart time to re-evaluate, re-focus and revitalise. Especially for cyclists, who quite often struggle with motivation in the colder months but have ambitions for the summer.
Now we’re in January, those summer goals are close enough that you can taste them, but far enough away that if you get serious and start planning now you’ve got plenty of time to prepare.
To help you out, we’ve created an index of some of the most useful advice articles on TWC to help you reach your goals.
COMPETITION – WIN with #TWC2017Goals
To help motivate you, we’re launching a social media competition. We want you to share your cycling goals, plans and resolutions, along with a picture of what you’re doing to help get you there. We’ve got four bundles of cycling goodies to give away to the winners, including nutrition, books and cleaning products.
Here’s what you need to know:
- We want you to tell us what you’re doing to help get you closer to your cycling goals this January, with a picture to prove you’re doing it
- Send pictures via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook tagging us and using #TWC2017Goals
- Winners will be chosen on January 10, 17 and 24. We’ll message the winner by replying to their picture and we do need them to reply within 24 hours to collect their prize, or we might have to choose someone else.
So – what are the common goals and how can we help? There’s a LOT of content on the site, and we don’t want to bombard you, so we’ve tried to pick out only the most relevant and useful pieces.