Friday, 1 April 2011

30 Days of Biking.

Well, apparently it’s the month to cycle every day.

What’s 30 Days of Biking?

This April, from April 1 to April 30, nearly 1,500 cyclists all around the world are participating in 30 Days of Biking, a social media-centric event that issues a simple challenge: Bike somewhere every day. The distance and time don’t matter—where and how far you ride is up to you. To the store, around the block, 20 miles. Have at it.

Then, share your adventures online and with the world: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Daily Mile, snail mail, bottles in the ocean. Take photos, issue tweets, write blog entries. By participating in 30 Days of Biking, you join a worldwide community of cyclists who will encourage you along the way.

30 Days of Biking was created in 2010 by two dudes (Patrick Stephenson, @patiomensch; Zachariah Schaap, @zachamon) in Minneapolis, Minn., using only blood, sweat, bike grease, and Twitter. So far, the challenge has reached more than 87 countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and more. We believe biking enriches life, builds community, and preserves the Earth.

Catch up with 30 Days of Biking at http://www.30daysofbiking.com, or on Twitter at @30daysofbiking.

I got a new bike yesterday so today was a really day to start!

It’s a CUBE access pro ladies bike and I’ve had spd’s fitted as I am determined to come to terms with using them! However so far I have ‘fell off’ twice! Well, I took my right foot out the pedal and fell to the left as I couldn’t get my left foot out!! First I bashed my my boob on the handle bar then my hip on a rock and landed in a lot of nettles!!

I’m constantly covered in bruises but at least they aren’t as bad as the bruises I got at Cannock Chase!

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OH then got a puncture (the reason I fell off the second time) and then I did!! so back home for a brew and went off to get some slime and sorted the tyres out and off I went again. No school run to do so I had plenty of time to go places. I found a route through the woods and over some fields to allow me to get used to tight corners using the new pedals but I chickened out and took my feet out whilst I was going through the woods!!

So day one has seen me do 28 miles. I don’t usually bike everyday but for this month I’ll give it a go.

Happy cycling folks :-)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice article! I hadn't heard of 'the month of cycling' but it's the kind of initiative I love. Hats off to you for helping to bring it out in the open!

Kendie said...

Oh great article ... well my Dad will be doing his bit in Cuba !

Alastair said...

did you manage the month?!

purpletrumpet said...

Alistair,
I didn't manage the whole month :-( missed out 2 days.
Anonymous-
I was invited but seeing as I had to work every weekend nights shifts I couldn't go. The wedding was fabulous btw.