HOW FAR WE WENT ON OUR LAST RIDE…

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progress to some­one who fol­lows you on Strava. Also, if you ride with a friend, make sure you con­fer about the size of your ‘ex­tra ride’ be­fore you tell any­one else…

Those you com­pare your­self to prob­a­bly !b about the dis­tance they’ve cov­ered too! Take 20 per cent o" what they claim and you’ll be around the truth. If you do stop ex­ag­ger­at­ing about how far you’ve been, it’ll feel a lot bet­ter when you re­ally achieve those longde­sired dis­tances. Apps like Strava will keep you hon­est, but re­mem­ber the big­gest bat­tle when you cy­cle is with your­self. This must be true, we read it on a poster once…

Think of a num­ber. Dou­ble it. Now mul­ti­ply by the num­ber on your front door. Add this

gure to the ac­tual dis­tance you rode to­day. Cy­clists tend to ex­ag­ger­ate the length of our rides, in case we (hor­ror of hor­rors) meet some­one who went fur­ther. A word to the wise, never em­bel­lish your

WE ALL WATCH THE TOUR DE FRANCE QUI­ETLY SCHEM­ING THAT IF WE WENT TO OC­CA­SIONAL SPIN CLASSES WE’D BE GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP PACE WITH THE BEST

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