Staying motivated to exercise over the Christmas season can be tricky, but one way to ensure you don’t slack is to enter a race or event for January or February. If you want to really test yourself how about running in the Weston Super Mare 10k Hangover run on January 1st 2016 at 11a.m. !
There are many cycle events to participate in that are called ‘Sportives’, taking place in your area throughout the year. Here is one run by Evans Cycles RIDE IT Bristol Sportive : Bristol, Avon, UK on Sunday 7 February 2016 08.30 a.m. Options are : 15 miles road cycling, 30 miles, 50 miles, or 70 miles.
There is an organisation that offers free bike events especially for women called Breeze
. Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Their aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride. Breeze is part of a British Cycling and Sky collaboration that have come together to help get even more people riding their bikes and falling in love with cycling. They say “However you ride, we’ve created a whole range of ways for you to get involved – from big traffic-free events, to local guided rides; from women-only rides and support, to tips, ideas and great routes”.
Here is a family ride tomorrow morning in Bristol
which is only 4 miles described as “a perfect pootle to get in the Christmas spirit! A gentle ride along the Chocolate Path, finishing with hot chocolate at Bristol’s Christmas Markets”. Sounds nice.
Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy the training for it, whilst also having a very happy Christmas.
Best wishes for a healthy and active 2016.