What does a New Year's Resolution mean to you? Here at road.cc we've been asking ourselves exactly that over the last few days, and last week we asked you directly. Cycle Surgery had a prize for one lucky reader too, which we'll give away shortly.
First though, let's take a quick look over at the road.cc team's New Year Resolutions.
Our man Liam Cahill compiled the resolutions in an excellent piece which you can read by following the link below. There appeared to be a pretty common theme that ran through most of the road.cc resolutions, though: ride more.
Some of you had specific riding goals for 2017, like Twitter user vsmith who's committed to doing the Lakes and Dales loop in just a few months. Good luck!
#mycyclingresolution Lakes and Dales Loop in early May 2017 over 4 days
— vsmith1 (@vsmith1) January 2, 2017
Meanwhile others wanted to just increase their mileage in 2017. Fellow Twitter user Colin Culleton has targeted 1500 miles this year. It's an ambitious target, but we're all behind you here at road.cc.
#MyCyclingResolution to increase last years total mileage of 1,240 miles to 1,500
— Colin Culleton (@CCully10) January 2, 2017
While most of us here at road.cc and most of you lot at home (or at work, or on the train, or wherever you're reading this) have targeted riding more, riding bigger, or riding harder, some of us reckon we should all be looking at these resolutions a little less seriously.
Our own Laura Laker embodies that less-serious resolution outlook. Her commitment, which you can see below, is to ride more, but she's not counting miles; she's counting... *ahem* smiles.
— Laura Laker (@Lakerlikes) January 2, 2017
This week's #mycyclingweekend... I mean #mycyclingResolution winner also follows that trend. Young Phoagy of Twitter is focusing on "velo love" in 2017, and we think all of you should be focusing on that.
The miles will take care of themselves.
— Young Phoagy (@young_phoagy) January 1, 2017
Happpy New Year folks.
Elliot joined team road.cc bright eyed, bushy tailed, and straight out of university.
Raised in front of cathode ray tube screens bearing the images of Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, Elliot's always had cycling in his veins.
His balance was found on a Y-framed mountain bike around South London suburbs in the 90s, while his first taste of freedom came when he claimed his father's Giant hybrid as his own at age 16.
When Elliot's not writing for road.cc about two-wheeled sustainable transportation, he's focussing on business sustainability and the challenges facing our planet in the years to come.