To reach our target of 1,500 miles I think we need to try and cycle at least 100 miles every month over winter and then increase the miles in the spring and summer when we can go out after work. We have done a couple of rides in the dark which have been fun and once you get out in the countryside it is fascinating seeing all the stars. We have plenty of lights so no one will miss us in the dark! It is half term this week so we have been out a couple of times, well wrapped up as it has been quite cold. I have been wearing my bib tights with another pair of leggings on the top, two pairs of socks, a thermal vest, jumper, gilet and cycling top and I have been just the right temperature! I have a fleece headband that I wear under my helmet which keeps my ears warm and I also wear a neckwarmer and gloves.
We have been out on some beautiful days and are so lucky having such lovely rides on our doorstep, the countryside around us is so stunning and you get such a good view on the bike. We can head out to the coast for a flatter ride or head for the hills for a tougher challenge - both are fun and it is nice to have a choice of rides.