Do you ride your bike every day, or need a bit of extra incentive to do so? Well, now there’s an extra reason to do so with the launch of the 30 Days of Biking – slogan, ‘We ride our bikes. every. friggin’. day. '– from 1 April. As the name suggests, the idea is to get you riding your bike every single day of the month, while using a variety of social media to keep in touch with like-minded people doing the same.
As the organisers put it, “The only rule for 30 Days of Biking is that you bike every day for 30 days—around the block, 20 miles to work, whatever suits you—then share your adventures online. We believe biking enriches life, builds community, and preserves the Earth. This is the second year, and third round, of 30 Days of Biking!”
The initiative was launched in Minnesota last year, but thanks to the power of websites such as Twitter word has quickly spread – it even got a mention in the Watford Observer last month, with West Hertfordshire cycling campaign group Spokes encouraging local cyclists to take part.
To take part, all you have to do is register on the 30 Days of Biking website, which the organisers say “will shoot your name onto our master participants list, setting your name in virtual stone. Interaction from here is up to you! Bike every day, then tweet (using the hashtag #30daysofbiking) or blog, or Facebook, or Flickr, or Tumblr, or Daily Mile, or write a snail mail letter about it. Make videos and songs. Be pleased as punch you're biking and fulfilling an awesome goal.”
With the clocks going forward and the weather improving, what better excuse do you need to get out and about on your bike?
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.