Getting tired of riding the bike has definitely hit me hard this year. Last September, I did a big challenge ride from Lands End to John O’Groats (bottom right to top left of the UK). I spent a large amount of time in the 10 months running up to this event training to get fitter, better endurance and losing weight and it was still a massive challenge both physically and mentally. I was massively pleased and satisfied to complete the ride.
However when it was completed I really lost interest in riding my bike. Felt like a massive shame, as I was lighter and stronger than I’d ever been and it would have been a great opportunity to beat all my mates on local rides.
At first I just thought I needed a couple of weeks off, but then things drifted into Winter and although I jumped on the trainer a couple of times, I really didn’t have the motivation and jumped back off again before finishing the workout. Then Covid hit and all the lockdown rules came into place meaning all the organised events were postponed / cancelled and all the Sunday cafe rides with mates stopped.
Now I’m ashamed to say a whole year has gone by and I’ve only been out on the bike about a dozen times during this year - my lowest count for a decade. I’ve just renewed my TR annual subscription though. Didn’t get value last year, but determined to get things started again looking forward into 2021!