If you either know me or follow on Twitter then you’ll be familiar already with the fact that I plan to do 3000 km in 2013. In which case I suppose you can ignore the rest of this post and read something more boring instead. I’d prefer that you didn’t of course!

3000 km in 2013
3000 km in 2013

I’m sure you don’t really need me to explain it but I will anyway. My challenge is to complete at least 3000 km in 2013 on my bike. This includes any ride of any kind, so commutes and trips to the shop count as do trail centre visits and local bridleway loops etc. Basically, if I’ve logged it on Endomondo then it counts!

So with the challenge set I then moved on to setting up a fancy spreadsheet in Google Docs so that I can chart my progress and see how I am doing. The spreadsheet has a column showing the target km for each day of the year, this is in ~8.22 km increments as that’s the per day average (3000/365=8.22). I also added a column showing me how many km I am up or down on the target and a graph showing my running total versus the expected running total. Given that this is now the 15th Jan 2013, I should be well into my stride, right?

Yes, I am actually. I am currently 40 km ahead which is the equivalent of around 5 spare days and feeling pretty pleased with myself too. As you can see from the graph there’s a long way to go but it’s a good start and I aim to keep it up. If you want to get regularly updated on my progress then the best way is to follow me on Twitter as that’s where I’ll post the most regular updates. I am using the hash tag #3000km2013 for my challenge tweets if you want to filter out the rest of the dross!