Christmas is looming, and while the idea of presents and a drunken fumble at the office party makes that an exciting prospect, it also means that the New Year is on the way. And that means those bloody resolutions.
Every year I resolve not to make any New Year’s resolutions, but by January 2 I’m swearing that I’ll never mix Drambuie and Baileys in one pint glass again and deciding to, once and for all, stop sleeping in hedges.
And, of course, I always resolve to become a fitter and faster cyclist. Yep, I’ll do the L’Etape du Tour. Sure I’ll set a mega impressive TT best. Without doubt I’ll shift a stone from my Lycra bulging body… you get the idea.
In fact, I bet most of you are the same. So, here’s the deal: if you’ve got a plan for 2008, no matter how big or small – be it to get under 25 for a TT10, ride up Hautacam in the Etape without crying, save five grand by riding to work rather than taking the train, or shifting your spare tyre (not the one for your bike) in time for your honeymoon – then let us know here at Cycling Plus.
We’ll then pick a select bunch of you to join Squadra CPlus. Once on board you’ll obviously receive a much sought after Cycling Plus jersey, but we’ll also help you reach your target with training advice, nutrition tips and bike buying know how. You’ll also get to see your mugshots regularly plastered over the pages of the mag.
To help you out I’ll give you an idea of what I want to achieve in 2008 – a big Sportive under my belt and, if they’ll let me in, a respectable finish at the journos World Cycling championships. (Yes, they do exist.)
So – email your stories to Cycling Plus, and let’s race into the New Year together.
Editor, Cycling Plus