18 months later

Today is 18 months since I started cycling. In that time I've completely changed my lifestyle. I ride to work every day. I walk most journeys under a mile. I've smashed every target I've set myself. I've ridden over 100 miles in a day. I have taken up running and can run 5k. I've taken up swimming and have taken part in a triathlon. I've realised that there is nothing you can't achieve if you try hard enough. Here's some stats from the last 18 months.

Total mileage: 7,024.62 miles
Total rides: 695
Total time: 529h 59m 00s
Average speed: 13.25 mph
Bikes owned: 3
Weight lost: 8st 4lb (52.8kg)
Inches lost from waist: 12

At times it's been tough. Incredibly tough! But it's been worth it and I wish I'd done it sooner.


  1. It's a massively impressive journey you're on Toby. Well done, mate!

    ... and keep going!

  2. Absolutely incredible work Toby. Congratulations!!

  3. Well done dude...

    I notice you are still a bike down from the optimum :-)

    We MUST meet up in your neck off the woods for a wee ride out :-)

    How about November?

  4. Mate, I feel so proud of you. You said way back when that I was one of the people who inspired you. To see you start, race past me and then get to where you want to be before me has given me a huge amount of pleasure.

    Don't Ever Stop!



  5. As always guys, thanks for your comments and feedback.

    John, I'll be up for a cycle whenever you want.

    Clive, I've still a little way to go but if it wasn't for you I probably wouldn't have started this blog and got all the help and support from others in the same position as me. Thank you.

  6. I haven't visited your blog for a long time, and wow what a change, those statistics are tremendous. It's great leading an active lifestyle, even better when you set targets and beat them. Fantastic progress, well done.

  7. Absolutely fantastic stuff Toby! As said before, very inspiring story and really makes me determined to carry on my own cycling journey and hopefully one day be as proud of my own achievments.

    Well done, really well done.

  8. Chapeau Dude, Chapeau!

  9. Wow Toby! Seeing what you have achieved in 18 months is just incredible!! You should be very very proud of your self.

    Truly inspiring stuff mate!

    Here's to the next 18 months.



  10. Thanks again for your kind comments. I appreciate you all taking the time to read my blog and give me your support.

  11. Thanks for sharing your journey Toby, your efforts are quite inspirational and you should be proud of your achievements. I wish you all the best for your future efforts.

    Thanks again for the inspiration as well.



  12. Well done, Toby. Very inspiring!


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