Many people use wearable technology and fitness tracking apps to motivate their workouts and Thanet RC’s junior members are no different.

George Pittock, age 12, uses Strava to record his rides, track his progress and to join challenges.

George challenged himself to ride 500 kilometres (312 miles) in August as part of Strava’s Monthly Training Series (MTS). He completed a total distance of 543 kilometres (339 miles) in 16 separate rides, an average of 34 kilometres (21 miles) for each ride, and climbing 2390 metres (7844 feet) in the process – equivalent to riding up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, almost two and a half times. All of this either side of a family holiday which meant eight days with no riding at all!

“I enjoy my cycling, but a challenge such as 500 kilometres in August motivates me to do a bit more and more often. Most of the rides were with my parents, which is nice because cycling is something that we can do together; but, having recently completed the Level 2 Bikeability course, I can now do short rides on my own. The challenge helped to improve my fitness, it supplemented my training with Thanet RC and all the time I am learning valuable road safety skills”

Photo attached is of George after his first track visit at the London velodrome. A number of our members have recently enjoyed this facilities and progressing through their levels of accreditation. Lance Childs is really enjoying the track and hopes to get his level.3 soon.

Post by Colin Robinson