Well christmas is over and so is the festive 500. I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to get some long rides in over the christmas period and i think the main objective of the 500 is just to try and get you out on the bike at a time when it can be difficult due to the other things going on at this time of year and the demands on your time. One thing that i did take from my rides due to writing the blog and trying to get some half decent pictures was what scenery is out there that you can admire when out on the bike. I have a tendency to just go out to train and focus on the road ahead rather than taking a bit of time to look around and see what else is out there.
So one thing i will be taking from my rides from the festive 500 is every now and again just go out for a ride to enjoy it rather than have a specific training goal attached to every ride and get some pictures to document the different things that you see.