Goals and a Tour de France cycling trip


I am just back from cycling parts of the Tour de France with Adventure Travel.  We biked most of the big climbs and although I’d trained a lot by my standards, it was still long and challenging.  Given that my cycling is in the category of ‘weekend warrior’, biking those climbs gave me plenty of time to reflect on the challenges of working towards goals.

From the depths of huffing and puffing, here are my thoughts:

  1. Whilst your goal can seem totally daunting when you gaze up at it, once you really set out  it is never quite as hard as it look.
  2. You may be slow, but when you have committed to the goal, it really is a matter of just keeping on doing what you have to do until you get there.
  3. Take all the advice you can get – you never know what small thing can make a big difference.
  4. Find some spectators to offer encouragement – they help enormously.
  5. When you finally make it to the top, take the time to look back down where you came from – wow what a feeling of satisfaction!

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