Should you ride your bike on Christmas Day?

Dedicated or selfish? We look at both sides of the Christmas Day training debate

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This year, I will ride my bike on Christmas Day for the first time ever. Well, only if it's not raining, sleeting or icy. And there's no way in hell I'm touching the turbo or rollers.

The reason? Simply, the way the Christmas Day dice rolled this year means that I'll be at home rather than using the festive period to patrol up and down the motorways of England (and Wales).

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.