From big rides to short TTs - my 2021 riding

Editor Simon Richardson didn't hit 5,000 miles in 2021, but he did enjoy year in the saddle

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Now we've all had time to flick through our year in riding Strava power point, or complete the filling in of our mileage charts, it's time to reflect on our riding for 2021. Did we hit all our targets? Ride as far as we wanted and discover new places? And most importantly, did we enjoy ourselves?

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My 2021 riding stats
Miles ridden3,820.1
Number of rides153
Hours in saddle210h 47m
Total elevation253,853ft
Longest ride130 miles
Biggest month493 (May)
Biggest week170.2 miles

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.