2012 started with a deficit of 10,900km in the Bike v Car challenge. And after a year of dedicated cycling the difference has been reduced to 6,300km. At its closest, the bike was just 4,800km behind the car in October. However winter arrived and forced me to use the car a little more giving it some late recovery.
The next graph showing just 2012 makes for better reading. I cycled well over 11,000km / 7,000 miles this year, with the bulk being carried out from mid-February to mid-October.
I’m not sure whether a repeat of 2012 will be possible next year. My work is quite changeable and I could suddenly be required to work an uncyclable distance away. However I would hope that I could find a way of cycling at least some of the distance. For now I’ll try not to worry about that and just carry on enjoying my riding and knowing that it’s always plugging away at that deficit.