One thing was different in 2015 however. In 2015 I discovered Strava and a great tool for motivating me to get out of bed and on my bike when it was dark, wet, cold or windy or even all four. The result: See for yourself, a huge (for me) annual mileage, a satisfying weight loss too and inevitably some plans to return to the race course next year to see what kind of fitness all this has re-built. In the meantime I'm going to keep chasing PBs, KOMs and weekly mileage throughout the winter, racing myself to try and be a faster me, to enjoy the empty trails when the weather's less than perfect and I'm determined not to let all that riding go to waste.
Oh, and just because, here's a little movie of "Rob's Year On Strava" (bike stats discounting Zwift):