#ride5000miles – Getting involved is easy

Published: 08 March 2017

Want to join MCN's campaign to get people riding more? It's easy! Just follow these five simple steps...

Make a note of your mileage

Your target is simple – ride 5000 miles in the 2017 biking season. The idea is just to ride more, embrace the mileage and discover new experiences. So, make a note of your odometer’s figure at the start. Take a picture of it, write it down, or even put a sticker with the figure on your bike as a reminder. On modern machines with two trip meters, reset your second trip.

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Ride to great places

Sounds obvious, but that’s all you need to do. The Great Rides page is full of fantastic routes to ride and great events to visit, so go to some of them – and don’t let that awesome bike rot in the garage. This isn’t about jacking in work and heading around the world (but don’t let us stop you). Instead, this is about riding to work a bit more, going a bit further at weekends, or even doing a tour with your partner. This is about making your life better through riding a motorcycle more.

Tell people about it

By signing up to our #ride5000miles movement, you’ll be joining a club of bikers who all have the same common aim – to ride more and get more out of motorcycling. It’s a positive community consisting of people who what to get out there and have fun on two wheels.

Our Facebook group is a wonderful, positive thing. It’s there for you to post regular updates of your year, sharing how you’re totting up the miles. If you’re new to motorcycling, the group is a friendly, helpful resource that’s free from idiots. The group has riders of all experience levels so if you’re unsure about anything don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice. All of the MCN editorial team are in the group too. To join, all you need to do is visit the page and click ‘join group’. Once you’re in just use the hashtag #ride5000miles on all your posts plus your Twitter and Instagram accounts if you use them.

Don’t use  Facebook? In that case, just send us your riding pictures and stories to ride5000miles@motorcyclenews.com. Don't forget to sign up to our monthly newsletter. This gives you the edited highlights of what’s being going on and also entitles you to enter our exclusive #ride5000miles competitions. Just go to 

Read about it in MCN

Each week in our new #ride5000miles section, we’ll be sharing your best pictures and stories, as well as documenting our own staff’s quest to ride further than ever before. We’ve a year’s worth of road tests, features and long-riding inspiration planned, so we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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