As the winter draws in and our eagerness to get out on our bikes fades away into the early darkness, we've found ourselves some motivation in the form of Endomondo. It's an online sports-tracking community which allows you to track, map, compare and compete with your sporting activities, and it's brought about quite a bit of intra-studio competitiveness!
When you head out for a ride, you simply open the Endomondo app on your smartphone and let the GPS and software take care of the rest. When you return home, you have a plotted out route map and charts of speed and altitude which are automatically uploaded to the website, and Facebook too if you're so inclined.
As well as trying to beat each other's mountain bike mileage, we're also entered as a team into a half-year winter challenge. It's a bit of fun to get the most mileage in over the winter with the outcome that we'll hopefully emerge from the darkness fit and healthy, rather than in the out-of-shape post-hibernation state we so often find ourselves come springtime.
So, if you fancy monitoring our progress, or getting together a team of your own and joining the challenge, visit the site and check out our DAM Creative team page and the Winter Half-Year Challenge.