Motivational songs for the big trip
Big trips mean long hours on the saddle, and the longer the trip the harder it is to keep your chin up and keep your legs peddling. The miles in front of the handlebars can make you question what the hell you’re doing and how you’re going to keep on going. But all you really need to keep you sane and motivated is the right playlist. Read on for 10 of the best songs for the big trip.
Survivor – Eye of The Tiger
The right playlist doesn’t start on the road; it starts at home, in the gym and on the practice rides. To get you through your gruelling training regime you need a song that’s sole purpose in life is to motivate – Eye of the Tiger.
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
When you are finally ready for your big trip, you don’t want anything too loud to start off with. What you want is something to ease you into the long road ahead. For this, nothing beats What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.
Tina Turner – Simply the Best
It’s said that we talk to ourselves up to 60,000 times a day, so it’s important to make the most of all these internal conversations by repeating positive, motivational mantras. If you’ve got Tina Turner’s Simply the Best playing into your ears, you’ll struggle to do anything else.
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Whether you’re cycling alone or in a group, you can start to get low on a long ride. Punctures, thirst and fatigue all add to your dejection. The simple remedy for this is to listen to one of the most saccharine songs ever written – Walking on Sunshine by
Peter Andre – Insania
The sun is shining, the wind is behind you and the whole track in front of you is downhill. This is the best part of a big trip – when everything is going smoothly. There’s a song for these types of moments too – Insania by Peter Andre, it really encompasses all that’s good in the world.
The Troggs – Wild Thing
When hunger starts to settle in your stomach the thought of food can be all consuming – it feels like nothing else matters. The trouble is, on a big ride you normally start to get hungry about 2 hours before lunch time, leaving you empty hours to fills. Putting Wild Thing by The Troggs on repeat will provide you with the perfect sing along to fill that void.
Irene Cara – What a Feeling
When night time strikes, you have two options, push on through or stop for sleep, either way you’re going to need something calming that will stop your imagination from wandering and making monsters out of trees. What a Feeling by Irene Cara is such an offense to the ears that it should keep your mind occupied.
Whitney Houston – Step By Step
It may not be good, or pleasant, but it is relevant. Step By Step by Whitney Houston is like your very own personal guide to your journey, bursting at the seams with messages of motivation and caution. If you’ve ever seen the video you can also replay this in your mind’s eye for extra inspiration.
Vangelis – Chariots of Fire
When you finally finish your journey, a sense of relief and relaxation take over you. You have the feeling that you’ve accomplished something truly monumental and that everyone else around you is in awe of your achievement. You need a song that really captures the grandeur of the moment and Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire does just that.
Not only will these songs keep you motivated but you will be able to sell unwanted DVDs and CDs to earn a few pennies for the journey. Upload all the songs direct to your music player and you can create space in your home by using a service like musicMagpie to cut your entertainment collection for a few extra pennies.