Dry January Download the Dry January App What is Dry January?Our storyWhy do Dry January?Get involvedResourcesCharitiesIn your communityIn your workplaceFundraisingBlog Roz's Dry January Story Roz got in touch to tell us about her Dry January experience and where it has led her. Read more below.. I started cycling during Dry January 2015 doing 7 miles a day. By Dry January 2016 I was cycling between 20-50 miles a day and entering cycling sportifs. From January 2016 to May 2016 I refrained from alcohol during my cycling training for Paris. I cycled 225 miles to Paris in 2 days. I have the occasional drink now but not as much as I used to. I'll be doing Dry January 2017 and won't be drinking for months after too as I'm Cycling Lands End to John O'Groats at the end of May. The trip will take 10 days, cycling 100 miles each day. I did Dry January as a healthier lifestyle change and to convey to myself and others there is no reason to have alcohol in your system and you feel better without it as well as saving money. Dry January was good for me as I started my hobby in cycling at the same time. I felt better physically and mentally.