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The last time I ride with my brother

My brother and I went for a bike ride around where our parents used to live near the Selwyn Hutts. We were on our way back when we were biking along the stop bank and my back Tyre got stuck. In wha... read more

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Cycle holiday 2019

September 2019: 900 miles from Dieppe to Bordeaux via La Rochelle. So many sights and impressions. What an adventure!

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Image for story le vélo c'est trop bon !!!

le vélo c'est trop bon !!!

magnifique et très dur parcour VTT vive le sport !!!

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Electric Bikes in Sorrento

I took a Holiday in Sorrento last year with a friend of mine I have known for 34 years. She has not been on a bike for many years yet I am a keen cyclist. I asked her would she fancy hiring an el... read more

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'Bar' A Hiccup

I always remember going to a local bike shop to pick up my new bike a got for my 8th birthday. It was a Peugeot mountain bike that had a purple/red finish. I was so excited to get it home and when ... read more

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From commuting to "Blackpool to Paris"

I started out commuting to work a few years ago, as an alternative to running. As I grew to start enjoying riding I started to go out with a club, and over time extended my ride distance from 10 or... read more

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First riding memories

I learnt to ride a tricycle at the age of 4-5 and at that time cycled up and down the pavement along a main road campaigning for my local M.P. I had strapped to my trike a notice saying "VOTE FOR B... read more

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First ride without stabilizers

I still remember vividly my first ride without stabilizers - my then bike a Raleigh Tomahawk (almost Identical to a Raleigh Chipper - small version of the legendary 1970s Raleigh Chopper). Albany P... read more

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Cycling 100km sportive with my keen cyclist dad

Cycling a very wet Moor2Sea 100km sportive across Dartmoor to the coast with my dad. Although the weather was torrential, it was a great bonding session with my dad and led to many a subsequent rid... read more

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Nice day

Great to get out and see some of the sites

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Image for story Twister seen on a Sportive in Ilkkey

Twister seen on a Sportive in Ilkkey

Went to the FLAB sportive on 11 May in Ilkley with my wife and friends. A beautiful place to cycle with great scenery and nice hills thrown in. We had the opportunity to witness a Twister on the ri... read more

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Image for story Seattle-Boston-Quebec in 74 days

Seattle-Boston-Quebec in 74 days

My sweetie and I saddled up our Tandem and cycled across America (the continent) from coast-to-coast and then some. We planned and saved for this trip for 2 year, and it was one of the best advent... read more

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Day off, lunch on the trails

Used to have Tuesdays off work. Enjoy stocking up the cooler with lunch, munchies and beverage, taking in trailer out on a trail. Stopping whenever find bad weeds & litter to pull and pick up... read more

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Image for story My job is!

My job is!

As a kid I always had a bike and loved the great outdoors and wherever I was there was a bike at my side. You grow up and life changes and my bike got put to one side. I then had the opportunity ... read more

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Biking makes me happy

My partner and I starting biking at the start of 2018, and just this totally joyful and amazing adventure it's added to our lives . We've been on a bike packing trips , we take our bikes away wit... read more

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Team Christmas Ride

The Safe and Sustainable Journeys team took a Christmas Ride to end our 2019 work year. All 6 of us rode the Ngongotaha cycleway and then the newly built Linton Park cycleway :)

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While I was away...

Sadly I missed the big company ride this past weekend, but had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ireland. This was my first time ever in Europe and I wanted to make the most of my ONE day of... read more

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Image for story The Big Ride, Brisbane to Byron Bay

The Big Ride, Brisbane to Byron Bay

On the weekend of 30th August-1st September 2019 thirty of us rode the BIg Ride from Brisbane to Brunswick heads to raise money for permaculture projects in the besieged West Bank and Gaza of Pales... read more

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Image for story Colle del Nivolet - Italy

Colle del Nivolet - Italy

I started riding just of 14 years ago - a short 1/2 day cycle hire with a mate in Sardinia. In 2006 I managed to ride a total of 1,000 miles & I was absolutely delighted with myself! Each ye... read more

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In Memory of Our Dear Son Joe

Happy memories of cycling with Joe. We really miss him.

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Great times

Beats the bus, smells better, you look hot as a fit not fat person, it's fun, and drivers are mostly decent.

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Image for story LEJOG - what was I thinking!?

LEJOG - what was I thinking!?

A couple of years ago I decided I wanted to complete Lands End to John O'Groats. I had only purchased my first 'real' bike a year before and had done a few shortish rides, 10 or 15 miles here and ... read more

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Nature in the city

My commute to work takes me along a canal tow path. This is not a picturesque part of the canal, the usual sights are the back of buildings and shopping trolleys, but at least its car free and the... read more

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Family evening out

Both of my grown up children were visiting for the afternoon and so we decided to go to Gunwharf Quays bowling. It was a lovely evening, so instead of driving, we all grabbed bikes and helmets,... read more

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Image for story The three amigos

The three amigos

I think this is my favourite photo of all time. Me with my husband and my dad after a ride together. Wonderful day and a wonderful memory. ❤️

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First Sportive

My cycling buddy and I did our first Sportive on Saturday morning in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK. Despite me feeling under the weather, we had a great 40 mile ride in glorious weather wit... read more

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Riding 2 bikes at once

It was a Saturday morning in September. I had just bought the bike I ride now every day. A red 'omafiets', which is a Dutch sturdy city bike with a chain guard and coaster brakes. I love this bike,... read more

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London to Rome

I took up cycling because it saved my life quite literally. On 1/4/2019, i was on day 3 of a ride down to Rome from London in 7 days to support a friend running the Maradona di Roma. It was magic... read more

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Image for story Solo trip - London To Florence and more

Solo trip - London To Florence and more

https://cyclingunknown.wordpress.com/ The commute to work in this beautiful part of the world helps in my training for larger scale challenges in Europe. If it is something you have thought about ... read more

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Isle of Man TT Races

I have an amazing time with by bike Liv. She is a Giant Liv Invite Co Max who hangs around with her best mate Dora, another cyclecross. We journeyed last Monday from Leeds on the train into Manc... read more

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