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Trips together

As well as encouraging others at work to participate in the bike challenge, my partner and I have been exploring Auckland's cycleways and done parts of the Hauraki Rail Trail. We've gone to so many... read more

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Railway adventure

We crossed the railway lines using the pedestrian crossing, and had to do some super maneuvers. Great achievement, and lots of fun!!!

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Sunday ride

Sunday morning 28/02/21 and level 3 has kicked in. I'm feeling pumped, yeah! let's do this...no destination in mind I'm just going to ride so I head over toward Mangere Bridge underpass. I decid... read more

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Tri-It!

Kia Ora whānau, This is my e-trike, Trinity. She's the reason why I am loving the Bike Challenge this year. She makes riding up (and down) the hills a real breeze. Prior to having her in my life, ... read more

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Break free of gridlock with an ebike

I was getting tired of the parking lot otherwise known as the northwestern motorway - and because my working day is “bookended” by school dropoff and collection times I couldn’t change my hours to ... read more

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"It's Never Too Late To Make a Difference" (My Motto)

A keen sportsman in younger days, I was 50 yrs when I decided to get back to a fitter, healthier, Happier lifestyle. I joined a gym, tramped, and cycled. At 65 yrs I studied to the certificate leve... read more

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Image for story Bringing the family together

Bringing the family together

This weekend we spend a couple of days on the Hauraki rail trail....cycling has become a great way to spend time together away from screens creating new and varied experiences. There was laughter a... read more

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Image for story Reasons to ride!

Reasons to ride!

Hey hey, It's almost the end of #MoveitMonday week 2 My story is about sharing that I now find that I am excited about biking to or from work as part of this challenge as I am not really very co... read more

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Image for story Turning 60 & aiming to get an age group podium

Turning 60 & aiming to get an age group podium

Mountain Biking/ Cross country Event in this coming years events T42 Maybe the Dual -Rangitoto/Motutapu? Any other suggestions welcome

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Image for story Timber Trail Epic Ride with Newbies

Timber Trail Epic Ride with Newbies

After a week of registering In the Bike Auckland Challenge and sharing my passion with my fellow brethren in our church of how passionate I am in riding gave them the motivation to ride with me on ... read more

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Image for story Thames-Paeroa Rail Trail

Thames-Paeroa Rail Trail

The Rail Trail is beautiful and almost completely flat. My 13-year-old son and I cycled from Thames to Matatoki, but I really wanted to see what was around the next corner, so the next day came bac... read more

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Image for story Can we please get over The Auckland Harbour Bridge?

Can we please get over The Auckland Harbour Bridge?

I have dreamt for the last 30 years that I could just leave my house in Northcote Point and take my bike over The Auckland Harbour Bridge to the CBD for my work. Now that I am retired I still canno... read more

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Breakfast ride motivation

This is my first year as the office champion for the bike challenge. Over the month we have met up for a total of three cycle breakfasts before work. They are by far the easiest way of getting me o... read more

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Another convert

The second person I lent my ebike out to for the commute from Massey to the city has also bought an ebike. Two fewer cars on the road; two happier people.

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Another convert

A friend was getting frustrated with his car commute from Massey to the City and the $12 per day parking costs. He was quizzing me on ebikes, so I lent him mine to see if it was a goer for him befo... read more

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Image for story Boffa Miskell Early Risers Breakfast

Boffa Miskell Early Risers Breakfast

A nice early morning jaunt wiht my colleagues to the Williams Cafe in the Wynyard Quarter before work.

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discounted biking gear

just heads up that there is a bicycle clearance store on Lunn Ave , they have helmets from $20 and huge bins of assorted bike accessories including lights, gloves, saddles etc at very affordable pr... read more

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Bikes as tools

We’re trying to help my nieces and nephews not to just see biking just as a fun leisure activity but as a tool for getting to school, doing the shopping and getting to places they want to go. Toda... read more

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Image for story Whats the fastest way to get to work in Auckland city?

Whats the fastest way to get to work in Auckland city?

Spoiler alert... its an e-bike. We always thought this was the case, but we figured we should probably be sure. So our teammate Josh ran a test over a normal Auckland working week, comparing com... read more

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Beats Traffic

Coming 20kms out from Half Moon Bay to Grafton i am able to ride along the Rotary walk and along riverside road and the mostly completed track on the other side. Making use of these routes (albeit ... read more

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Soyons source d'inspiration pour les autres

Quand on sort à vélo, nous sommes un convois de 6 personnes 😅 J'aime les valeurs et l'importance de transmettre le goût de l'activité physique à mes enfants, mais aussi à tous ceux que nous crois... read more

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Mom hasn't rode a bike in years!

My mom had a stroke in 2018 and lost feeling in her right side, she has regained it and can now hold on to the handle bars :) We went on a short bike cruise to see how she does and she loves it! No... read more

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Why Bike Lives Matter

Our team is part of a strong cycling/mountain biking community with world class scenery and trails. One of the unfortunate things about cycling on the road is that some motorists don't appreciate ... read more

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Image for story Wokingham Bikeathon!

Wokingham Bikeathon!

Wokingham Bikeathon Time: Registration from 8.15am until 10.30am Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022 Venue: The event will start and finish at Cantley Park, Wokingham, RG40 5QG Routes There ... read more

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Boat Bike Tours

After losing my husband 2 years ago I took myself off on a Boat Bike Tour to the Netherlands (We had been looking at doing it together) Having not ridden a bike for 19 months I booked an E-bike, I... read more

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Image for story Breezelancs

Breezelancs

Encouraging others to ride is my passion. I became Breeze Champion in 2011 and have since led over 500 group rides and encouraged thousands of women to ride!

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Image for story Thoughts on Bike to Work Days

Thoughts on Bike to Work Days

During Florida Bicycle Month (March) this year, I had the opportunity to work on – and ride in – two bike to work events. I have participated in Orlando’s in years past, but helping to plan has me ... read more

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Make new friends

I enjoy riding my bike because I make new friends. One time I met someone who lived in my neighborhood. We have remained friends ever since... :)

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Image for story Reason to be cheerful 1, 2, 30

Reason to be cheerful 1, 2, 30

Today I counted thirty reasons why I was right to sell the car and get a bicycle. Four o’clock. Nearly rush hour, and the roads are starting to get busy. Those who can get away before five do so... read more

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Kick starting our informal bike group in 2022

I carved out some time to go out on a ride on Saturday, first long ride of 2022. I put a shout out to friends on WhatsApp and they joined too. Made a day of it with breakfast in Henley and an ic... read more

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Image for story Claydon Cycling Club Turns 2!

Claydon Cycling Club Turns 2!

Hip Hip Hooray! We’ve hit another milestone, as Claydon Cycling Club was ‘born’ just over 2 years ago. We celebrated with our recent birthday ride to Stratton Audley Barn. During our time as a c... read more

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Image for story Social cycling in Glasgow ...

Social cycling in Glasgow ...

I moved to Glasgow some 6 years ago and looked at options for cycling clubs and blown away at the choice. Me and a friend decided that there was no mid level choice, and we set up our own called We... read more

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Image for story Have You Tried Triking?

Have You Tried Triking?

We all like biking, but have you ever tried triking? I recently bought myself a KMX Kolt Trike. Reason, it’s different and fun!! It certainly works the core muscles and is a different way of cyc... read more

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Image for story Over dijken en dammen en door bossen

Over dijken en dammen en door bossen

Ik houd van een afstandje fietsen. Of liever gezegd afstanden, te beginnen met 200 als randonneur. Binnen een tijdslimiet en volledig zelf bedruipend en niet gemotoriseerd. Een tocht heb ik in het... read more

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Have Bicycle Will Go

Bicycling has been my freestyle mode of transportation for decades. I have journeyed on my bicycle anytime, anywhere. It's always there for me, It is an adventure navigating through my percepti... read more

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Image for story Active transportation advocacy ... and self-discovery

Active transportation advocacy ... and self-discovery

I was shocked to discover, when COVID led to curtailing most of my travel in the last couple of years, that I don't ride a bike for pleasure. Apparently, I ride only to get to places, and I enjoy t... read more

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Image for story A riding option: Recumbent trikes

A riding option: Recumbent trikes

I became legally blind in 2012 and could no longer drive a car. I was so grateful to discover recumbent trikes. They are very stable and could be a great option for several people that cannot ride ... read more

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Flab social group rides

Hi Everyone, when lockdown hit i lost my motivation to get out and ride on my bike, this was partially due to not being able to ride with my cycling club as we were to large to get rides organised.... read more

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Goal getter

Pre-pandemic I HAD a bike but it didn’t get out much and I hadn’t quite plucked up the courage to use it to commute to work, despite wanting to. When public transport became largely discouraged at ... read more

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Image for story The Parkway Half Marathon - Plaque Says it All.

The Parkway Half Marathon - Plaque Says it All.

Thank you dearly to those responsible! (Not me!) Plaque reads: “ [quote] The Parkway Half Marathon, in collaboration with the Cordova Recreation and Parks District the City of Rancho Cordov... read more

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Image for story Een foto maken hoort erbij, anders telt de rit niet mee

Een foto maken hoort erbij, anders telt de rit niet mee

Mijn (fiets) maten weten nu wel hoe het werkt, bij een rit hoort een foto “anders telt hij niet mee”. Gewoon tijdens het rijden achter in de groep of juist een selfie als windvanger voorop. Afstapp... read more

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Image for story My heart attack changed my life.

My heart attack changed my life.

After having a near death experience (heart attack), I changed my eating habits and I started to ride my bike to work. Now I live my life to the fullest and encourage other with my new life style. ... read more

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Hit and run

So after being hit by a car in January I wasn’t gonna let this deter me from cycling, 2mths later and a new bike later I’m back on my bike and enjoying getting out and cycling again. Lovely weather... read more

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Image for story This Her Lane Ride

This Her Lane Ride

This past Saturday we enjoyed a women's ride celebrating Women's Herstory Month. It was great meeting and riding with other local women cycling groups in San Antonio. We celebrated, cheered, & ... read more

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Mum gets E-Bike

My 69 year old mum recently got an E-Bike and with it a new lease if life and adventure. Now a cycle into Glasgow or up the hilly routes to East Kilbride is well within her capabilities and she is ... read more

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Cycling hurdles

I’ve been organising our bike hubs recently, getting all the bikes sorted out ready for annual service. As I was climbing over bikes, it got me to thinking about hurdles. Hurdles.. in cycling? Say ... read more

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Image for story New circular routes in Bracknell Forest

New circular routes in Bracknell Forest

It was a lovely day to be out and about on the bike yesterday. I spent most of the day cycling the network of traffic-free cyclepaths south of Bracknell town centre, putting up vinyl stickers to he... read more

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Ride & Network

Hello Everyone, My name is Seb, originally from Goa-India, now based in Leicester. I started cycling some years back but they were just short spins. Last year I did longer rides and enjoyed i... read more

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Life Changing

Diet and exercise have gone up a notch in my life due to a stroke a few months ago and a CAE procedure 2 weeks ago to remove the blockage (plaque)in the severe stage. Biking has been a savior to ge... read more

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Image for story Have a day!

Have a day!

The race team for riders who don't necessarily want to race! To quote the website (and they have stickers!) “WE DON’T CARE WHERE YOU PLACE, JUST THAT YOU HAVE A DAY ON THE BIKE” Have A Day Race... read more

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