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A fun family ride

We were biking up to point Chev on the first we had a fantastic ride

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Tirohanga Whānui (Spencer Road to Albany walking and cycling bridge)

The new walking and cycling bridge joining the Albany Centre to Spencer Road and East Coast Bays opened this morning. A great addition to the local cycling network.

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Little and often!

I didn't think I would write here as what I do is so little, but I want to thank Love to Ride for getting me back on my bike. It is very different to when I was a teenager in England road racing. C... read more

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I'm riding to fight cancer and better my self

Well this year I am riding for the fifth year in the Great Cycle Challenge. It is a great way to challenge my self to be a better cyclist and raise money to fight kids cancer. Some years have be... read more

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John O'Groats to home

I wanted to do John O'Groats to Land's End during 2 holidays. In May 2021 I cycled with my husband from home to Land's End 339 miles in 5 days -weather rubbish -hail, wind, rain, thunder. In July... read more

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Brakes

A bicycle must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level clean pavement. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Carrying Packages

A cyclist may not carry any package that prevents them from keeping both hands on the handlebars. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Image for story Bucket List - Off-Road Duathlon

Bucket List - Off-Road Duathlon

I’ve done a little cyclocross races, road duathlons and triathlons but never raced off road on a mountain bike. Well at 65 years old I guess there was no better time than the present! Signed up fo... read more

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Just ride

It's a Public Holiday Eve eventhough have been lock down for more than 2 months in my country. Just ride and explore around. A lot of changes in my resident rea

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Wimbledon Devastation

Monday 28th June, lovely morning ride to work the start of Wimbledon YEY,(my other passion). I had my lucky Wimbledon monogramed hand towel in my back pack, sad but i love it :) cycled to work only... read more

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Image for story Breast cancer now challenge when injured!!

Breast cancer now challenge when injured!!

After getting into cycling recently, I set myself a challenge...ride 300km in July for breast cancer now. I had rides planned, secured sponsors, got all excited...then disaster struck. My pet cat ... read more

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Cycling is my Happy Place

Following on from my previous story, “Getting back on a bike at 58”. I’m now 60 and loving all the freedom my bike gives me. I now ride my lovely Liv Avail AR 1 (purchased just before lock down 1).... read more

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Image for story Bikepacking micro-adventure

Bikepacking micro-adventure

I’ve been meaning to get out and do a local overnight trip on the bike, and finally got round to doing it last night. Brilliant to be out off-road on deserted bridleways, didn’t need lights until a... read more

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Life saving bicycle

I'll keep this short, I didn't hear a car from my left side, hmm going deaf? coincidently my bike would not balance... off to the Dr. numerous tests resulted in an MRI scan. Aha, it's NOT the bike... read more

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Riding everyday

I have been riding my bike every day since 1.1.15 when I decided this would be my bike challenge. I say every day but I crashed my bike that September and had to be brought home in an ambulance and... read more

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A weekend of cycling

For the past 4 days I cycled for charity, as far as I could each day!

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Image for story Never to old to peddle and roll.

Never to old to peddle and roll.

Five years ago I got a bike to get out, have some fun and maybe loss weight. 18 months later I had loss 6 Stone, I now own four mountain bikes and at the young age of 57 will be going to Bike Park ... read more

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Waiting for my foot to mend

A few years ago I took up running (again!) and gradually built up distances with the aim of running a marathon. Then I injured my foot through a combination of long runs and vigorous spade work on ... read more

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On the mend

Great to get out and jog a short distance today. As someone who comes from a family with a history of biking, I never really understood the appeal of running. Firstly, cycling thighs aren't really ... read more

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I ❤️ my bike!

Many years ago I said goodbye to my rickety, heavy, hand me down bike the night before my driving test. Over confidence of youth! But I did pass my test and never wanted to cycle again. Forty years... read more

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Kielder first ride.

Kielder reservoir has always been on my list of places to ride. Finally got the chance to tick it off the list!! With my brother, my fiancees dad and brother, we set off with gusto😁 After a couple ... read more

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1000 this month

This month I am trying for the 1000 miles but looks like I may not make it last month was easy 600 miles so I thought an extra 400 would be easy, It's not easy I have the time as I am retired I am ... read more

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Cry for help!

I cycle to work on the quietest route possible. One frosty morning I heard a feeble cry of “Help!” , coming from a garden. I stopped my bike and found a lady in her 90s and dressed in her night at... read more

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Image for story Not Croatia but a great day out in North Wales

Not Croatia but a great day out in North Wales

Met up with 14 other friends who I normally get together with for a week's cycling holiday touring the Croatian Islands. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel again this year, so today we headed ac... read more

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Image for story My cat will be in heaven!

My cat will be in heaven!

Whilst out on a 40 mile cycle ride today, I happened upon a new place for my cat to stay when I am next able to go away on my cycling holiday to Croatia. Called the Willow Tree Cat Hotel, it reall... read more

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Attack of the Canada Geese

As I continue my mission to cycle the entire Birmingham Canal Navigation system I headed out along the Grand Union towards East Birmingham. I navigated the skunk smokers in Small Heath, survived an... read more

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Image for story ALL for a good cause! Leicester to Edinburgh for RAINBOWS..

ALL for a good cause! Leicester to Edinburgh for RAINBOWS..

Riders of Shaam are humbled to be supporting Rainbows Children’s Hospice for the Third time. An organisation that is so close to our hearts. Sadly, some children don’t live long enough. Since 1... read more

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Personal challenge

Prior STP rider, this is #5 for me. Three weeks ago, had a bad fall on some steep stairs and broke five ribs and three minor spinal fractures. First ride today, indoor on our stationary bike, but... read more

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Image for story Fueling my competitive spirit...

Fueling my competitive spirit...

Recently, as part of a volunteer group from my work, I had the opportunity to be a road marshal for a local series of criterium races. As I volunteered on the "most dangerous" corner because of th... read more

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Parental Supervision

The parent or guardian of a child shall not authorize or knowingly permit a child to violate any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Image for story One of my better rides today

One of my better rides today

I don’t believe that I have ever reached 215 mph on a ride before.

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Image for story Just ride

Just ride

It's a Public Holiday Eve eventhough have been lock down for more than 2 months in my country. Just ride and explore around. A lot of changes in my resident rea

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The Longest Day

As part of the pandmic and challenge to keep training in November 2020 I set myself a challenge to ride, on the Longest Day (June 21st) from sunrise 0440 to sunset 2136. And then I started training... read more

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Image for story a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

Hi everyone: Some good news after 2.5 years: I just had a successful resolution in a bike injury case bikinginla. com/ Six figures. See Press Release above A 12 page story ... read more

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Image for story Bay Way

Bay Way

I only started cycling again during the pandemic (after around an 8 year break). I had to build up road confidence again plus get some miles in my legs. I joined the Lancaster Womens Cycling Grou... read more

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Ebike from a campsite to the opera

We wanted to take use our ebikes to get into London from the Crystal Palace campsite but were worried about security while we were in the opera seeing La Boheme. I was also concerned about traffic... read more

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Image for story It's a mental thing

It's a mental thing

Recently separated, no money to speak of and living in a rented room. I was struggling.. My head was spinning and i had a fogged mind... The one good thing I did during this was buy my mountain bik... read more

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Am I jinxed?

On 17 December 2017 as was my usual routine after finishing my morning shift, I got on my bike to cycle to the gym. However, I’d only gone about 1-200 yards, and at very slow speed as it was still ... read more

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Image for story LeJog aspirant

LeJog aspirant

My new found enjoyment of cycling, started around 10 years ago. I have happy childhood memories of all the bikes I have had (was never allowed a Raleigh Chopper (there's still time I guess), but a ... read more

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Image for story Respect

Respect

I have always cycled and for many years it was a hobby however one day at my parents house my father spoke of a cycle from Edinburgh to Glasgow in the rain on his dying Scott bike and it was his be... read more

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Lovely evening for a pedal

I’ve just had a lovely cycle along the Tarka trail with my friend Jane. We had a a nice catch up whilst taking in the fabulous views along the estuary. Total therapy session:)

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Image for story Half of the Welsh Dragon Route

Half of the Welsh Dragon Route

This past weekend I joined up with some friends who were riding a full circuit of Wales including the South, West and North Coasts plus a circuit of Anglesey and returning down the Welsh - English ... read more

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Image for story Doing it for Breast Cancer

Doing it for Breast Cancer

Signed up to do 300km in the Month of July for the Charity . . Looking forward to the challenge and getting my partner involved too 🤞💝🌈

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Image for story Fun memories of Moreton Corbett Castle, Shropshire

Fun memories of Moreton Corbett Castle, Shropshire

Today as part of my new challenge to visit as many villages and hamlets in Shropshire, I revisited a village that I had not been to for about 25 years. Within the village is a castle and when I la... read more

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Get on Your Bike!

I severe lack of cash resulted in missing insurance payments on my car and the policy cancelled! Luckily I had three bicycles in the shed all in various states of disrepair. Selecting the best of... read more

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Riding in the rain

I'm a relatively novice bike-rider, having picked it up because of a bad knee which is making running and walking difficult on some days. Having logged a few rides before work I thought I'd set off... read more

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Cats' eyes

I had biked out a few miles to Writtle from Chelmsford to my first in-person-post-lockdown Book club this week but was a bit concerned to notice on the way that there was no.street lighting on the ... read more

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New job, new (active) routine

So I started my new job in January, working from home initially like so many other people during covid. Easing of the restrictions in April meant I could start my job properly, by going into my ... read more

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"A small hill"

My partner and I went to Devon to visit his family this weekend. I've recently gotten into cycling so was excited to go for a ride with them, as they're veterans of the sport. After about 30 minute... read more

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Image for story Elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial

I have been waiting for the elderflowers to open on my local cycle path (far from the fumes of traffic) and last week the time finally arrived (almost a whole month later than last year). I put a c... read more

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