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I started at the Kids Hospital Westmead earlier this year. On the first day I enquired about staff parking. My colleague said "You have to wait for someone to die to get a car space". I replied wi... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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30 years ago, I was 27, with a desk job and needed a challenge. I rode a 5 speed bike from Bathurst to Thornleigh in Sydney, via Bell's Line of Road. It took me 13 hours. I hit a lump of tar going ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

When I was15 I wanted to be a professional cyclist. Cycling wasn't the coolest sport at Peninsula Grammar where cricket and footy (VFL) rule but I was in the cross country team and swim squad and h... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Jeni Bindon Great story!
Jonathan Bays Thanks Jeni

Last week I clocked over 43 years working at the same job at Murdoch University Library. For most of those years it has been a 16 Km round trip by car, mostly on my own. When younger I had riden a ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

Adventurously, we attempted the 2019 Blayney to Bathurst purely to feel like real cyclists by receiving a number we could pin to our shirts. After 70km, one flat tire, the consumption of many, man... read more

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Krishan Karthikeyan Great photo haha

My favourite place to ride would be Parramatta. I love riding there and that's where I hire my bike. Around the Parramatta river there is plenty of space to ride and also around Parramatta Park the... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Jim Hanna I start at Parramatta and ride out from there - Liverpool, Windsor, Homebush bay, Centennial Park, Brighton Le-Sands...look... read more
Bernadette Warbrick Sounds great Jim!

Great prizes to be won! Including bikes, back packs; adventures trips; restaurant vouchers and so much more. If they haven't rode much and or want to particiapte in riding opportunities, check out... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Watch this space for - workers cycling to and from RPA to Coogee

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Every 2 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer, the biggest killer of children from disease in Australia. Children deserve to be living life, not fighting for it. This October, I'm riding 500... read more

Topic: Other

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Nadia and Ana from the Health Promotion Unit SLHD enjoy their commute to work by bike. They cycle together to and from Coogee and work at RPA campus. They make the time by organising their busy y... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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2 years ago, when I was a lot fitter and 20kg lighter, my riding buddies and I completed a 3 day 160km+ ride from Yarraman to Wulkuraka. It was a funtastic 3 days, so when an opportunity recently c... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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There is but one human truth and that is there are many truths. I know this because I ride a bicycle. My cat does not ride on a bicycle, but he is alive. For him that is blessing, I suppose, and fo... read more

Topic: Other

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I have cycled since 1996, both semi professionally and recreationally, and in all this time I have found that every cyclist has a story to share, and is also a possible friendship opportunity wrapp... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Ross O'Neil Agree to all that... except the lycra!

Cycling is my main way of transport, you could say I am a commuter, I use the bicycle for almost all trips I make. But the best trips are those shared with your best mate. In this case my dog Tom... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Helen Sadler That is super cute
Wilma Van Boxtel Thank you Helen :)

A “Biketober” email in my “Inbox” piqued my interest. As a regular bicycle commuter for many years, I’d let myself get a bit lazy over winter and the cooler months… too hard, too cold, easier opti... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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There are a few different teams out there who are essentially part of the one organisation. Love2ride asked me to be Champion for NSW Department of Education because that was included in my regist... read more

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On the 1st January 2019 I set myself a goal, to complete 150-rides over the next 52-weeks - based on three rides per week. Today, 8th October, 40-weeks to the day after commencing this challenge... read more

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It has been 12 months since my bicycle tour in New Zealand so I decided to go out for a few days pedalling down to the Scenic Rim and into Northern New South Wales. I woke early on the Sunday morn... read more

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Mark Stevenson Wow! What a trek and very inspiring. I'd like to try that trail one day

After a brief, scary encounter with a magpie last year, we are prepared this year.

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Today's bike-ride took me through lush green rice-fields & forests. It was an exhilarating experience, and one I would encourage others to do. My ride was one of my 'no plan, getting lost' r... read more

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I have been riding a bike since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, or as far back as I can remember. I grew-up in a small rural town where, to get-about, a bicycle was the best form of transport.... read more

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Dan Edwards Great photo!

Just a quick one - I rode my bike so much that my actual car battery has gone flat.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I think that as a mechanised society we have lost sight of how incredible the human mind and body really are. We're built for going incredible distances in hot and cold with just the power of our m... read more

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[address removed] Depression is an insidious disease which at best impacts its victims and everyone around them and at worst makes suicide appear as the only option. In Australia eight people ea... read more

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Graham Lofthouse [address removed]

Visiting a friend in Crookwell, on way to Canberra for some riding. He took us on a beautiful flat ride along a country road. So nice getting out amongst the sounds of cows, kookaburras, frogs and ... read more

Topic: Other

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I started riding in 2010 after a battle with chronic post natal depression that almost claimed my life. My GP suggested that I take up riding as it to changed his life. I started and fell in love w... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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When people ask me why I love riding so much it’s hard to give a wheely short answer! Perhaps first and foremost it’s a great fitness activity that you can incorporate into and around your daily co... read more

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Lexy loves to ride to and from home to work at RPA campus "..it saves me time and I don't have to sit in crowded transport or a car - it works for me. Also great for the environment and I get my h... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Across SLHD there are bike parking facillities see your site's Transport Access Guides for end of trip facilities: Balmain Canterbury Concord RPAH SLHD Community Centres have their own TAG... read more

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I have never ridden a bicycle before, I tired learning in 2016 but I fell off the bicycle and broke my ligament and I had to do an ACL operation. Since then I have not sat on a bicycle again but wh... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

Back in 2015 The Public Health Unit won a cycling challenge that City of Sydney hosted and the SLHD Health Promotion Unit coordinated. The team enjoyed their winning prize of a day at the Hunter V... read more

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Just a short story of how I got my Tricycle and how it got its name! I everytime went on a bike ride and I just couldn't stay stable and I got really upset thinking I'd never feel somewhat safe rid... read more

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Hundreds of free green bikes were on offer for the great western Australian bike ride 2005 . After touring beautiful south western Australia mine has taken me more than 30,000 km. It's now too old... read more

Topic: Other

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I bought a bike around 10 years ago and rode it for a while but it has been sitting in my shed gathering dust. It is a great bike, light weight and was easy to ride when I bought it. I have had k... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Jillian Woolmer Bike is better and I rode it around 35km again without a problem. Wonderful the difference a riser to raise your handle ba... read more

I have been riding throughout the month of October raising money for Kids Cancer Research [address removed] So far I have raised $876.58 and riden 601km. Unfortunately my son James, who rides wi... read more

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Helen Sadler That is an awesome effort. Well done

It doesn't matter how many bikes I have or how many rides I do, how many places I visit or how far I go, only that there is always one more person to bring on the journey - you!

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Its an amazing feeling to see your colleagues and friend follow your envouragemnet and go sustainable and carbon free. Their stories of enjoyfull ride are so exciting

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I've been chasing my 83 year old Father's mileage right from the start of this challenge. After doing 120kms last Sunday, I was still 15kms in arrears. I went out early yesterday and did a 53km... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Tom Darville Old guys rule!!!

I have been a regular supporter of bike riding events that encourage everyone to ride more and have supported the workplace challenge for many years. I've seen it help motivate riders to start a ha... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Mark Taylor ..and we raised nearly $12,000 for charity!
Peter Whyte Great work

This Sunday is round three of the SE QLD cyclocross series and the clouds are looming. Is it weird that I'm hoping for rain so there will be mud?

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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I vividly remember the dreaded day mum took the training wheels off my bike and took me and my brother down to a park in Brookfield to ride without the stability and reliance of those extra two whe... read more

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My first time on a Bicycle built for two was different. My husband was in the front and there were times I closed my eyes cause I just don't want to look at how he was going to avoid something. Jus... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

So far 657 miles Brings lots of smiles Never mind the weather As long as bike and I are together On every outing picking up litter The wind and temperature bitter Going round the BMX track ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Super excited to participate in the La Mesa scavenger hunt #lamesa Chrissy017

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

Let me just say I’m not a fan of the sore butt that comes when I pedal my 2wheeler. But I solved that problem. Just recently I bought a used/new/never ridden Terratrike Rover. It’s an entry level ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

It’s Saturday and the #lovetoride scavenger hunt is still going. We got a late morning start, but we’ve accomplished to find the clues that we’re just added. We only had to double back once. But no... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Do you remember the first time you rode a bicycle? I wonder why it can't be as fun as an adult. Actually, it should be more fun because your experience and strength should make it easier to ride. M... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

We rode throughout the neighborhood and my grandaughter took her bunny for a ride in her basket. She had a harness on her and jumped out of it and my hubby caught it as fast as it hit the ground.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

It was really exciting to win a new ABUS lock and some swag from the #BikeLove drawing last month! Now I can leave my bike outside when I run into the store. Thanks to Sylvie, the San Diego County ... read more

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