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Image for story When on holiday hire a bike

When on holiday hire a bike

Fantastic bike ride along the water's edge by Titanic on a hire bike as on holiday, June 21.

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Image for story My 2018 Challenge

My 2018 Challenge

Barry Gregson is 72 years old. He took up cycling after he retired and since then has been cycling regularly. Since the start of the year 2018, however, Barryโ€™s cycling has moved up a few gears! A... read more

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Image for story Riding through london

Riding through london

Having been visiting family in London I decided why not follow the bike route into the city.

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Stories from around the world

I like to ride to commute, for recreation and for fitness reasons.

Cycling allows me to get out into the fresh air and the countryside and gives me a feeling of freedom to choose the path less travelled, sometimes discovering new places right on my door step! I... read more

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Cycling anyway

I was a bit nervous when I signed up to a local Ladies only cycle - a 10 mile route round Cheltenham but I was determined to give it a go. When I turned up, there was another lady there so we got c... read more

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It didn't stop raining BUT

I have this ridiculous goal and no, 5.4 miles really isn't enough to *average* and get there, AND it's going to dive down to the teens for high temps later this week. So, "better ride now,... read more

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Image for story Live Life Now.

Live Life Now.

I've always loved cycling. All my life. I cycled to and from school. I've cycled for charity. I've cycled for fun and fitness. As I got older and recreational time seemed to get shorter, I cycled l... 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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Image for story Bikes at The Brewery - Birmingham

Bikes at The Brewery - Birmingham

Birmingham - SAVE THE DATE - Sunday 9th January - Free cycling event @ Attic Brew Co. Including free bike checks, led ride, route finding and bike maintenance session ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿป

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Image for story Cycling UK meets Colin Bird

Cycling UK meets Colin Bird

Wanting a couple of MTB bicycle frames, I ventured down to the Walsall Bike Project workshop. Once there, I shared of my Led Ride Leader Qualifications and earned a position with Cycling UK. Afte... read more

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Image for story The total riding experiance

The total riding experiance

My wife Jo and I have been riders for many years and a lot of them have been "CAR FREE"! Weither by choice or situation doesn't matter, it gives us a chance to show that yes, you can live without a... read more

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Image for story A Bicycle Towing Hack to Remember.

A Bicycle Towing Hack to Remember.

Hi folks, Recovering from a head injury, unable to drive, I was challenged with a 'very' different task to enable me to get my child there and back to school. So, I made a bicycle hitch which ena... read more

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Image for story Lanarkshire Guided Rides

Lanarkshire Guided Rides

I am a British cycling trained ride leader and through a website called- letโ€™s ride.co.uk offer guided rides in Glasgow. Ride in the safety of a friendly group and enjoy a cycle from easy going to ... read more

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Image for story My son and daughter

My son and daughter

My daughter and son are 9 years diferentes the best way I found to spare healthy time with them is biking ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ. Good conversation, different interests for each one but a common bike

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Cycling for my mental health

I began riding in 2012 when I was quite over weight and was suffering from quite severe depression and OCD. Cycling not only helped me lose weight and become physically healthy but it actually cont... read more

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Cycling = Cake

It's funny what interests people to start cycling or cycle more. Some are the cost savings they would make, the health impact, the sense of freedom... well I was sat at work having a treat of a cho... read more

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Image for story Hurry up Dad

Hurry up Dad

Got my son off training wheels at 3. Taught him to ride in a peloton, and tame his youthful energy to pace himself for 50 milers. He finished his first Ironman in September 2021!

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Image for story Bike with your kids! Youโ€™ll achieve more than you think.

Bike with your kids! Youโ€™ll achieve more than you think.

Multitasking: A motherโ€™s best friend. There arenโ€™t a lot of activities that my whole family can do together. Biking though allows me to get a workout for myself, pick my kids up from school, and th... read more

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Image for story Anytimeeeeeee...

Anytimeeeeeee...

The beauty of cycling is that as long as YOU are ready, you can cycle anytime of day. Morning, afternoon, evening or very late/early hours. That's what I do, cycle odd hours and just have fun &... read more

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Image for story Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Just met my goal of 50 miles for the month of October! I may not have met the goal if I didn't tough out the rain to ride in Critical Mass's October ride. If you haven't met your goal yet, don't gi... read more

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Denim Jeans hoodie baby distance and hot day

3 months prior I had met a guy who was partner to my wife's friend who was a cyclist and suggested that we should do a ride together. Well finally 3 months later we got that ride in. He turned up o... read more

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First Big Ride

We've been cycling to school since around January, today took on the biggest challenge yet a 17km roundtrip to where I work ๐Ÿ˜

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Image for story What's Biking in the D?

What's Biking in the D?

Saturday, October 23: D-TOWN RIDERS Soul Roll @ Dequindre Cut; Cider in the City @ Beacon Park Sunday, October 24: Ride to Vote @ Livernois and W Outer Drive Head over to the events page (... read more

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Image for story It's (almost) always ride weather!

It's (almost) always ride weather!

A couple of weekends ago the forecast was rain, rain and some more rain. I had planned to do my first ever 100-mile bike ride, what to do? I decided that all winter long the weather might have o... read more

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Image for story Biking in Colder Climate

Biking in Colder Climate

If youโ€™re a year round biker, here are some tips when it comes to the weather.

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From Fat to Fit

Bought a good, inexpensive Trek in Dec. 2013. Was 255+ lbs and rising with borderline hypertension and assorted weight problems. Kept riding, and by August 2014, was able to make the 5 miles to wor... read more

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Image for story Joanne Blair is the DAC Beachcroft #CycleSeptember Star 2021!

Joanne Blair is the DAC Beachcroft #CycleSeptember Star 2021!

Joanne had not cycled since she was a schoolgirl of 12 but had a real urge to get back on 2 wheels this September. She had been a close watcher of all our DACB cycling / walking events for years, a... read more

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Image for story Night riding

Night riding

We have all missed being out cycling together and fitting it in has required some night riding. We all got the bike lights on tonight and enjoyed a couple of hours of chatting and night riding safe... read more

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Image for story DBC Frozen First

DBC Frozen First

A special thank you and shout out to these early birds for coming out and taking a quick little New Year's morning spin around Dearborn, Michigan. #DBCFrozenFirst aka: #FirstDozen #DearbornBikingCr... read more

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Image for story UNDER THE COLD MOON

UNDER THE COLD MOON

I'm being followed by a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Leaping and hopping on a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Songwriter: Islam Yusuf ... read more

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Image for story Almost there.....

Almost there.....

2021 has been a tough year, work from home no reason to cycle, no commute to work.....set myself a goal, "Ride every day".... was easy to start with lots of enthusiasm much like when you join a gym... read more

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Image for story Fietsen bevalt erg goed

Fietsen bevalt erg goed

In juli 2020 vorig jaar kocht ik een tweedehands e-bike voor woon-werkverkeer. De afstand enkele reis is 26 KM en gaat voor een deel door mooi buitengebied. Ik koos voor een tweedehands fiets omdat... read more

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Image for story Linking up Community Parks through Led Rides.

Linking up Community Parks through Led Rides.

I have been helping out (Assisting) with a few community parks here in the West Midlands. I was approached to lead a project which looked after the Learn to Ride beginners (cycling). Here, I intr... read more

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Image for story Xmas Social Ride - Birmingham

Xmas Social Ride - Birmingham

Birmingham!!! Join us for a #Xmas social #ride & snowman trail #walk on Tuesday 21st Dec, Group Ride - meet Hamdsworth park 1pm or make your own way into City Centre and meet us at Snowhi... read more

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Image for story Find a Cycling Group in Birmingham

Find a Cycling Group in Birmingham

At the weekend I had a fab time riding with Joyful Bellas & Fellas ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜€ Weather you are new to cycling or just struggling to get out on those colder days riding with a group can help! Weโ€™re so lu... read more

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Image for story 13.32 Kilometre Led ride Tour, WMPCCC

13.32 Kilometre Led ride Tour, WMPCCC

Using the old canal and railway sidings here in Willenhall. Please follow link to see our journey(s) [address removed]

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Image for story Everglades Levee, a nice challenge for the weekend

Everglades Levee, a nice challenge for the weekend

Hello there, this is a little story after i rode this long gravel ride around the levee, everything started with a broken leg after a long motorcycle ride from key west to lakeland, fl... the re... read more

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Image for story RIDE IT OFF

RIDE IT OFF

I drink alone, yeah With nobody else I drink alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself (George Thorogood - I Drink Alone, 1985) George Thorogo... read more

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Sons friend from school

Took my son (13) and a friend from his from school for a ride around a nice local route today, at their request! It is only 4.someodd miles long, and we managed 3 laps. Not to bad for his friend wh... read more

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Image for story LA Marathon Crash Ride (Midnight Century Edition)

LA Marathon Crash Ride (Midnight Century Edition)

Every year hundreds of LA riders get together at Tang's donuts at 4:00 am and ride the LA Marathon course. Is an awesome ride and I already have done it five times. I invited some friends and ended... read more

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Image for story Never Thought Possible

Never Thought Possible

I never thought Iโ€™d be able to ride in a race. After a lot of hard work, training and dedication I won overall female in my first ever race. You never know what youโ€™re capable of until you try. #... read more

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Image for story Hoping to inspire others

Hoping to inspire others

In August of 2014 I had a heart attack. After 40+ years of smoking, quit cold turkey. Was looking for a way to stay healthy. So after about 30 years of not being on a bike, I decided to buy one. Af... read more

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Image for story Never is late to start

Never is late to start

See picture he was me 8 month ago . Almost 300 pounds , I could not breathe well ether sleep . I woke up with all my body pain , at 9 am feel like never sleep. But biking ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ gave me a new oportun... read more

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Image for story My Bike and I are One!

My Bike and I are One!

Remember to do something today that your future you will be thankful for! Cycling for me isn't just about getting on a bike, but a lifestyle. I fell into cycling about 6 years ago and never looked... read more

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Image for story My son

My son

Some time is difficult move away my son from computer. Finally I did it . He said yes โ€œ I will try โ€œ . It was and amazing time he and me enjoyed. Talking during riding . He said after 6 miles ridin... read more

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Image for story Surprisingly Bikeable Sanford

Surprisingly Bikeable Sanford

The Sanford Bike to Work Day event will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021, and will help kick off FDOT's Mobility Week campaign (you can register and view our route at [address removed]). T... read more

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Bike Tour -

Invited a fried to join in for a bike tour. She came and we both enjoyed the ride. Health and fitness and fun a great combination.

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Image for story 'Bike Benefits' = 16% off on your natural foods bill!

"Bike Benefits" = 16% off on your natural foods bill!

In Madison, WI, we have a great, active, assertive and successful bike advocacy community. One achievement has been the "Bike Benefits" program, which has arranged for cyclists with a ($5) Bike Ben... read more

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Image for story Some surprising things can be seen riding bikes

Some surprising things can be seen riding bikes

I ride for fitness so I ride similar routes each ride. I was surprised a few weeks ago to see a wild Peacock in the front lawn of the houses. A few days latter I saw the same peacock, and then the... read more

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Encouraged Daphne from Global Growers

We went to Global Growers and our tour guide Daphne has 2 kids and is new to the area. I let her test Tracey's bike and my Douze (bakfiet) to help her see what even with 2 kids she can ditch the c... read more

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