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I have cycled some new routes recently and have been looking for small country lanes and roads that link to old routes trying to avoid busy roads and traffic. I have cycled some beautiful countrysi... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Nearly four years ago my father was terminally ill. I discovered mountain biking through a friend's encouragement and never looked back! It's a great way to unwind, chat, forgot about stuff, get fi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I work at FareShare Sussex and Karola from Cranks mentioned that they were offering discounts to key workers during the summer. They provided discounts on bikes and services for ten of our voluntee... read more

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We live in Brighton and my daughter goes to the orthodontist in Hailsham. In the past we drove as there isn’t a train station in Hailsham. Since making the family decision to ditch the car during l... read more

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I took up cycling again during lockdown and dusted the cobwebs off my bike in the shed. After a gentle start I have been riding 3 x a week. I am working from home during the pandemic but returned t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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I work in a local school and have spent lockdown teaching down the camera online. We started back for a new academic year with the children back in school, vowing to keep the school open as much as... read more

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Shirley Foster how lovely to be able to see the sea on your ride

Jay's cycles is a local friendly bike repair and servicing company based a few miles from Brighton with easy parking. We cover everything from small puncture fixes to full services and rebuilds! W... read more

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The Undercliff is stunning with a full moon rising over the sea. No need for lights. And it's deserted.

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In a few weeks time I will be cycling the 100 miles of the South Downs Way in 3 days to raise money for Raleigh International. This is tough off road with lots of hills. Trying to fit in training b... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Steve Carpenter Hi, did it about three years ago in two days!!! bad weather to start then sun came out when we got to Amberly so we carried... read more

In this story I will give you 3 facts alongside my own reasons for you to get on your bike! 1) Enjoy Nature What better way to experience the great outdoors than to eat some dust and get intimate... read more

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Our team at the University of Brighton has been remote working since March '20 and we're fortunate that most aspects of our work can be undertaken online. However we're on the brink of submitting t... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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This January we got a brand new electric cargo bike at work to help deliver food to people in need. It means I'm doing loads more cycling and feeling great. Although it's an electric assisted bike,... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I commute to work by bike, so in autumn and winter I ride in darkness almost daily. Over the years I have gradually made my bike more visible – it now sports reflective strips, dynamo lights and a ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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I live in Brighton and work between Brighton and Hayward’s Heath hospitals and have traditionally always cycled to Brighton and driven to Hayward’s Heath. My husband, a keen environmentalist and pa... read more

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I was really enjoying cycle september, cycling every day. Stupidly, I have never worn a helmet, mainly due to looks, the discomfort and the fact it is anothor bit of bagage to consider. During Sept... read more

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John M What a terrible thing to have happened I wish you a speedy recovery. It is the driver who should be learning the lesson (or... read more
Shirley Foster I do hope you are feeling better now, sending best wishes for a speedy recovery

My kids usually ride on the cargobike to school every morning, but during Bike To School Week, my 8-year-old cycled on his own bike three days out of five. It was 4.5 miles, mostly on the road, and... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I live in Hove and there's nothing better than cycling up to Devils Dyke and across to Truleigh Hill. The view off the downs is stunning anyway, but from Truliegh you also get to see the river Adur... read more

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Getting out on your bike is a safe way to experience the world outside while we're all self-isolating. And you never know what you might see! I cycled up towards Ditchling Beacon. Stopping to watch... read more

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Zizzie Moore what a stunning photograph. Must have been a beautiful sight to see for real

After recently getting my new ride via the cycle to work scheme, I've talked myself into a 'bit of a challenge'. I'm climbing Mt Snowdon in aid of Cancer research, and then cycling back home to su... read more

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Lucy Pearson good luck, makes my 100 miles of south downs way seem like peanuts!

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I was riding along today and a young lady with a child was really having a struggle with her shopping, so I thought I would help seeing I had the trailer on bike, I expected the lady to put her ... read more

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Last summer we took out first family bike trip. Up the east coast of Lake Michigan. Ten days total with a couple of zero days. Camped the entire way and even took the dog. Our 10 year old was a mo... read more

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Sean from San Diego Bike Coalition promoting “Bike Anywhere Week” for Channel 8. Story airs Monday, May 10!

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I joined a group of people on Saturday that LOVE TO RIDE. They aren't racing, they like to stop and smell the tulips, and take a few pictures along the way. They probably average 10 mph, and th... read more

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My family visited Denmark & Barcelona in the last few years, and adored the cycling culture there. We even rented an eCargo bike, but it was very expensive at the start of the pandemic. One yea... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Ik doe het gewoon. Ik fiets vanmiddag nog naar mijn moeder in Zierikzee. Over de Oosterscheldekering, langs de Oosterscheldedijk. Ondanks de weersvoorspellingen van veel wind en wat regen en ondank... read more

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So of course it rained! It was still fin to ride and climb some hills. Can't complain.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Bernie Parmer Fun not fin ya know
Zeke Lewandowski Biking in the rain is one of my favorite things to do. I hope maybe you will decide to do it on purpose next time!

I'm new to San Diego and new to being car free. I have found it a fun challenge to figure out how to transport items by bike. I fit all of my spring plants on my bike by strapping a bin to by bike ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Joe Ray You may enjoy the Errandonneuring Challenge which is happening now - just run 12 errands by bike over 12 days or fewer. [a... read more
Sara Sundquist I love this idea for carrying plants and flowers by bike. I will have to try it!

I ride every Sunday with a fun group. One of guys asked me what kind of drink was in my squirt bottles. I said "I believe it is some combination of Gatorade, algae and a couple different types of m... read more

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I retired so i decided I don't need a car. I always have had a bike (over 60 years) but now I do all my shopping on bike with a trailer, I do 12 miles round trip for dog food, 45kgs on the six mile... read more

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My first metric century for the year on the beautiful Tanglefoot Trail in Northeast Mississippi.

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I used to commute almost daily fo 6 miles one way to work that involved a 180 foot climb to work and a 300 foot climb return. however in the last 5 years I dropped much of my biking which had inclu... read more

Doing the Hunt in La Mesa has been lots of fun! I did it with my childhood friend. It brought back so many memories of growing up in La Mesa and there was even a few new things I learned, especial... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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It has been a honeymoon with the cars off the road but now people are going back into the office which means more and more cars on the road and everybody in a rush to get nowhere. I am now go... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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David Choo If your riding off road and trails. MTBproject is a great interactive site/app. Google maps also has a cycling setting in c... read more

I puzzles me as to why anyone would not enjoy riding a bike. Being out doors and riding with the wind in your face is an exhilarating feeling. I encourage everyone to get out and ride. In the morni... read more

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David Choo Where can I get info on this challenge? #lamesa

Well after a year at my new job and commuting by bike, One of my co-workers got themselves an E-bike and they are commuting to work with me at 5am. Now I am taking all sorts of different routes hom... read more

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Karen Poret Scents AND beauty= win!

'Het waait altijd in Zeeland', hoorde ik gisteren iemand zeggen. Waaien deed het gisteren zeker. Gelukkig hebben ze fietsen met trapondersteuning uitgevonden, zodat het 'windtegengevoel' geen probl... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Being co-workers and living near each other, we gave the bike commute to work a try today. It was a success! Figured out it takes about 25 minutes to get to work and lock up the bikes. Also found a... read more

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Lucy Martin Panniers. Mine are bright red so add some extra visibility to me and my bike.
Lucy Martin Keep dress shoes and socks at work. An extra top is good too.

Sean from San Diego Bike Coalition promoting “Bike Anywhere Week” for Channel 8. Story airs Monday, May 10!

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In my community (and many others) we see increasing numbers of unlicensed ATVs and dirt bikes on public rights-of-way. These are not only a nuisance, but also a danger to vulnerable road users lik... read more

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Ruth Berge I was not aware of the ATV/dirt bike animus. Thank you for reporting!

Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places to bike in all of America. There are some great mountain biking trails, funded by the Walton Foundation, the creators of Walmart. I fell in love with mo... read more

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Rode with wifey around the San Diego bay today. The wind was brutal SB on the silver strand, but we missed most of the rain. Just a few light sprinkles got us.

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I had a chance to visit the Flower Fields recently. They just opened to the public this year. If you are near I-5 in Carlsbad I would encourage you to stop by and take in the beauty of these flower... read more

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Oside 4 All Free to scope out on the road above the fields!

Started out with MoGo bike membership a couple of years ago when I started working at the RenCenter. Use the MoGo bikes in the morning and to go to meetings during the day. Don't need to drive or... read more

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I've always loved bike riding and just getting outside. I hate walking I'd much rather ride any day. Over the years I've won three Trek Bicycles from the county A beach cruiser, a mountain bike and... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Catherine Bossert love that bike!

Got my son off training wheels at 3 years old. Now he kicks my butt on the hills and still expects me to buy lunch!

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Now that I'm working from home, I can ride my kids to school on a more regular basis as logistically it is easier riding home than to work after dropping them off. It's a great opportunity for me t... read more

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Zeke Lewandowski The title is a little bit misleading. It sort of sounds like you rode on top of your children to get to your school.
Sara Sundquist How about Biking to School with my Kids...can't figure out how to edit stories!

Biking is a life saver. The pandemic has been extremely hard for me. I am an introvert and being secluded indoors without physical socializing has been a challenge. I made a deal with myself th... read more

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Kari Fowler I am SO SORRY to hear about your first bike! I hadn't even thought about this happening, better stay locking mine on my rac... read more

One evening around 4pm minding my own business cycling home from work, mid-October but still warm sunny. In the bus lane going past a long que of traffic through Cambridge feeling pleased with ... read more

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Rosemary Lehan I too have been knocked off by cyclist but I was lucky and didn't get injured. It's frustrating that it happens though.... read more
Lee General thats why all of us should have insurance

This year, with a substantial bonus from my employer, I decided to invest in an eBike. I chose the Rad Power Bikes RadRover Step-Thru, and it is so much fun! I have congestive heart failure and Typ... read more

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Kari Fowler Enjoy! As a nurse, I am glad to hear that a HF pt is out there getting exercise but doing it safely and within the paramete... read more

Took advantage of a beautiful day for a nice bike ride while taking in the beauty of all the blooming trees and flowers. Looking forward to bike month. #lamesa Nanak

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