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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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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

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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?

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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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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

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Tom Darville Old guys rule!!!

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' rides... 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!

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Nope, They must be mad. Getting on a slow packed sweaty bus or sitting in their car stuck in traffic for an hour every morning and evening. Start the day with a breath of fresh air and an easy but ... read more

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Work as a Laboratory Technician for a Dairy/Creamery Company in Leeds, so recognised as a Key Worker. I can still ride to and from Work each shift, in my seventh year of only riding or walking to W... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

I’m combining my daily exercise with runs to the chemist for prescriptions for those who can’t get out- seems like a perfect combo?!

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Making the most of this strange time to explore the local lanes and smile at strangers

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#nocarbon Taking advantage of the worst of times to get out on the quiet country lanes, practicing social distancing and enjoying the fresh air and exercise whilst having the time to do it...

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During these difficult times of Covid-19 it is important to offer support to those in need. When a lady in the village reached out asking for help as her cat was poorly I did not hesitate to offer ... read more

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Not so much a story as a pause on a journey. Some 3 years ago I bought and rode a bike for the first time in 30 years. I had thought it would be for riding up and down the Exe estuary where I live.... read more

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I'm trying to avoid shopping unnecessarily, so hadn't been to the supermarket in almost 2 weeks. Our fridge was empty, and the rest of our food supplies were running low. We've been getting fruit a... read more

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Although the corona virus is not a good thing. Something very positive has happened for our family. Due to the quietness of the country roads where we live, me and my son and me have been able to... 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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I am 73 and have cycled on average 3 times a week doing on average 70 to 100 miles a week when the weather permitting and this year I have set my self a target of 2020 miles as it is the year. Wit... read more

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Decided to get out and about, & made sure I kept to the 2m rule, not for social distancing reasons, but because I am so slow!

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I feel I have to share my view of the world at the end of most of my bike rides... I'm a regular rider, either commuting 20 odd miles to work in Redruth or in a group so I miss that social side of ... read more

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I bumped into so peeps I had not seen for years at a Birthday party who told me they were mountain bikers and I started to ride with them, at this point I was super unfit. After riding with them fo... read more

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As a community nurse, i have spent the last 20 year driving around the entire Pennine Lancashire area, in addition to my daily commute (20 mile round trip). Since taking up cycling last Sept, ag... read more

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We ride locally, the Ribble Valley. It is a sad time and my thoughts go out to all. When out with my wife Anne Marie, we cycle empty roads and lanes, it reminds me of the mid sixties. Clubs were s... read more

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I try and commute on my bike at least once a week, not only for the environmental #NoCarbon impact, but also for how it helps my mental and physical well-being. That honestly hasn’t been truer this... read more

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Every evening this week has been absolute bliss. Timing has fallen so when I clock of work and then hop on my bike it is the perfect time to chase the sunset down by the Exe Estuary. The amazing co... read more

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So in this current crazy climate we find ourselves in, my husband was given a bag of flour from a local mill (used to be a baker) and made a whole batch of sourdough loaves. We hopped on our bikes ... read more

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Living and working in Somerset, cider is a way of life! I swapped my car for a bike to get my fix. I saved 0.01 tonnes of CO2. It soothes all your troubles away! #NoCarbon

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Working in social services, have been flat out at work today, enjoyed my one and only exercise of the day, a tonic for a heavy day and the stresses of the current situation. Lovely views over the G... read more

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Andrew Mathers God bless you and your team (all angles)in gods eyes

For the first time in a long time I had intended to cycle in and out of work everyday this week but with the office closed for the foreseeable I've swapped my commute for an early morning ride, lov... read more

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How crazily fast everything we know has flipped. Within just a few short weeks, I like many, many others across the globe have been wrenched from those mundane but comforting knowns, and swept u... read more

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Doesn't matter where you are everywhere beyond your front door looks very inviting and appealing right now. We are all guilty of taking it for granted. As long as we respect and follow government a... read more

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I've just realised that since mid last December I haven't used my car at all for traveling to and from work or meetings. I have been using my cycle to work bike instead. I got the bike in May 18 bu... read more

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With all that's going on, in terms of social distancing, staying at home and what have you, I decided to go out in the dark of the night. Car free, people free, just me and nature. It was a 1am rid... read more

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Who knew thinks could change so much in just a couple of months... Today is Mothers Day but one is meant to keep away just in case... So I cycled the 25mile round trip.. it is 6am on a Sunday... read more

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Hello ... Guys , I am Gopal Chowdary from Hyderabad . I will share a short memory of my ride . That day was March 1st and I used to ride with Happy Hyderabad Team organized by Dinesh Sale and San... read more

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I starting commuting to work to save a few quid on parking. Since I started I've left the car at home over 200 times, in rain fog snow and storms, and saved 433kg of carbon, which is the same weigh... read more

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We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

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Janey Bennet Keep getting out while we are allowed!

Decided to cycle to my favourite dog walk which I do about 3 times a week. I have been driving 3l diesel 10 miles round trip so will save over 4kg of co2 each journey. Mainly cycle ways by the sid... read more

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

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I regularly commute to work, combining fitness in to my daily routine, getting to work the quickest way possible and enjoying the fresh air is a win, win, win for me. I recently returned to work fr... read more

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Dragging myself to ride in this wet weather was certainly worth it, my body and ego are convincing me otherwise, until they have the taste of the ride

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Where are you based and what do you do? I live in Derby, I work at Rolls-Royce in Sinfin and I cycle to work every day. I am an aeronautical engineer and I am the Assistant Chief Design Engineer... read more

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William Porth GO GIRL!!!!

My 3 year old had so much fun riding on my bike during the ABC this year, for her 4th birthday last week she got her first pedal bike (thanks for the discount Torpedo7!). I've never seen her so exc... read more

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Finally the wind has dropped so cycle commuting isn't a painful slog anymore, and a 'Brucey Bonus' the Sun is out in place of the rain (occasionally!) the mornings and evening are brighter so it's ... read more

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The thing is, I live and work in a small town,so I don't really need a car. The main reason I have one is to get my cat to the vet. What to do? Find a bike-compatible, cat-friendly pet carrier of c... read more

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Today was a cool breezy day so I rode my bike to the post office to mail a package from my jewelry business to the buyer. It was a wonderful ride and I enjoyed being out and about on this good day.

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Well -my motivation has been a bit rocky in the last few weeks... the same as lots of peeps I expect! But I’ve clocked a few rides lately. Struggling to know whether to wear shorts or my more t... read more

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Jules Greaves #nocarbon

Since the Government started giving us daily exercise tokens to cash in, I've found that I have placed a higher value on getting outside, both for head space and to keep fit. I started replacin... read more

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#nocarbon. During this time everyone needs to keep calm and peddling still taking the country way to at lascar Electronics doing important work for the Nhs and safety critical company's xx everyon... read more

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I started commuting to work by bike back in August 2019 using my old "vintage" mountain bike. I've now completed a total of 1550 miles in 220 trips and only missed one day commuting - that was my ... read more

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About 10 years ago I bought a Boardman Hybrid to commute to work. I've never looked back. Saved a fortune in petrol , parking fees. Been environmentally friendly. I've kept for any kept on riding t... read more

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Christian Lampe Orh, that's so generous to pass on your previous bike! Hope it has found a nice new home :)

Not so much a story as a pause on a journey. Some 3 years ago I bought and rode a bike for the first time in 30 years. I had thought it would be for riding up and down the Exe estuary where I live.... read more

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I'm alternating my one exercise stint a day into an ever quickening daily rota of... Road Bike, Run, Mountain Bike. The kilos are coming off fa fast. Not only No Carbon, but no beer either. +/- Go... read more

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My ride to our village shop, supporting local businesses, comes with 2 rewards, a lovely downhill freewheel there and knowing I am not using the car #NoCarbon But then the steep Devon hills, tha... read more

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Only managed to get out on my bike once during the week to pick up a neighbours medication. By kept up the skills with YouTube indoor cycling through Spain and NZ and no Jet lag.

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Being on my bike is what keeps me sane at the best of times, so this feeling has been magnified by the circumstances we find ourselves in. My daily cycle is not just for pleasure and exercise, b... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

I bought a new bike right before the lockdown to use in the London-to-Brighton ride, but then that got cancelled so it's been clocking up miles collecting groceries instead.

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only started this month as got a secondhand bike and want to get health and fit me and my son are trying to do at least 50 miles a week to start with but my bike not that good :( but i am trying a... read more

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Today was a great day for a ride around the terrace where I live. I got air in my tires to make sure they were pumped for this ride. Got my safety vest and I was off. Originally I was just going to... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

We ride locally, the Ribble Valley. It is a sad time and my thoughts go out to all. When out with my wife Anne Marie, we cycle empty roads and lanes, it reminds me of the mid sixties. Clubs were s... read more

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#nocarbon On my short ride along the cycle path, I was reminded about the place where my great grandparents are buried. I hadn’t seen it in person until 2018 when I started to spend some time in... read more

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I'm using my time off work due to all this madness to ride my turbo trainer using real footage or routes from around the world on rouvy to raise money for mind, mental health charity. As I sure wit... read more

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Having only recently moved to Cambridge, I took advantage of the quiet of the COVID-19 slowdown to cycle up to Wandlebury Country Park, a half hour cycle from my home. It was beautiful and a well-n... read more

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I thought my #Ride Anywhere Week was totally thwarted as the family went into 14 day self isolation. However I dusted down a 1994 Raleigh Pioneer that's lain idle since 1995(!) and cycled circuits ... read more

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On Monday 23rd march I went to work as usual. By Tuesday 24th my life had taken a different direction. I was told, as per the government instructions we were closing and I was asked to clea... read more

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As a Key worker in NHS I am still work and have to say am happy to be part of a marvelous family NHS I have always ridden in to work daily along the same beautiful route in Bedfordshire Rain snow h... read more

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Andrew Mathers God bless you one our NHS angles(all NHS are ANGLES )

This Monday marked my 7th day of iso and time to bring out the ebike! I set off from Sharrow in spring sunshine heading up towards Hathersage passing nine fit looking but grumpy cyclists on skinny ... read more

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James Cowlishaw Very jealous, it would take me half the day to get up there on my gravel bike.

Since selling my car and choosing to ride to work (6 miles) each and every day for the past 3 years, I'm now fitter, carbon neutral #NoCarbon, and a whole lot happier.

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What a beautiful morning! Now spring is here I can finally make the ride to work & back in daylight without my lady wife fretting about me riding in the dark (I just don't, no-one needs the stress!... read more

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I started commuting by bike about two years ago. I love it! You get to work feeling alert and ready for the day, there's no tedious traffic to get stuck in and I've saved to much money and CO2. I'v... read more

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If the cafes are closed, take a stove, and a smart-cafe mug and make you own coffee on the go. Lovely little trip up Peddars way to Castle Acre and back testing out bike-packing bags and setup on... read more

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Changing "Ride to Work week" to "Ride Anywhere week" is a fantastic encouragement to me. Earlier this year we booked a holiday for the final week in March and then, guess what, LoveToRide announced... read more

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Cycling for me used to be all about pulling on the lycra and getting out on my sportive bike around the Yorkshire dales for a couple of hours or half a day. This is great fun and fantastic exercise... read more

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Sometimes it's difficult to drag yourself out of bed first thing when the rain is lashing against the window and the car is sat on the driveway but it feels good to get the bike out and go #NoCarbo... read more

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We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

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It's Winter, the weather is miserable, but despite that, I find myself pulling on my lycra, safety checking my bike and bracing myself to ride to work. Chances are I'll get splashed by the bow ... read more

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

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So last July I changed my commute from Southampton to London from using the company car to cycling the 5 miles to the station and training it in... I even now cycle the occassional 15 miles to P... read more

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William Roberts #NoCarbon
William Porth Trigger it!!!

#NoCarbon I found a route that keeps me away from the traffic with a short off road section too! And so far my bike is 7lb lighter than when i started riding it...! Happy cycling!

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International Women's Day 2020 For International Women's Day 2020, I decided to set up a campaign to encourage more girls and women to cycle after the Love to Ride Cycle September statistics showe... read more

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Well here I go again, though I've told My better half this will be the last one! My 50th this March, I'd thought for some years about doing the Lakesman this particular year. An Iron Man distance ... read more

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Andy Green Please donate to: [address removed] .
Andy Green Wont let me leave link! Find me on Facebook :(

If I had been born on my due date, today would have been my 12th birthday (Feb 29 - a while back). Because I was one of the 50% of all babies that arrive late, I'm almost up to my 48th birthday. To... read more

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