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What is a “ Q - E “. ?

As most people, we all learned to ride a bike when we were young. It turned out to be OUR FREEDOM. We could go anywhere, even all the way uptown. Now as I grow older, retired, and spending some o... read more

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trying to regain confidence

I've only *just* got shakily back onto my etrike (trike because my balance is nonexistent on a two-wheeler) after almost losing control on a sloping patch a couple of weeks ago, and I'm finding it'... read more

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Back in the saddle

I’ve been biking for about 2 years now, but have been off the bike for 7 months following a fall whilst out riding. Back in August last year I was out riding with a colleague, we’d set ourself the ... read more

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Image for story ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

LOVE.

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Almost hit by a suddenly open car door

I was just finished working on Friday night (11-ish) I jumped on my bike and started to pedal the bike. My route is passing crazy K-road Friday night. There was congestion on K-road at that tim... read more

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Image for story A Hail of a Ride!

A Hail of a Ride!

Last weekend I rode with Cascade Bicycle Club on a free group ride. The first 20 miles were great with no more than a few drops of rain. We rode from the east Foothills Trail to Bonney Lake where w... read more

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Ice Cycle

Last month I was cycling and slipped on a slippery wooden bridge on an icy day and busted some ribs, hurt my leg but otherwise my bike broke my fall and itself. So I've been bicycle shopping again... read more

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Cycle computer APP

If you are looking for a good APP for your phone to use on your bike that you can actually see the numbers, I would highly recommend Cycle Computer. The numbers are large enough you don't have to h... read more

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Image for story Cycling in Bracknell Forest - love it? hate it? what can we improve?

Cycling in Bracknell Forest - love it? hate it? what can we improve?

I'm Aidan, and i'm one of the folks at the Council who deals with what we call sustainable modes, or in the case of walking and cycling, 'Active Modes'. I'm a keen cyclist myself, and get out ro... read more

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Poetry in motion

How staunch a cyclist are you? Do you bike in rain or snow? Do you own a fluoro jacket? Have your cheeks a healthy glow? Perhaps you are a ‘wannaʼ Wanna travel urban style, with pup in w... read more

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New highway code

After todays ride. I can see there is a danger, I would prefer not be given way too and have the car behind me. Cars stopping for me to cross a road no no, again I prefer the road to be clear of ... read more

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I'm just out riding my bike!

When a serious faced road cyclist has a slow day they call it 'recovery'. A commuter just calls it Friday.

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Hexham to Sunderland (via a "Spoon's" and a Gregg's)

In early November, Myself and dad took the bikes on the train from Sunderland up to Hexham for a day ride back home using national cycle route 72 and the C2C route.. First port of call was Wethersp... read more

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Bike life

My first bike was a Christmas present after I turned 5 years old. I was so excited, that I sneaked into the garage (where I was told NOT to go) to ride it. It was red, with a large front wheel and ... read more

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My New Tricycle

This is my new Trike-bike Tricycle, my old Tricycle got into a bit of a bad shape and this new one was an early Christmas gift so I can continue riding around/shopping! Really helpful as I need it ... read more

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Christmas Day downpour

I’d planned a longer bike excursion on Saturday but the weather was just horrible, with persistent rain, dark and with poor visibility. On this route, there are some effective way points which appr... read more

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Don't put off checking those brakes!

My Christmas present this year is injured ribs and bruises after coming off my bike yesterday! I knew my brakes weren't great but I'd been putting off getting them checked. I'd urge anyone to get t... read more

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Image for story Spreading Festive Cheer

Spreading Festive Cheer

6 of us from our Cycling group of Friends decided to get dressed up and cycle around Morecambe, to do a tour of the houses that were decorated. We all went above and beyond with the outfits and li... read more

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Great day out

Lovely day riding today. I wanted to find a route that I had found last year , so went out and found it. Great sunshine easy riding.

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Out and about

Lovely afternoon ride today. Weather chilly 🥶 but glorious sunshine 🌞 the whole way on the route. No snow or rain also a bonus. Trying out different routes in local area.

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Cycling and chemo

Cancer came back to visit me this year. I decided that Cancer Research needed more money to find ways to get rid of that unwanted visitor. So I gave myself the challenge of 1000 miles in 100 days... read more

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Riding in the rain.

I love riding in the rain! The key is to be prepared and have waterproof clothing for both top and bottom halves of your body. Also, make sure your bike's lights are working. You will probably r... read more

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Image for story My Disability Does Not Prevent Me From Riding

My Disability Does Not Prevent Me From Riding

I was a state meet qualifier in cross country in high school and a marathon runner with a personal best of 3:14 at the Disney Marathon. I started having difficulty walking and eventually could not... read more

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DCC not encouraging greener transport!

For many years I parked my vehicle in one of two local car parks, a short walk from my home, so I could cycle to work. This resulted in a large amount of damage to my vehicle which, as no one ever ... read more

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When was your last first aid course?

This morning on my way to work I cycled along the Swan River in Perth as usual. I rode towards a father and his son who were standing at the side of the bike path. At first, I didn't think much of ... read more

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My wife's bike stolen

We had gone to centre of the Uxbridge in London for shopping by our bikes. We locked our bikes to a bike park where in front of a Bank. We was entering some shops. And We had gone to mosque for pra... read more

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Cycling the RideLondon to raise money for Children with Cancer :)

Hello everyone :) I’m doing a huge challenge of cycling the RideLondon to raise money for Children with Cancer! Would love the support! [address removed]

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Work training course

3 days of riding while being paid! Brushing up on old skills and learning some new! It was a bit damp at times!

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Image for story Returning after injury

Returning after injury

After just literally completing my 4000 mile challenge for the year, just 3 days before Xmas, my elation was quickly turned to dejection as I lost my balance dismounting from my bike (a new one at ... read more

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Image for story Riding with a Shredder

Riding with a Shredder

My favourite Mountain Bike Riding Buddy is my 8 year old son. The only problem I'm having is that in the next 18 - 24 months I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep up... and he likes to remind m... read more

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Hip replacement on 12 January 2022

Looking forward to riding my tricycle again when the weather is a bit kinder.

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Image for story I Do It for My Mokopuna

I Do It for My Mokopuna

My love for cycling started after I was introduced to an Iron Māori Quarter Triathlon Event in Heretaunga (Hastings), Hawke's Bay. I had suffered an injury that ended my love of playing Touch Foot... read more

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Worn Out?

Is my hybrid getting worn out? The rear gears aren't shifting right. I rode to the bike shop today; and they said it might be, 1) the shifter itself (on the handlebar) is worn; or, 2) the cogs are... read more

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Image for story MTB stole from school in broad day light

MTB stole from school in broad day light

Last Monday lunch (31 01 2022) my MTB Corratec was stolen from the school Bike shed. Green and Black The 2015 Corratec Opiate 650b FZ is a full-suspension all Mountain/Enduro MTB If any one se... read more

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goal... goal...

Okay, 1000 miles by the end of March? So far I've just added 3-4 miles here and there, knowing I really need to get in "real rides" of 20+ to get there - but it is January and ... getting out for... read more

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Stolen

About about a year ago go I bought an electric bike that was quite expensive but it was easier ear to save money and get around and get to work on it changed my life that you made me give up smokin... read more

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New highway code rules

Ha good luck with this one, dont trust car drivers to know these changes, stay safe and expect they wont stop ect

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Image for story The sun making a brief appearance

The sun making a brief appearance

Changeable weather today, but still the occasional brighter moment

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Wet and windy

I decided to go for a ride today the weather was mizzale to start with then the wind picked up of course it was a head wind the roads was flooded so up with the feet and splash through and hopefull... read more

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Christmas Day Sunrise

Cycled up the Suie, in Aberdeenshire, to catch the sunrise on Christmas morning. (Actually caught it twice, after descending to the valley and seeing the sun crest the hills).

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Cycling to Survive!

I am a Brain Cancer Survivor. I cycle after after a foot/leg injury led to diagnosis of a Brain Tumor then Cancer. After an Awake Craniotomy in 2013 i took up cycling as i cant do much impact ac... read more

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Why the whistle?

I always carry one because I ride in a lot of remote areas where mobile phone coverage isn't always the best. Can be pretty invaluable in alerting people or helping emergency services locate you in... read more

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ride in.the rain!

while.riding the Great Allegheny Passage in Sept. 2021 my bike partner and I were prepared for any weather..except really cold. the third day was forecast to be rainy all day (and it was). there ... read more

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Ride ur bike

In 2021 yk its gd to ride ur bike

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Image for story First Dec 2021

First Dec 2021

My day out today, with the mad weather we are having. Very cold to start, then the rain came down( but I had the right gear on so it didn’t matter) then the snow, that was a little harsh on the fa... read more

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Riding for Health

I had a stroke in 2005 at age 50. My right ankle never came back so mobility is an issue. In 2011 the Doc told me I need to exercise as I was up to 265 lbs. I got a used trike and started riding... read more

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Image for story Thank you, Detroit!

Thank you, Detroit!

Hey, Detroiters! Thank you for participating in the City of Detroit’s first ever Bike Challenge! We loved every opportunity that we had to engage with you, from virtual high-fives to group ride... read more

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Anniversary!

Yesterday, November 14, 2021, marked my eleventh anniversary as a cyclist! My road bike's long-term mileage total squeaked past the 30K mark; and the day before, my hybrid's long-term mileage reach... read more

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Image for story Got the Swoop on any Magpie deterents?

Got the Swoop on any Magpie deterents?

I have found a nice 10klms loop near my place with some hills and some Strava segments to benchmark and motivate my unfit just back on the bike dad bod. First couple of times I had no trouble, but ... read more

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Riding around the Equator

My father passed on a genetic disease (CMT) which is a motor neuron disease that attacks tendons and mustcle in ankles and wrists. For the first 40 years it simply slowed my running and walking, bu... read more

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