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Image for story The view on my route to work

The view on my route to work

I started riding to work when corona hits the UK. Its around 6 miles away and a bit shall i call it Hilly on my way to work (Harrow on the hill) but I love it when its home time because its shall I... read more

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First actual commute of 2021

#RideFree | First time in the office this year and delighted that it was also my first time on the hilly 25km ride that I was commuting together with my youngest, now at school in Sheffield too for... read more

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Time to upgrade

Been riding my hand built Joe Waugh 531c bike for 32 years. Not got a clue what to purchase

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Diary of a Wobbly Cyclist

Week off + Rain = Pain! First ride in 11 days.

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Diary of a Wobbly Cyclist

WIND SUCKS! or should that be blows?? Either would do today.......and I thought rain was bad!!

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Back on the bike

After a week and a half of enforced working from home thanks to my 'crappy knee' (this is apparently actually in my official medical notes!) I'm back on my bike this week. My knee still isn't q... read more

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Diary of a Wobbly Cyclist

Yesterday I discovered I get very grumpy if I don't get my daily bike ride! Bloody rain!

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Bird Watching

I was joined by a barn owl on this morning's commute. It flew with me along the lane, just a couple of metres in front at head height. We carried on riding together for about two hundred metres bef... read more

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Wobbly Cyclist diary entry 3

Yesterday I discovered I don't like cycling in the rain. Today I discovered I'm going to need long sleeves for the early mornings from now on!

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More Surprises...

Part of my commute home used to be by Sarehole Mill (part of the inspiration for Lord of the Rings) in Moseley Birmingham. There is a short cut around the back that either goes through the ford, if... read more

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Damp but better than the tube by MILES!

Another commute to work by bike, this morning in rain. Less cyclists but slower journey. All things considered I don't mind the rain it's always better than getting the tube!! :)

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Loopline Love in

Not as exciting as the title suggests, but I use Tyldesley and Roe Green Looplines for a large part of my commute to work. These are some of the finest cycle paths I've used anywhere and they're in... read more

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Fitness boost

Commuting by bike is a great way to increase your overall fitness for other activities. The more you do, the more you'll find yourself not just wondering where this road or path goes but trying it ... read more

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Image for story Wildlife in all its forms

Wildlife in all its forms

While the nights are light, and the fields remain dry, my commute takes me across the wildflower meadows of Cambridgeshire. Once out of my estate, and having successfully (hopefully) negotiated ... read more

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Image for story Cycling to the BL at Boston Spa

Cycling to the BL at Boston Spa

Cycling to the British Library at Boston Spa is a treat. The library is excellent; the staff helpful; the coffee very good. There is no public transport from York. But the best route for a cyclist ... read more

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Wheel Replacement Saving

Had to replace my wheels on my hybrid commute bike as the rims were dilapidated. "29ers" were cheaper than "700c". NB unless you are running narrow tyres they are same ;)

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Park Life

I am so lucky to be able to commute to work via a beautiful park, a moment to appreciate the open space en route to work.

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Image for story Some days I go to work just so that I can do my bicycle commute

Some days I go to work just so that I can do my bicycle commute

People think I am crazy. a middle-aged (yes I have to write that now) female riding over 11 miles each way to work and back, year round. It took a little while to figure out that 1. there was a r... read more

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School holidays bliss

Another great ride in, no traffic on the roads until I hit the road works - where I bumped into my cycling buddy I've not seen in a while. I've achieved so many PB's on Strava, but bumping into fri... read more

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New commute

Loving my new commute via a folding bike and the train. Takes a little bit longer but a lot more enjoyable!

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Never stop

I've spent years cycle commuting. Anything from 2 to 32 miles each way. I have never driven a car didn't interest me for lots of reasons. I used to work promoting cycling, now i plan custom-buil... read more

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G7 in Cornwall

I work in Falmouth not far from the media centre at the National Maritime Museum. It is very busy with the holiday makers, the police and all the transportation that goes with it. I find it easier ... read more

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amazing brompton rides

I bought my first brompton over 2 years ago when my car broke down and before I bought my next car. I was commuting to work on bike. I rode bike to one place of work and rode the bike to take tram ... read more

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Diary of a Wobbly Cyclist

Awesome ride to work this morning......clear roads, green lights, fresh air to clear the cobwebs! #lovetoride

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A Refreshing Ride

30 Sept 2019, East Devon, leaving work I thought no way can it continue to rain this hard for the entire eight mile ride home. How wrong was I? Biblical. So there’s me doing my bit to mitigate the ... read more

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Image for story Dairy of a (soggy) wobbly cyclist

Dairy of a (soggy) wobbly cyclist

Well that sucked!

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Diary of a Wobbly Cyclist

No ride today. Gynae appointments and bicycles don't really mix!

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Diary of a Wobbly Cyclist

Today, on my way home from work, I swallowed a fly!!

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Stolen

I may not had a Carbon bike, but my 30 year old 531c framed bike was a joy to ride to and from work and weekend jaunts into the Dales. No more, D lock smashed off and insurance not interested du... read more

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Friday Feeling!

Heavy legs, post gym aches and 5 days of continual cycling. Roll on rest day :) No complaints however, the roads were nice and quiet too!

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Windy but warm

Challenging cycle in especially with my panniers that act like sails of a boat! Still mild enough for t-shirt though. Wind is tough to cycle in but still enjoying being outside exercising in summer... read more

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The hills have flies

When the local Authority I work for relocated to an "environmental centre" outside town, the number of Folk cycling to work dropped off. This is due to the office being on a steep hill and having l... read more

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Cycle path improvement

After 2 years moaning to the council about a hedge overgrowing over a cycle path, they have eventually cut it back. But not only that they have also cleaned the path of vegetation meaning it is no... read more

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Morning Swim and Commute!

Commuting to work on my bike, in the summer especially, allows me to cycle to the pool to continue my triathlon training. I cycle to the pool, then cycle direct to work and sometimes pop home at lu... read more

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Back on the bike

It has been quite a few years since I commuted to work but have managed to get back in the saddle again. Have been commuting by bike at every opportunity over the past 6 weeks and aiming to keep i... read more

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Image for story Come rain or shine

Come rain or shine

As a year-round commuter, I'm used to taking on all weathers. Energy-sapping heat, bone-chilling cold and everything in between. Having the right gear helps of course, but sometimes you just have ... read more

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Image for story Racing the robins

Racing the robins

Cycling to work gives me the best start to every day. I'm lucky enough to commute via a cycle path that takes me out of the busy city for just a short while and it's bliss. Last week, a little robi... read more

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My Road to Recovery

Coming from a cycling family it won't be a surprise that I have been a cyclist all my life. However my cycling activity was curtailed after a cancer diagnosis and prostrate removal in March of this... read more

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Surprises galore!

So I cycle to work most days,I arrive at work at 5.30am (yes that time does actually exist!). As part of my route I cycle through Cannon Hill Park in Edgbaston opposite the The cricket place.. One ... read more

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My bike is fixed!

Had a nice ride to work today with my back breaks mended and my tyres pumped!

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Portland to Weymouth Commute

I started off in January 2018 after two months without work, then got a job locally. My only option was to walk or get on a bike. My wifes old bike was in the garage and I decided to get on it and ... read more

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Stories from around the world

Bike Vs bus

Bike 10 Bus 0. In September I have now done 10 commutes , and not once has the bus I would take if I wasn't cycling passed me! Quicker, cheaper, better for the planet, better for my health.

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Time saver

I cycled to work yesterday after dropping the kids off at school (pushing my bike) and realised that I arrived at work way earlier than if I got the bus. Happy days.

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Dodging a magpie

Each year as we get closer to Spring I begin to keep a lookout for a particular magpie along a particular stretch of my commute. I couldn't possibly count the number of magpies that I get along wit... read more

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Image for story Getting out and about

Getting out and about

Years ago before I could drive, I would bike it everywhere. It was more convenient than public transport and it maintained my fitness. Then I learned to drive and stopped biking as much. I did othe... read more

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Image for story #cycletoworkday2022

#cycletoworkday2022

After a year of cycling to work and almost 3000 miles later, 1644lbs of CO2 saved. Here's to another year!

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Image for story Buying a free folding bike for my commute

Buying a free folding bike for my commute

A new job in the central city meant having to think about commuting. I drove for a couple of weeks, while settling in, and used a Kiwi parking share app to avoid making the carpark barons richer. ... read more

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too short!

My commute is only 1.9 miles, it takes 10 minutes or 8.5 if I am running late. It is enough to lift my mood and make me happy by the time I get to work but I definitely take longer getting ready be... read more

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Keeping track of Peter Rabbit

I recently changed jobs and had to figure out a new bike commute route. For the first time in decades, I was not riding North/South, instead heading directly into the sun East/West every day. Headi... read more

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Oh the cool things you see

Oh the cool things you see when out on your bike one day I did see some very interesting thigs on my commute to work things that I may not have seen had I not ridden my bike to work let alone you d... read more

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