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Good to be back

Finally it is good to get out with club again.

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#Ride Free

There once was a cyclist who liked to "Ride Free", Always stopped halfway for cake and coffee. He was always seen on his "freedom Machine", and that cyclist that loved to ride, was me! …. I'... read more

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Image for story Fake communting for mental health

Fake communting for mental health

I used to cycle ten miles and back to my workplace at Newcastle University. I have been working from home since the first lockdown, in March 2020. I didn't commute at all the first month, which (ad... read more

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Image for story Unicycle to work on #cycletoworkday2020

Unicycle to work on #cycletoworkday2020

I set myself a challenge, learned to unicycle during corona (a life ambition). Bought a bigger wheel so if possible I could unicycle to work 5.5 miles :) for an absolute laugh. Today I done it! #cy... read more

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Charity bike ride for CHUF

Hello! I’m fundraising for CHUF. Here’s my JustGiving page, if you’d like to donate: Anything is much appreciated please also share thank you 🙏 ❤️ [address removed]

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Image for story I am the Cider Drinker

I am the Cider Drinker

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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Family ties

A 27km night ride all the way to East London to see my 2 week old little nephew from a distance. Well worth it.

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Image for story Cycle for a good cause

Cycle for a good cause

The past few months have been tough for everyone, but coronavirus has hit those affected by dementia the hardest and continues to disrupt lives. So that's why I'm getting on my bike and taking on C... read more

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Choose!

“Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low chole... read more

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Image for story Checking out new cycle lanes!

Checking out new cycle lanes!

#ExploreByBike I had to drop something off at my work so I cycled to check out the new cycle lanes that have recently been installed on The Avenue in Southampton. Instead of using the pavement, th... read more

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Image for story #NoCarbon and Daily Exercise

#NoCarbon and Daily Exercise

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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I rode my bike to school to pick up a chrome book

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Image for story Getting out and riding a bike 🚴

Getting out and riding a bike 🚴

My brother has cerebral palsy and was told he could never ride a bike, I got him an adult tricycle. We have been riding a few times a week in the warm months. He loves it!

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Starting a New Chapter

It started with an old red Peugeot that my uncle brought brand new while attending college in the 70s. I got on it and just headed out in different directions. It quickly had a rough go and I got a... read more

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Image for story Ik en mijn fiets

Ik en mijn fiets

check....

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Image for story Lake Dunstan Trail

Lake Dunstan Trail

Last weekend we hit the Lake Dunstan Trail... was pleasantly surprised by how many people were out and about. The cider at the Carrick Winery is amazing :)

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Finally

Yeah, I have my bike! I have only done 500m, but that is better than 0.

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Image for story Parental exercise when WFH

Parental exercise when WFH

This year my 5yos have started at a school that's 4.5km from home - worth the journey, because it's a reorua class, but too far even for Mr Confident to cycle without afternoon meltdowns. So we inv... read more

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Delayed

I just got an update on my bike. It is on a ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Well, may not be riding in this challenge.

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Getting Boostered!

Was planning to drive 3km up the road to get my booster shot but - it is Aotearoa Bike Challenge month so - why not cycle, I thought! Went swimmingly. In fact it was really nice to cycle home a... read more

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Image for story Back on the road !!!

Back on the road !!!

Hi, everyone. Its been 4 months without cycling, today felt great going for a short ride and trying to get to the normal routine. For some reason it's not very cold as I would have expected, was... read more

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Image for story Picnic lunch with my bike

Picnic lunch with my bike

After all this time, I am still working from home. Usually I go out on my bike or for a walk every day around lunch time to make sure I see some daylight and to get my exercise. To mix it up a bit,... read more

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Image for story Supply Chain Finally Got Here...

Supply Chain Finally Got Here...

Setting my ridiculous goal of 1000 miles by the end of March is what got me out for a little extra today. Hey, I need to average 11.6 miles/day -- SHHH! DOn't think about snowstorms or ice!! Tod... read more

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Went for a ride today

I stopped regularly riding distances on roads in 2018. Since then, I've been out by myself on a few rides of 20 or so miles but the main use for my road bike has been my commute. I love cycling ... read more

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Image for story I learnt to ride for my 52nd birthday

I learnt to ride for my 52nd birthday

My daughter lent my a bike and challenged me to learn to ride for my 52nd birthday in June 2020. It took me about month before I could get the hang of pedalling and staying upright. Then there was ... read more

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Pandemic Porch Parties

Good things grow from bad things. Take the virus for example. One of the downsides is it closed public restrooms, which cyclists know are a source of relief on long, and sometimes short rides. The ... read more

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Image for story Riding in summer

Riding in summer

I started riding in summer as an activity to spend time with my 14 year old son everyday through his summer vacation.

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Image for story Biking Meetings

Biking Meetings

I have been known to host "walking meetings" with my team members as we go over important business items for follow up. I never thought I'd be hosting 1-1 meetings with my staff via bike, but that ... read more

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Image for story My 'Quaran-triathlon'

My "Quaran-triathlon"

I was struggling with finding motivation to train during the 1st lockdown. So I decided to do something that could take the focus away from myself and I signed up for a virtual triathlon – called T... read more

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Wildlife incounters on night ride

During lock down to maintain shift separation I had to do night shift. On my ride home over a week I encountered two possum and was confronted by a rat that decided he had more rights to the path I... read more

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Image for story Visiting my Grandson

Visiting my Grandson

On this last weekend of August 2021 I did a solo ride from Dayton Ohio to Columbus to visit my grandson. It was a total of 96 miles over two days. I camped in London Ohio in a hammock at the prim... read more

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Crushed

I'm probably going to have to drop out. I'm recovering from COVID (pretty sure it was omicron) and I just read over the recommendation for returning to cycling. The consensus seems to be two weeks.... read more

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Biking again

After not biking for years I got a work email in2019 about the bike challenge. So I participated. Been on the bike ever since. When Covid hit, Riding became my way of relieving stress, getting exer... read more

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5000km

for years I was attempting to get 3000 miles in one year, never got it. then come 2020 and not allowed to go to work. put in lots of rides and when Dec hit I will close to 3000, I hit 3000 miles an... read more

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Image for story Exploring New places

Exploring New places

Its amazing the places you can find explore and just sit and enjoy a short break while your having a leisurely ride out during lockdown....id neer have found this place by car

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Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story COVID Made me start a YouTube Channel

COVID Made me start a YouTube Channel

I've always been a keen cyclist and like to get out and about, joined a few cycling challenges here and there and all is good. COVID-19 came around and locked down any group rides in the beginning ... read more

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Image for story CANCELLED - New goal acquired - new soul food

CANCELLED - New goal acquired - new soul food

With my glass back pummelled back into shape and my snapped saddle replaced (winter weight gain?) the training could start in earnest again. December saw the km's getting racked up, lots of flattie... read more

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Waiting, waiting, waiting

Hopefully, my bike will arrive on Friday! Still have not heard anything, though.

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Itching to ride

But my bike delivery has been delayed! I will be a slow start, still recovering from surgery.

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La bici libertà allo stato puro

La bici per me sono sempre andato in giro mai fermato un attimo e il mio mezzo di trasporto primario tommymagri lainatebike365gradi

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Image for story Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Before Covid I got used to breaking my shopping up to 2 to 4 trips during the week often on my way home from other things and only buying what fitted in my backpack. During Covid I changed my shopp... read more

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The sweet silence

Ahhh, casting my mind back to March 2020, I remember it was heaven for bikes. No wait at the lights, serenity on the streets, just me and nature. Kids also using the streets for biking and skateboa... read more

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Back in the saddle

I tested positive for Covid back in November so was out of action for 11 days. I suffered mentally, not even having the option to go out was hard for me. I'd cycled 736 days without missing a beat ... read more

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Image for story Post-lockdown ride

Post-lockdown ride

Out for my first ride with friends after the lifting of the 5km radius restriction, went big and did 100km and loved chatting with loads of other cyclists at this beautiful spot in Kurnell, looking... read more

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No Traffic

When Atlanta went into lockdown March 23, 2020 traffic disappeared from city streets instantly. People went outside and walked around their neighborhoods w/o fear of speeding vehicles. It was great... read more

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Image for story Amtrak trains and buses to the OBC Bike Party in Las Vegas

Amtrak trains and buses to the OBC Bike Party in Las Vegas

On September 8 and 9, 2021, I put my bike on two Amtrak buses and one Amtrak train to get to the OBC Bike Party in Las Vegas NV. On September 13, 2021, I put my bike onto one Amtrak bus, one Amtrak... read more

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Image for story It is much more than a bike: it is a freedom machine

It is much more than a bike: it is a freedom machine

If there is some silver lining to the pandemic, is that it pushed me into cycling. I do not have a car, but I do not feel limited.

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Image for story Falling in love with riding again thanks to my husband

Falling in love with riding again thanks to my husband

So coronavirus lockdown was happening i also suffer with rheumatoid arthritis, and my consultants always quoting motion is lotion, so my husband shown me an adult electric trike, I was apprehensive... read more

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Image for story Wednesday Ride to Check in on our housebound friends

Wednesday Ride to Check in on our housebound friends

Every Wednesday since April 2020 a group of friends rides in Watsonville to check on our housebound (due to age, immunocompromised, non-vaccinated...) friends. It's a fun ride and it brings a litt... read more

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