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Image for story Devon holiday

Devon holiday

We left the hot and sunny North East to torrential rain in Devon, however we cycled to Seaton and the sun got out! Hurrah!

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Image for story Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 5)

Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 5)

Day 6 (Final day and travel day back) We pushed on to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse– through the glorious sunshine again to the very end of the Hebridean Way. To be honest I cried when I saw the ... read more

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Image for story Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 3)

Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 3)

Day 3 A cosy sleep and a few snacks later – we set off for the lovely Baleshare beach! The sun was out again and stayed out too. Heading to the beach the wind was against us a wee bit so it wa... read more

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Image for story Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 1)

Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 1)

The Hebridean Way [address removed] (photos available on my blog) (June 2019) So – a group of my lady friends and I decided to take on the challenge of cycling the full Outer Hebride... read more

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Image for story Colle del Nivolet - Italy

Colle del Nivolet - Italy

I started riding just of 14 years ago - a short 1/2 day cycle hire with a mate in Sardinia. In 2006 I managed to ride a total of 1,000 miles & I was absolutely delighted with myself! Each ye... read more

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Great times

Beats the bus, smells better, you look hot as a fit not fat person, it's fun, and drivers are mostly decent.

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London to Rome

I took up cycling because it saved my life quite literally. On 1/4/2019, i was on day 3 of a ride down to Rome from London in 7 days to support a friend running the Maradona di Roma. It was magic... read more

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Image for story The Beach early in the morning

The Beach early in the morning

Simple way to have a stress free cycle is to get up that little bit earlier that the rest and take in the fresh air and views.

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Image for story Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 4)

Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 4)

Day 5 Jenny and I set off out of Tarbert to be greeted by the biggest ol’ hill we had seen. But. We. Did. It. AND to our right we saw not one … but two eagles!!! Swooping down the hillside towar... read more

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Image for story Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 2)

Cycling the full The Outer Hebrides (Part 2)

Day 2 The cycling begins! We set off after having a yummy breakfast at the Toffee Factory (aka Heart Hebrides ) for a big bowl of porridge to fuel us for the day ahead. Off to Vatersay we w... read more

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Electric Bikes in Sorrento

I took a Holiday in Sorrento last year with a friend of mine I have known for 34 years. She has not been on a bike for many years yet I am a keen cyclist. I asked her would she fancy hiring an el... read more

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From commuting to "Blackpool to Paris"

I started out commuting to work a few years ago, as an alternative to running. As I grew to start enjoying riding I started to go out with a club, and over time extended my ride distance from 10 or... read more

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Image for story First riding memories

First riding memories

I learnt to ride a tricycle at the age of 4-5 and at that time cycled up and down the pavement along a main road campaigning for my local M.P. I had strapped to my trike a notice saying "VOTE FOR B... read more

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Stories from around the world

Image for story Not UK, sorry, now in Seville!

Not UK, sorry, now in Seville!

We hired bikes for 24 hours and discovered this great place in the best way. Only the very crowded tourist heart better on foot, otherwise there is a fantastic network of paths all over the city. A... read more

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Image for story Bikepacking in Patagonia Chile

Bikepacking in Patagonia Chile

First time bikepacking and it was the Carretera Austral in Patagonia Chile.. wet and steep as. Fuelled by empanadas, I biked 600km through towns sadly impacted by a volcanic eruption, a flash fl... read more

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Not taking a break

I have been cycling for the past couple of days now. I usually ride my bike around my neighborhood, but I get so tired that I have to take a break halfway, for about 5 minutes, then continue with t... read more

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Happy Christmas all you cyclists

Had a 5 mile ride in the dark Christmas eve. Really really windy I feel sorry for santa and his reindeer fighting through that wind tonight. I will make sure refreshments are left out for th... read more

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Image for story Ride to Portishead!

Ride to Portishead!

Lush ride to Portishead with a nice break in the weather :)

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Image for story Neigh bad

Neigh bad

My noble steed having a well-earned rest at the half-way point of a longish day ride in glorious autumn weather.

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Image for story Last day of Biketober

Last day of Biketober

I have had a wonderful month exploring on my bike during Biketober. Took this photo today in a local Melbourne park on a beautiful day which is also the last day of this wonderful event/challenge.

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Back in the 90's

One of my most joyful memories is when I lived on the Gold Coast, Australia in the 1990's, I would ride my bike along the coast road late at night during the week, no traffic, no people, just the s... read more

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Image for story London to Brighton 2023!

London to Brighton 2023!

For my dad's 67th birthday I entered us into the annual British Heart Foundations London to Brighton bike ride - 54 miles and plenty of hills with my uncle and aunt and friend. It also happened to ... read more

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Image for story Bike Riding Infrastructure Envy - Copenhagen

Bike Riding Infrastructure Envy - Copenhagen

Having just visited Copenhagen for a short break, I was enamoured, and slightly envious of the seamless and innovative cycle infrastructure available in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen - one of the "... read more

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Image for story Riding through nature

Riding through nature

This put a big smile on the face during my morning ride the other day. A doe crossed the road in front of me, and as I approached the crossing I noticed two fawns had ducted low in the grass waitin... read more

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We had visitors..

My daughter and her boyfriend visited Shannon and I. I have extra bikes, so we set them up, and rode to Old Sac, saw some murals, and then grabbed food on the way home. Shannon tracked the milage... read more

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Image for story From Jersey to cycle around whole Guernsey

From Jersey to cycle around whole Guernsey

I took my electric, cargo bike on ferry to Guernsey. Set myself a challenge I would Cycle around whole Island, and…. I did it! Took me like around 80km in 2 days, but I’m a photographer so I enjoye... read more

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100 Miles

I rode 100 in one day on June 17th 2018. [address removed]

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100 +second night

The last time I rode over 100 klms was almost 50 years ago when I didn`t want to go to school so packed my duffel bag with what I thought I would need, along with the money from my after school job... read more

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Image for story A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

Some days it’s two wheels, some days it’s three... cruiser, touring, trike, or 29’r. Most days it’s a ride to/from work. Other days it’s a ramble to somewhere or a race to nowhere. Riding to get ... read more

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My biking adventures

Roaming around Auckland: Viaduct Harbour + Mission Bay + Queen Street (Via Youtube channel: Global Gig)

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Alps to Ocean solo

Sharing one of my happy riding memories from 2022 from Lake Tekapo to Oamaru covering 340km through stunning nature and chatter with friendly locals. A memorable ride through glacial lakes, dams, f... read more

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Image for story My view while riding

My view while riding

Riding can be fun and sometimes you can get a wonderful view that you can not always get while driving. Here was my view while riding this week

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Image for story In Madrid, not UK, sorry!

In Madrid, not UK, sorry!

We hired bikes and discovered the lovely Casa de Campo then the very impressive new infrastructure along the Rio Manzanares. And the weather was fantastic too!

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Image for story Moerangi MTB track. A steep but rewarding challenge.

Moerangi MTB track. A steep but rewarding challenge.

I love riding deep into the native forest. I recently rode the Moerangi MTB track in the Whirinaki Forest. We rode from Okahu Road to the summit and back again the same way. No e-bikes to be seen... read more

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Image for story Washington DC Bike Ride

Washington DC Bike Ride

I got to go to a national conference in Washington DC. Where I had one day to see the sites. I rented bikes through Capital Bikeshare's day pass. Mapped my ride out on Google maps to exchange m... read more

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Image for story Timber trail fun

Timber trail fun

One of the great rides in New Zealand, and one of the best days I've had on my bike. A little bit of planning, and you can see some of NZ's rail history, and our great wild environment.

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Image for story Dunwich Dynamo (1st July 2023) by Tandem

Dunwich Dynamo (1st July 2023) by Tandem

I think that it was at Needham Lakes that I hit my nadir. We had pulled up abruptly on the beast (a Dawes Galaxy Twin Tandem that had been a successful drunken ebay bid a few years ago) and I’d lef... read more

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Image for story I never expected to be a 'cyclist'

I never expected to be a "cyclist"

I live in a two person, one cat, zero car household. While I have long had the goal that I want to live my life without relying on a car to move in a city, I always expected that goal would be sati... read more

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Be the Change & Inspiration

Today was a highlight of my rides though an instructor(ride to university)said that they were also planning on purchasing an ebike because of my riding everyday & cause I say it's so much fun! ... read more

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Image for story Raleigh - Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve NL

Raleigh - Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve NL

Terre-Neuve, l’un de ses bouts du monde…

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Solo female rider from Delhi covered 1700 kms from Delhi-HYD in 33 hrs

I am Kusum Pali (32), from West Delhi, on June 18th 2023, I would like to share my experience as a fearless Indian female solo rider. As a solo female rider on my Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500... read more

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I'm hole again! Tour de Donut fun!

I had so much fun riding the Tour de Donut again last weekend. Got to reconnect with riding buddies I haven't seen since last fall, get some pedalling in, and eat lots of donuts. I'm the one with t... read more

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Image for story Bruges-Amsterdam

Bruges-Amsterdam

Faire l'expérience d'un circuit vélo-bateau c'est une belle aventure. Ni le vent ni la pluie ne nous ont empêché d'apprécier ce parcours aux paysages fabuleux. Le groupe était sympathique et nous... read more

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Easter Egg rides

Many moons ago I used to take friends on bright rides around D.C. at night. We’d see the monuments, natural springs at the capital, from SE to NW finding the little things you wouldn’t otherwise se... read more

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Image for story Interview - Fietsambassadeur Noord-Veluwe

Interview - Fietsambassadeur Noord-Veluwe

Dit is Johan, een doorgewinterde fietser die het heerlijk vindt om op zijn sportieve stadsfiets door het bosrijke gebied van de Veluwe te fietsen. Zijn fiets is zijn favoriete manier van vervoer; “... read more

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Image for story Riding the new extension of the Coastal Trail

Riding the new extension of the Coastal Trail

The Coastal Trail was completed from the Saint Marks Trail, near Saint Marks Florida, alongside Rt 98 to Medart , Florida, several years ago . During the past year, crews have been working to exten... read more

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Image for story Strelley way Nottingham Rural Riders

Strelley way Nottingham Rural Riders

First time riding with Rural Rides. We had a lovely time, a lot of happy chatter. Discovered new routes through the city, as well. We had an exceptional leader! Sunshine all the way.

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Speeding Towards Adventure: The Thrill of Biking at a bike track.

As soon as I stepped onto the bike track at a Primary School, I felt the cool breeze hit my face, and my heart began to race with excitement. The sun was shining, and the grass was a vibrant green.... read more

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Image for story West Coast Wilderness Trail

West Coast Wilderness Trail

Recently I cycled the West Coast Wilderness Trail with my husband and friends. It was the most amazing experience and the weather bomb just added to the excitement. The hospitality and friendly W... read more

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Encouragement from the street

One day a couple of years ago, I happened to be riding in the rain. A car was stopped next to me at a traffic light, rolled down his window, and said that he respected me for braving the conditions... read more

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