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Image for story Winter Wheeler winner £100!

Winter Wheeler winner £100!

I was delighted to hear that I was picked as one of the winners for the winter wheelers! Thank you so much, @lovetoride. This came at a time when I needed a pick-me-up due to a back injury. With th... read more

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Image for story Bristol (UK) to Seattle (USA) - Prologue for the big adventure

Bristol (UK) to Seattle (USA) - Prologue for the big adventure

Seattle to Port Townsend – Stage 1 After 5 days of travel, acclimatisation, sightseeing & final preparation, today marked our first day of cycling on our big adventure. The plan was to get t... read more

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Image for story From zero to hero

From zero to hero

I started riding again this year after 18 years, mostly to deal with anxiety due to my Dad's illness and also challenges at work and migration stress, and this all unfortunately then turned into gr... read more

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Image for story Didn't put me off

Didn't put me off

One evening around 4pm minding my own business cycling home from work, mid-October but still warm sunny. In the bus lane going past a long que of traffic through Cambridge feeling pleased with ... read more

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Image for story Poem (inspired by the new bike) i

Poem (inspired by the new bike) i

There is no other way to go Over the mountains Through the snow Between the valleys And the glens. Round the lakes And back again - Scenic routes Are made by two wheels Rotating smooth... read more

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Image for story Rainbows - Reaping the Rewards

Rainbows - Reaping the Rewards

22 cyclists 🚴 500 miles, 6 days… it's the Riders of Shaam who recently took part in a 'wheelie' amazing cycling challenge which saw them ride from Amsterdam 🇳🇱 to Berlin 🇩🇪 in support of Rainbows. ... read more

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Wobbly Cyclist diary entry 2

Not such a successful ride today......yesterdays little trip was nice, wanted to push myself a bit more today! There's a local beauty spot I've wanted to visit for ages but never seem to get a ch... read more

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Image for story Back to Cycling This Week

Back to Cycling This Week

After coming off my bike 4 weeks ago and having 3 weeks of treatment and an X-ray, I finally rode my bike again yesterday and managed 17 miles around the hill. Such a good feeling to be back cycli... read more

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Cycling changed who I am

I started riding to work 2 years ago with the aim to get fit and now as a 50 year old with 4 bikes and my second Ride London under my belt and plans to do the Fred Whitton Challenge next year I don... read more

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Image for story Race Around Ireland

Race Around Ireland

In 2011 I was driving my son James to University in Sheffield. James had the idea that it would be fun to cycle a tandem from Lands End to John O'Groats. We bought a second hand tandem a Dawes Gala... read more

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Cycle Box

I am not sure this is the best name for the cycle area at the front of the lights, but I can't come up with anything that fits better. I am beyond fed up with motorbikes and scooters sitting in the... read more

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Soaked but smiling

An early start on Saturday morning as our local parkrun was cancelled. The plan that Matt and I had hatched was to ride to to Lancaster from Preston, join their parkrun and then ride home again. O... read more

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Image for story Seattle to New York - Snow Stopped Play

Seattle to New York - Snow Stopped Play

Ross Dam Trailhead (milepost 134) to Silver Star (milepost 171) – road closed. The following is taken from the Department of Transport (Washington) website; “SR 20 North Cascades Highway is c... read more

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Image for story New bike and pedestrian rules on the roads

New bike and pedestrian rules on the roads

Well, I went out today and what a difference. Because of the new road user rules and that they hit the prime time slots on the Television, it was such a pleasure to cycle today. The Cars were ... read more

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Pedal for Parkinson's

Last Sunday I completed my longest bike ride, 50 miles in Stirlingshire to raise money for Parkinson's. It was a great challenge and a great event, and I'm so pleased to raise money for this worthw... read more

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Charity cycle

So. 10 miles minimum every day for 365 days. Whilst writing, I have just completed day 200. I don't have a smart phone, just joined today and have a lot of data input!!! Charity fundraiser site ... read more

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Ride Anywhere Week

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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Image for story Long way from home...

Long way from home...

Today we went to an open day at Kingston Maurward College - This is down in Dorset, and has a studio school attached. My eldest daughter - 15 is starting her last year in school and wanted to go to... read more

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Badger culling

A few weeks ago I was coming home in the evening with two mates in time trial mode. It was dark but we had good lights. I was second and a naughty badger managed to run between me and the lead ride... read more

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Why I cycle

I started with a small section of my commute by bike due to a foot injury. After being initially terrified of rising in a city, I quickly enjoyed the freedom. After treating myself to a second hand... read more

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A change of lifestyle

I used to ride loads as a kid but then drifted away from it after taking up rock climbing at Uni. A few years ago some work colleagues got me back in to it, and what a blessing in disguise that tur... read more

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Our A&E service is amazing

My first ride to work today for over 2 weeks felt empowering. I came off the bike almost 3 weeks ago, resulting in a sprained shoulder, grazing from shin to hip, grazed forearm and a hefty whack to... read more

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Wear your helmet.

I haven't ridden a bike in years but have a partner who is a cycling nut so I finally cracked and got a Liv Hybird through the cycle to work scheme. Between my partner's nagging and NR's terms and ... read more

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Radiotherapist Cycling for Charity

Over the past few years I have set myself challenges to stretch my personal boundaries. These have been an opportunity to raise both funds and awareness of charities that mean something to me. In ... read more

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Stories from around the world

Out and about

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge has got not just me but my husband out and about biking on the weekends. It is amazing how many individuals, couples and families are out enjoying a bit of free air and ... read more

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Image for story Putting the Mountain in MTB

Putting the Mountain in MTB

Effort-rewarding views from Mt Moerangi in the Whakarewarewa Forest this morning

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Image for story My new handle bars,  following my hip revision surgery

My new handle bars, following my hip revision surgery

Well guys that's me out of the game for a while, hopefully I will be back at it for the summer as my recovery starts at minus 6 weeks before I can load bare at all then the recovery really starts. ... read more

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IM HYBRID

FASTER FASTER I GO WITH FAST DOWN ROAD NOW A MEAN MAN SAYS GET A HYBRID WELL FLY AROUND ON THAT THEN FASTER FASTER.

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Image for story Christmas ride

Christmas ride

Headed over to the Forest of Dean today for a ride with a friend on my retro Marin Shoreline Mountain Bike. We made the route up as we went along and was surprised to see the strava route map whic... read more

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Brrrrr

That was a chilly little commute this morning! Took a slightly different route to stay within the the houses rather than out on the exposed coast and found out it's all uphill!! Glad I've ordered... read more

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Image for story 1000 miles before end of year completed.

1000 miles before end of year completed.

So happy to complete my goal before December. I'm not stopping though gotta keep them legs working right through winter hopefully. New year and a new goal to come.

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A car crash led me to all-weather cycling!

During the deepest days of COVID lockdowns, my car was dramatically written off by another car, during the 3km drive to Karkarook Park. Second-hand car prices were very high, so I waited - using my... read more

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60 by 60

I do not consider myself to be particularly fit, I have arthritis in one knee and allergic asthma (tough to cycle when the pollen is blowing on my face ) So if you see wobbly cyclist, wheezing a... read more

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Image for story Riding for a better life

Riding for a better life

As a type 1 diabetic it always has its challenges riding helps me clear my mind and keep me active One of my best memory riding was my own son not letting me win a race

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Image for story Cycle September

Cycle September

That's a wrap on Cycle September!! I've been tracking my cycling for a month now with Love to Ride and I am pretty flabbergasted at the results... I managed to smash my goal of 230 miles this mo... read more

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Image for story Fight Kids Cancer - Great Cycle Challenge

Fight Kids Cancer - Great Cycle Challenge

This will be my tenth year riding the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money to fight kids cancer. Having seen my lifelong friends daughter die from cancer at 10 years old I like to keep her legacy ... read more

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Image for story Squirrel attack

Squirrel attack

A couple of weeks back I had cycled somewhere for open water swim training and left my post-workout food in my pannier ready to grab. Mistake! Upon exiting the water I found the internal mesh pock... read more

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Image for story Kotahi Rau Kiromita

Kotahi Rau Kiromita

Kia ora! Kua takoto te mānuka o te Aotearoa Bike Challenge, nō reira i whakatau au ki te eke kotahi rau kiromita i kotahi te rā, e mau ana tōku tīhate "Toitū Te Tiriti", kia kitea ai ia e te mare... read more

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Falling in love with cycling during the winter

I started cycling about 18 months ago as a means of getting to work. At first I was afraid, I was petrified .... but the more I started cycling, the more confidence I grew, the more you start to re... read more

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Image for story The Up-Cycles Charitable Trust Story - so far...

The Up-Cycles Charitable Trust Story - so far...

🚴🏻‍♀️ A place for fixing, refurbishing, adapting & donating bikes, and a learning space for those in need. ’It’s a hand-up, not a hand-out’. 🚴🏼 My name is Chris Foggin and I am the foun... read more

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Best wishes for 2024

Best wishes and happy cycling for 2024 everyone.

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Image for story Things you'd never see otherwise

Things you'd never see otherwise

Would never have come across this army of pomeranians if I hadn't been out on my bike the other day! A local safari

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Image for story My Biketober Holiday Prize!

My Biketober Holiday Prize!

I have taken part on the Biketober Challenge for several years now in the Wollongong City Council Team. It's a great way to ditch the car, save some money on petrol, tone up the leg muscles, get... read more

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Food Delivery Riders

I find them tedious, and don't class their e-bike/small moped riders as cyclists. They ride on the pavements, firing through red lights and generally just giving all cyclists a bad name and therefo... read more

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I'm tired

I'm very tired

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Need a Bike

We used to have 3 Bike for our family, but during hurricane Harvey, we lost everything due to flooding. I am still looking for a used one. If someone like to sell a used bike with affordable price,... read more

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Image for story Twende Butiama Social Ride

Twende Butiama Social Ride

I am challenging myself to do something really hard. I am cycling for about 1,500 KM with a group of other cyclists in Tanzania and neighbouring countries; today we rode 190 km. Yesterday, 187 km... read more

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Image for story Riding all the Rail Trails in Victoria

Riding all the Rail Trails in Victoria

This year I set my self a challenge that I felt would stretch my riding at the same time as getting me out and about around the state. My challenge was to ride all the Rail Trails in Victoria in 12... read more

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Image for story Winning a cycle safety award

Winning a cycle safety award

I was 12 when I won a local cycling award for safety. I went on to attend a regional competition in Fleetwood. I have enjoyed cycling since my tricycle, small wheeled bike, tracker bit like a Chop... read more

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Supporting other riders

On my morning commute today I came across a cyclist who had come off his bike on a corner in the wet. There was already another cyclist with him, however as I work remotely and can make up the time... read more

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