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Cycling my children home in the dark on busy streets- and through a pitch black park- was a bit of a worry, so we added a lot of lights to the trailer! Now I've got two flashing rear lights on the ... read more

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I started commuting by bike this September- and because I have no parking space at my new job I knew I had no choice but to get on with it! I have fallen in love with it... Treating myself to a new... read more

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Working less hours as my bank is open for less time. Keeping safe whilst commuting by cycling more regularly and taking the slow route through the marshes. Bonus of seeing the ducklings and cygne... read more

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Moonlight and mist when I set off on this morning’s commute. A couple of miles up the road, the mist began to thicken, finally, turning into seriously dense fog. It got so bad I could barely see th... read more

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It’s the moment I look forward to the most on my commute. I've done some time on that rude main road. Toughed it out with those metal beasts and now I check behind me, move into primary, holdi... read more

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The weather has been atrocious, I still prefer to be cycling in. Two lights on the front (100 lumen), bright rear, plus high visible waterproofs My bike tyre walls are even reflective too..... B... read more

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After having my first child and a few rainy mornings I told myself that my car commute wasn't so bad and that others were doing far more damage to th environment. I was inspired by the cycle Septem... read more

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Dragging myself to ride in this wet weather was certainly worth it, my body and ego are convincing me otherwise, until they have the taste of the ride

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I was skint!! I only had a short commute so I decided I could use my bike. At first I struggled but I worked out how much it cost to drive (we also went from 2 rubbish fuel guzzling cars to 1 newe... read more

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Marjolein Rijken Hi Helen, thanks so much for sharing your story about how cycling has benefited you! I work for Devon County Council and w... read more

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Saw a person ride up to the bus stop, fold up their bike, jump on and disappear in under half a minute. I've now got a folding bike too, lovely blue colour, so I drive across the bridge, unfold th... read more

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Dedicated bike parking in the office + shower facilities are awesome benefits of my job <3

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A couple of months back, I was pedalling home from work in the dark, when my front light cut out. Fortunately, being a Scout leader means I am generally prepared. On my keys, I had a small, but ver... read more

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My first ride for the AB Challenge was to use my bike to ride out to four field sites that a part of my automatic bat monitoring (ABM) project around Thames. I've placed them at three sites around ... read more

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Joshua Bathgate Love the Coromandel Great stuff mate! How are the Kauri Trees

I’ve always loved riding a bike and came some croppers as a teen often after ‘borrowing’ my older brothers bike. But it never stopped me loving it. I bought an E bike this year and after years o... read more

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I am now over 60 years of age and still commute to work most days and ride at weekends for the fitness, health benefits and to help out the environment. I have brought an E bike with a motor to ass... read more

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Chuck Ng Hmmm never really thought that owning an e-bike is classed as cheating, despite some people telling me so. I too own an e-... read more

It's possible... it just takes longer, but you get the added benefit of a ride to take the edge off of having to drive there. I ride to the park and ride, get on a bus (6' apart with a mask,... read more

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Om op locatie te werken heb ik op een dag 2 uur extra reistijd, omdat ik een deel van de rit wil fietsen: 12 km naar station Nijmegen, waarvan het grootste deel door het bos. In deze tijd is dat i... read more

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Fietscoach Mirjam A Wat gaaf dat je een das ontmoet onderweg naar je werk! Mooi verhaal zeg. Dankjewel hiervoor!
David Borges I've been to Nijmegen in June 2019. I loved it there! but I did not ride a bike!

What the heck. Honestly, I said a lot more than that at the time! A driver just tried to kill me. They saw me and purposely swerved and pushed me into the curb. I have a rear view camera, guess who... read more

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David Nelms I was hit in October and have stopped commuting as a result. Inattentive driver. I was lucky as it was a sideswipe and I ... read more
Moski Schrader Glad your ok. My neighbor spent 2 months in the hospital after being hit. I’m not brave enough to ride a 2 wheeler in the s... read more

5.5 miles on a nice fresh, dry morning - best way to start the day at work, but it would have been fun to carry on past the factory!

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RB BB We all wish we could carry on past work!! 🙂

"Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!" The sounds of a drawbridge will always elicit a thrill, carrying me back to the month-long cruises of my teen years, with my Dad and family on a 28 foot sloop under sail ... read more

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Molly Hoopes Oh, and I wanted to add that I am thankful to have had that experience, but I am also thankful to now have a full-time job ... read more
Jen Rawlings Hello...i've always wanted to go to HM island! for people without a boat, do you know how i could get there? is there any... read more

Cycling is so good for mental health. I am a patchy lazy cyclist who suffered during lockdown as I made bugger all effort to do anything (vicious lockdown mental health circle). I have now been ... read more

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December 2007 I started riding to work at a new job with Palmerston North City Council Parks. In the 13 years since I have probably gone by car no more than 20 times - car for service etc. Its been... read more

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David Cushing Also from Palmerston North. Like above I have seldom been caught out by bad weather while biking to / from work. And over ... read more

It's that time of year when the days are shorter, but I try my hardest to keep cycling as much as I can. Obviously my activities are reduced as along with the darker nights comes the rain. I'm a dr... read more

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Dear all, I have tried to cycle the round trip to school 3 times a week for the past 8 years. ( 20 miles round trip) I started out on an electric bike in 2012- but quickly upgraded to Dawson toure... read more

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The New Year started well with a lovely wedding of our son and his passing out as an Officer in the Royal Marines. Then came a choice one morning, wear the part reflective part blue cycling jacket ... read more

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I started cycle commuting in 1984, at the age of 22. I was fed up of waiting in the cold for a bus, and a friend offered to lend me her bike whilst she wasn't using it. I had the luxury of five gea... read more

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Voor het werk ben ik op veschillende locaties werkzaam, standaard stap ik in de auto en ga onderweg, ook als ik gewoon in mijn woonplaats wekzaam ben. Eigenlijk een gek ritueel wat je doet omdat je... read more

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I commute 3hrs each way to work most days. And whats the best bit the 5 mile cycle to the station at 5am and home by 7pm Even better is when it's dark.. then you can add all the lights you... read more

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I commute to work all through the year. I recently purchased new back &amp; front lights. Fitted them last week whilst on AL. On both Monday and Tuesday evenings, just as I set off to leave work th... read more

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As a climate organizer in Orlando, FL my job is to get volunteers to pressure members of Congress to support bills that reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. So, I practice what I prea... read more

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I decided to treat myself to an ebike 2 years ago. My thinking was if I commuted one day a week to work it would take one car off the road. I have been commuting to work at least 4 days a week this... read more

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I have not done much cycling over the last two years as my road bike is broken. I made up my mind to try doing my 7.2 miles commute on my mountain bike. I was feeling the difference not cycling was... read more

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Commuting to work on the 1st February like I have done many times a van pulled right out on me , hit me full on !!! . It could of been a lot worse if I wasn’t wearing a helmet !!!!’

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I love to ride my cycle. I have rode cycles for so many years. But since moving north. I started cycling to work everyday. I have been doing the same route now for nearly 17 years. In all the weat... read more

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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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I feel like drivers are more distracted this past week than usual. I’ve had many more near misses the last few days and was even hit (while I was stopped at a stop sign). Whatever the case or the c... read more

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Ik zou graag foto's willen delen maar dat zijn dan allemaal donkere foto's. Ik vertrek om 06.30 en ga rond 17:00 uur weer naar huis. Beide december ritten dus in het donker. En dus oppassen tijde... read more

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Fietscoach Mirjam A Wat een Bikkel dat al je ritten nu in het donker zijn. Dankjewel voor het delen van je verhaal!

Om op locatie te werken heb ik op een dag 2 uur extra reistijd, omdat ik een deel van de rit wil fietsen: 12 km naar station Nijmegen, waarvan het grootste deel door het bos. In deze tijd is dat i... read more

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I admit it... I am a lockdown rider! Started during the first wave - really felt the benefit.... then we moved house ...further away! New challenge to ride to work (17K each way) - but I have start... read more

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It's me and my bike when l bike ride the 4 miles each way to work .sometimes early on the morning when its still dark l travel along the road side, how many people are up and say good morning .On w... read more

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Janet Hutchinson That sounds a nice trip by the beach, my commute is 11 miles each way along quite busy roads. It was so peaceful during t... read more

Grantham Hospital has fenced off its staff bike shed today so I had no choice but to chain my bike to the fence. Note to managers we still bike in the winter!!

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Every day I cycle along Newcastle / Gateshead Quayside to and from work. The views are great, including: Robert Stephenson's High Level Bridge (1849) - the world's first double decker bridge (tra... read more

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I almost miss a suprise downpour on the way to work. Almost.

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I commute to work by bike, so in autumn and winter I ride in darkness almost daily. Over the years I have gradually made my bike more visible – it now sports reflective strips, dynamo lights and a ... read more

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#LightTheNight If you go down in the woods tonight ... you might find me! For me the best thing about having a great set of lights means I can still commute on the exact same route of back lanes, b... read more

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Following my partner being admitted to hospital earlier this year, I found myself valuing cycling even more than before. I began to almost look at my bike as an old friend who transported me across... read more

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I’m so excited! This morning I earned the Flat Fixer badge. Sadly, that also meant I earned a Flat Fixer badge... #MobilityWeekFL

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Chelsea Alventosa Me too :( I didn't fix it myself though, good on you!
Kari Fowler Ha! I love it (speaking as one who has also earned that badge)!

Every year for the past 4 years I have participated in #MobilityWeekFL and Bike to Work Day with my company. We look forward to it every year, because its such a fun way to start the day. Because w... read more

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My commute almost seems like a distant memory, mostly working from my back room rather than cycling the Milton Keynes redways into the office. It's that time of year, light going out in the morn... read more

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Came across some true alternative transportation on my ride home from work tonight! These folks train Paso Fino horses around Buenaventura Lakes, and when I stopped to ask if it was OK to take a... read more

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