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Image for story Why I Love to Ride

Why I Love to Ride

I started cycling in lockdown 2020, I was encouraged to cycle from my experience when travelling and seeing other places having great culture of cycling - there's so much freedom in it Cycle Confi... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story 20,000 miles

20,000 miles

This is Robert. Robert cycles several times a week with us at simplycycling. Since he started his journey he has recorded every mile in a hand written journal. We had a little presentation to celeb... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Joining the Fold!!

Joining the Fold!!

I work in the Centre of Cambridge, 8am- 4pm Monday to Friday. I used to drive everyday from my home in Haverhill to my work. Leaving work at 4pm it used to take me 25 minutes to cover 2.8 miles thr... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Our 'Bike Bus'

Our 'Bike Bus'

I've started taking the kids to school by bike this year and love how excited they get! On bike days they are out of the door in record time, eager to get pedalling. We're enjoying it so much, we'v... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story An E-bike has enabled me to cycle to work

An E-bike has enabled me to cycle to work

I used to cycle to work in my previous job just before the pandemic but with a change of workplace and a further and longer commute of around 5 miles which would have involved 2 buses and up to an ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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280 MPH BIKE RIDER? BELIEVE OR NOT?

MAN CAN RIDE BICYCLES AT 280MPH FACT I DONT KNOW WHY FROM STUART HAMER BMX MAD AT 50.

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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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

Topic: Other

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Image for story Ride to Portishead!

Ride to Portishead!

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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Free ride on Sat 9/12/2023 Wanstead Park - Walthamstow Wetlands

Free ride on Sat 9/12/2023 Wanstead Park - Walthamstow Wetlands

Redbridge Cycling Campaign are leading a winter ride on Saturday 9th December, 10.30 from Wanstead Tea Hut to the Walthamstow Wetlands. It will be an easy ride, on quiet streets and off-road paths,... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Coldest day

A bit chilly this morning, hard frost on everything. Even though my face was crying with the cold, the rest of me was toasty. I have a waterproof helmet cover and that really keeps my head warm,... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Over 40 years!

My husband and I bought ourselves some e-bikes in August after spending some time in France on e-bikes with my brother and his wife. Absolutely loving it! I am 61 and hubby turns 60 in January. T... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: Other

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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

Topic: Other

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Image for story Gin and Tonic in the Yorkshire Wolds

Gin and Tonic in the Yorkshire Wolds

The purpose of the ride was to check out a new cafe and take advantage of a sunny day. The ride had already been postponed due to a day of relentless rain. The highlight of the day had to be th... read more

Topic: Other

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My journey on the Bike

I have had my BMX for 5 years and I have been on so many journeys. I try to go out on my bike as much as possible because when I'm on my bike I feel relaxed and calm. This is because you can do any... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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I have no bicycle

I love bicycles. I used to drive one without holding onto it handsfree throughout the street when I was 12 years old. A neighbour clapped for my circus skills and that was my last day on a bicycle.... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story My First Audax

My First Audax

🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️So - here it is in writing - so I am committed ( or maybe I should be committed 🤪🤪🤪). I have signed up to my first Audax. The Yorkshire Wolds 50k on the 12th August - on my own as Chr... read more

Topic: Other

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I love my E Bike

I have recently purchased an Electric bike after using the free E bike loan via cycle UK. I have not looked back and bought my E-Bike via the Cycle to Work scheme. Even though I am 53, I feel l... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story A 100-miler, twice!

A 100-miler, twice!

Having trained and covered C2C this summer with some wonderful ladies from the amazing group called Breeze Durham whom I joined quite accidentally, I've been wondering what would be my next challen... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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ESSEX PEDAL POWER

would like to thanks Essex pedal power for giving me the chance to get back on a bike

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Being a cyclist is a superpower

I have always tried to find ways to incorporate my love of bikes with the need to earn a living. Having changed jobs a few years back, I decided to give up my car, work closer to home and rely on t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Exploring Cornwall

Exploring Cornwall

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon in Cornwall than hopping onto the bike and getting out to the coast? Love this County almost as much as my bikes!!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Slim, duurzaam en gezond werken en reizen. Zo maken we Regio Foodvalley voor iedereen bereikbaar. Regio Foodvalley ziet daarom graag zoveel mogelijk medewerkers op de fiets! Wil je meer inform... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Spending time together

Spending time together

Grateful to get out to ride with my daughter around the neighborhood. It’s rare we spend quality time together these days because she is so busy with school and extra curricular activities. So wond... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Découvrir ma nouvelle vi(ll)e autrement

Découvrir ma nouvelle vi(ll)e autrement

A Montréal depuis moins d'un an, j'avais pris l'habitude de visiter la ville à l'aide de Tiktok et à ses bons coups : les adresses les plus cultes, les vues panoramiques les plus "instagrammable", ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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This was crazy...

At a cycle park, well, me and my brother managed to race against each other, but then we heard screaming. We realised it was our sister rushing behind us... Thankfully, with our bikes, we managed t... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Why I Love to Ride

Why I Love to Ride

I moved to Cambridge in 1999 as a young adult, and after commuting by bus for a while I switched to cycling, and have been a transport cyclist ever since. When I had a baby I stopped cycling for a ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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The cycle of life

There are many moments in our own 'journey' with cycling. I remember learning to do without stabilisers in our back garden when I was young, riding no hands, doing a paper round, riding to school..... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Riding in Snow

Riding in Snow

It was a Sunday the local Cycling UK (CTC) ride day. The weather was cold, but I decided to go to the ride start point. At the start point there were only three riders out of an average of 12-16 ri... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Why I cycle

Why I cycle

Mainly I commute to work daily. I have been known to cycle a few miles to go for a swim and back again. Or to visit family up in the forest. So I would say I’m an experienced rider, but every ride ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story The Great Divide off road trail

The Great Divide off road trail

I have cycled for years but only bikepacked serious the last three years. The routes l do are all in the UK and are usually around 200-400 miles long. Its something I love to do and wanted to take ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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

Topic: Other

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69 nearly 70

Hi So here is my story. I have riden a bike before as a 14 year old I used to ride the 3 miles across Cheltenham to school at least twice a day. But then as a teen riding a bike wasn't cool.. Fas... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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

Topic: Other

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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rain and bad traffic

Today was a perfect cycle commute. It looked like rain but it didn't happen. The traffic was appalling, with new added roadworks, and extra traffic lights on St. Denys rd. I like best, the days... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story The big smoke cycle

The big smoke cycle

for an amazing day out my wife and i took our train 10yr old boys to see a show in the west end. but this wouldn't just be any old trip. we took the train from rugby then travelled across Londo... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Stopping is as important as keep going!

Stopping is as important as keep going!

I had such a lovely day of biking around the district yesterday. I covered around 30 miles on three separate outings and visited Brimbscombe, Nailsworth, Randwick & Ebley, bumping into friends ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story The best lights ever

The best lights ever

The S33N lights are so great! Bristol business and super unique. They can’t be stolen, can’t fall off and the AA battery keeps them simple and helps us be more efficient consumers. When my last lig... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Heading somewhere old and new

Heading somewhere old and new

The weather looks good and I’ve a picnic packed. Where shall I head? I fancied being by the sea and hit on the idea of using a ferry. There are a number to choose from around here, but today I fanc... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Back to work after holiday

I have missed my bike so much whilst on holiday! Not the grown up kids or the dog....my bike. Back to it tomorrow, hopefully I can also lose some of the many pounds I have gained too!

Topic: Other

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I'm Retired & Vegan

I've always had a Bike but never new but last November i purchased a Electric Maintain bike just before my 70th birthday having moved to Forest 2 years before i try to go out most days unless it's ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Cycle to Work

Cycle to Work

Hello everyone, Captain Mocktail has got on his bike for the first time in years and has made a video about his commute to promote cycle to work day. Search Captain Mocktail on YouTube like and... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Trinity Hospice Charity Ride - Fylde Coast 2023

Trinity Hospice Charity Ride - Fylde Coast 2023

A great turn out with the Fylde Coasters Cycling Club, supporting their local charity. The Club is free to join. We meet at weekends rear of The Elk, in Poulton-le-Fylde and also do mid week meande... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story a mari usque ad mare pour #VéloSP

a mari usque ad mare pour #VéloSP

Jonathan Allenger arrive de Vancouver à vélo et passera à St Lazare (Vaudreuil-Soulanges ) le 13 Juin et à Montréal le 14 juin 2023. ensuite , Trois Rivières, Lévi et Rivière du Loup, avant de cont... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story 5000 miles cycled!

5000 miles cycled!

🚴 Go me! I’ve cycled the length of Africa! 🚴 A few years ago I got myself an E-bike for my work commute, to do my bit for the planet 🌍 With what I saved on parking the bike had paid for itself i... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I love my bike

I moved to Cambridge over ten years ago. The thing I love about Cambridge is I can cycle everywhere. It's funny when I have to walk and it seems to take forever especially on the routes that I usua... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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