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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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Image for story There's Nothing Like an Ocean View

There's Nothing Like an Ocean View

When you live near the ocean and can ride on the beach there is just nothing more relaxing. The time and miles slip away as the sounds of the waves on the shore encourage you to just keep pedaling.... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story 75 km and Bike + Rider = 127 years

75 km and Bike + Rider = 127 years

This year I'm upping my game and putting myself outside my comfort zone. I'm not going to climb Monte Zoncolan or Alpe d'Huez but I am going to ride more organised rides instead of just heading out... read more

Topic: Other

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story The long way round.

The long way round.

Now that the weather has improved somewhat I have taken back to two wheels for my commute. To say that the quickest route is a little (boring, congested, dangerous. Pick one or all three) would be ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Out of the Rut

Instead of just going straight down La Rivera Blvd this morning, I jumped up over the levee to see the American River and use the bike trail. It took a few extra miles, some added minutes and drops... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Ride in the Yorkshire County 😎

Ride in the Yorkshire County 😎

Nice ride around boughbridge with my wife

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story My Cyclocross Commute

My Cyclocross Commute

I thought you'd like to see my morning commute scenery.....

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Trying to make it a habit.

Trying to make it a habit.

Second time I have ridden into work, managed one day last week, aiming for pedalling in at least two days this week.

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Route 45 - Cainscross (Stroud)-Woodchester-Nailsworth, and back

Route 45 - Cainscross (Stroud)-Woodchester-Nailsworth, and back

First ride for Bike Month was a family one. 44yF 41yM 8yF 7yM, hooking up 2 Cube bikes and 2 kids bikes onto our secondhand towbar rack. Literally bought this this morning from marketplace and it's... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Getting back to it

Let's get fit again!

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Back after flu!

So glad to be back on my bike to work each morning after a horrible week of flu! Its taken me 3 weeks to get there. Feels good to be back :-)

Topic: My commute by bike

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Christchurch City Council repping it on rainy days!

Christchurch City Council repping it on rainy days!

It's so great to see Te Hononga bike shed is still chokka even on a rainy day :)

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Hello Old Friend

Hello Old Friend

I'm happy to say that my trusty (and slightly dusty) bike has once again seen the light of day. With work only a 30-minute walk away, I found myself putting off getting on my bike. In part, beca... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Sunday ride up A38 to Alveston church 04-12-2022

Sunday ride up A38 to Alveston church 04-12-2022

It was a serene cold Sunday afternoon and after a hot meal of my favourite soya curry and chapattis, I thought I should shake off my laziness and venture into the cold on my bicycle. Once you are o... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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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Early help hub ride to our conversation conference!

Today the early help hub attended the our conversation conference. It was decided that we would commute as a group, which was an thoroughly enjoyable and team building experience! Both experienced ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Just over 31 miles today & I even got my partner in crime to join me… When the sun is shining it would be rude not to.. Cheers 🥂

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Beautiful Jersey

Beautiful Jersey

If you haven’t already paid Jersey a visit you must put it on your places to go list… Lots of beautiful scenery & country lanes to explore…beaches & pubs!! Todays ride 25 miles according ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Bruges / Amsterdam

Bruges / Amsterdam

Voyage à vélo entre Bruges et Amsterdam en 7 jours. Défi relevé! Très fière de cette expérience unique!

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Ferry Meadows

Ferry Meadows

I enjoy the ride at Ferry Meadow every time. So many places to see at any time of the year and every time there is something new and interesting.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Back on my bike again

Six months after becoming very poorly with covid I am back on my bike. I have had to switch to an e-bike to help manage my loss of fitness and ongoing covid recovery. Was so lovely to get out on it... read more

Topic: Other

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Bike park wales

Bike park Wales is amazing

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story The Tweed Run - Saturday, 29th April 2023

The Tweed Run - Saturday, 29th April 2023

During a visit to London on Saturday, 29th April 2023, I happened to witness a quirky sight. A mass of dapperly dressed men, women, and children cycling through the city streets, only to discover t... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story lets ride

lets ride

in 2017 i quaified as a british cycling ride leader and have had the pleasure of helping many people who are new to cycling or lacking confidence to enjoy getting out on their bikes, my favourite b... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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My Bike story

I've been riding bikes since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Then I grew up and learned to drive. Drove everywhere and heavily relied on my car, even for those short distances to the local shops.... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Picnicking

Picnicking

When I want inspiration to head out on a solo ride I choose somewhere I would like to have a picnic. I check the map, plan a route using quiet lanes, pack some food and head out on a mini adventure.

Topic: Other

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Image for story Cycle September Prize Winner!

Cycle September Prize Winner!

After taking part in Cycle September 2022 and winning the £1,000 prize, I went to the local bike shop to fix up my bike. This is what I did with my prize! We have had our three bikes fully servi... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Unlikely cyclists

Unlikely cyclists

Before we bought a cargo bike at the end of 2019 I rarely rode a bike for transport, and especially not on the road. I was nervous of riding a new bike, nervous of riding anywhere new, and I would ... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Moving house by bike!

Moving house by bike!

At the end of January, a few days after the full on flash flood, my partner and I moved house by bike! We invited a bunch of awesome friends with cargo bikes and bike trailers to come and help us... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Phoenix bike park

Phoenix bike park

Great memory of riding Phoenix bike park this summer

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Biking with my Daughter

Biking with my Daughter

I got my daughter on 2 wheels as soon as humanily possible at 10 months old she had her first bike ride with me thanks to the weeride 2 years later and she is too big to travel on daddy's bike ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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