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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

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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

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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.

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WWindermere

Windermere in the lake district. When you get treated to views like this and some fab riding just heaven.

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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

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And then it rained!

A beautiful autumn morning, the sun is just out, the sky is starting to turn blue from grey. I am beginning my favourite bike ride. I haven't ridden here for a while so now I hope the autumn se... read more

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Churchdown Family Cycle Ride (NCN41)

Wanted to share a traffic-free route on the National Cycle Network (NCN41) for families with young children from Churchdown Parish Council/Playground/Park/Skatepark/BMX track to Gloucestershire Air... read more

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Image for story My Favourite? Well, certainly one of my favourites....

My Favourite? Well, certainly one of my favourites....

South East Wales anyone? Now, apologies to anyone living in or near Cwmbran but it is not the first place to think of when you want to go for bike ride.... Wrong! There is a gem that threads it's... read more

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Blue flame

A lovely easy ride out for a drink in the sunny evening with beautiful Kate. First ride for her in years, wont be the last

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Image for story early morning ride

early morning ride

A firm favourite of mine is to get up at 5am (yes 5am) and ride over to Todmorden and back home. The roads are lovely and quiet, I know where all the pot holes are (to avoid) and this is a perfect ... read more

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Image for story Woodland Moor

Woodland Moor

Lush morning ride over the tops and down in to Barney

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Image for story Canal & Park commute #RideFree

Canal & Park commute #RideFree

Can you believe on my day off work I end up cycling to the office? I am very lucky to have a quiet beautiful route to commute, through a nature reserve, following a river peddling along a canal an... read more

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My Bike ride

Everyday once I have either finished my work homeschooling or finished my work at school and go home I love to go out on my bike and do my favourite ride. This ride consists of me setting off fro... read more

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Image for story Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Winter Wheelers 1st Dec . First outing. Cold, dark and peaceful. Sunrise / Moon set.

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Image for story A cracking climb to see the best view in the country

A cracking climb to see the best view in the country

The great thing about the Ribble Valley (30 miles north of Manchester) is that sooner of later you bump into a hill. Getting fit on a bike happens quicker when you're up against the force of an up... read more

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Image for story #ExploreByBike - Victoria Country Park

#ExploreByBike - Victoria Country Park

After a bad day or a stressful week, An escape on my bike, I must seek! Off I head, before it gets dark, To the Royal Victoria Country Park. On the way, there are hills so steep - Sometimes I ... read more

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Trail to Road.

Love riding both my mtb and road bike. Rivington and Darwen for most of my local mtb rides. Gisburn and Lakes if going further afield. Enjoy rides to Southport , Blackpool and Garstang on the roa... read more

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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

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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!

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Image for story Ride in the Yorkshire County 😎

Ride in the Yorkshire County 😎

Nice ride around boughbridge with my wife

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Bike park wales

Bike park Wales is amazing

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Image for story Porthmadoc, Gwynedd

Porthmadoc, Gwynedd

My favourite place to ride is Porthmadoc, Gwynedd. We have our holiday caravan sited there so me and my husband and our dog go there frequently. I love riding over the Cob traffic free area lookin... read more

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Route 68

My favourite place to ride is on route 68 from the Sill on the military road across to Kielder. The route is offroad after a couple of miles then it's just you on the logging roads across to Kielde... read more

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Image for story Gloucester Quays in the Sunshine

Gloucester Quays in the Sunshine

The quays on one of the hottest days of the year created a fantastic backdrop for a bike ride with colleagues from Thinktravel on a Tuesday in September! With lots to do to help make it easier for ... read more

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My Early Morning Ride

At 72 Years old a diabetic for 50 years only just started riding a bike again in the past 9 months. I am up at 6.30 am, have breakfast then out on my bike. The roads are reasona... read more

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Traffic-free route around Manchester Airport

This is one of my favourite rides because it goes through some pleasant countryside on quiet lanes, smooth tracks and cycle lanes. You can also pop into the ice-cream aviation park for an ice-cream... read more

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Image for story Crossing the Tyne

Crossing the Tyne

One of my favourite types of ride is to combine urban and rural areas, and that's very easy around Durham and Newcastle as cities and countryside are very close to each other. The Tyne foot tunnel ... read more

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Image for story Durhams Rails to Trails

Durhams Rails to Trails

Getting out on my bike more during the pandemic last years I discovered County Durhams Rails to Trails. These include the C2C, Deerness Valley, Bishop Auckland to Brandon and the Derwent Valley tra... read more

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Image for story Trans-Pennine Trail, Fallowfield Loop, Peak Forest Canal

Trans-Pennine Trail, Fallowfield Loop, Peak Forest Canal

Hi There, I'd like to share this circular route, as lots of people in Manchester and Stockport will love it. It takes in part of the Trans-Pennine Trail, Fallowfield loop and Peak Forest Canal, is... read more

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Image for story Airport Orbital and Stop at Jolly Sailor

Airport Orbital and Stop at Jolly Sailor

Me and 4 friends have got together to lose weight, keep fit and cycle around our local area. We like the Manchester Airport Orbital Route and the new A555 Bypass too. We have started cycling most ... read more

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Old Trafford to Pennington Warf

The cycle from Pennington Warf > Old Trafford back is such a nice way to unwind after a tough working week. I always find the people on the route to be respectful and friendly. There are some gr... read more

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Trans Pennine Trail: Altrincham-Warrington

You will find me on bike rides along the Trans Pennine Trail from Altrincham to Warrington. It is a safe and long straight route for a pleasant ride. A shared path with walkers, horse riders and ... read more

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Canal

Had a lovely ride along the Kennit and Avon Canal, I cycled my husband walked it was beautiful weather. I am trying to keep fit and stay well mentally so to get those endorphin rising cycling is ... read more

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Stories from around the world

Image for story How do like them apples?

How do like them apples?

Anyone else have a mental map of good places to forage on their routes? I loaded up with some cute little windfall apples today :-)

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Image for story commute fro Yarra Valley

commute fro Yarra Valley

Up at 5am has its rewards. My commute to Lilydale includes about half of the Warburton Rail Trail. To get to the trail involves a climb to Killara Hill. From the Winery gates I often watch sunrise ... read more

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Riding down to the Harbour

Russell and I went down Harbour road which is a road in between the two area of a Golf Course in Motueka. We then went down a bike track beside the sea to bike past the Saltwater baths and down to... read more

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Sunday Sky

Sunday sky and a bike ride

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Our Favorite Weekly Ritual

My partner and I just moved to the area and have been excited to explore! One of our favorite things to do on a weeknight is ride to Lake Fayetteville, hit the food truck park, then watch the sunse... read more

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Image for story Red Rocks Colorado

Red Rocks Colorado

Nothing beats the Denver Metro Area to Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. I did a couple gigs there through the years and saw some riders making the climb to the top. I was intrigued to say the least and m... read more

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Image for story Mangamahoe bike park with the dogs

Mangamahoe bike park with the dogs

My dogs love the New Plymouth Mangamahoe Bike park as much as I do. The border collie knows that at the end of the track is a river and he loves to bath in that river to cool down. It’s his happy ... read more

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Welcome to Western China to explore, with a road bike!

itinerary overview Days of travel: 7 days and 8 nights Number of trips: 3-5 people A journey that pushes your physical limits, explores parts of the unknown, and takes you on one of the best c... read more

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Why We Ride

I just had to stop for a few minutes on the way to work this morning. There is one point on my ride where I go through a park and ride up/down a hill where there are great views and lovely sun expo... read more

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Image for story Downhill and fast

Downhill and fast

Ballarat has many hills (not my favourite thing to climb) BUT - I always enjoy the downhill. Does not matter which hill as long as the trip down is enjoyable. Fisken rd Gear ave SE... read more

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Image for story Willow Watering Hole

Willow Watering Hole

Willow Watering Hole is an amazing outdoor public space that encompasses wildlife and hiking and biking trails in Southwest Houston in Westbury.

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Bendigo to Axedale

I rode from Bendigo to Axedale today and it was beautiful. Lots of wattle out along the O’Keefe Rail Trail. It's about 40km return from Bendigo and the Axedale Tavern has great food and is really ... read more

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Image for story Slimbridge to Thornbury

Slimbridge to Thornbury

A favourite cycle route. Smooth, quiet lanes in the countryside. Free carpark at Slimbridge then swap the car for the bike. Good day out.

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Image for story Fisherman's Lake Trail

Fisherman's Lake Trail

Beautiful Sunday afternoon ride.

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Image for story ITS DARK NIGHTS AT NIGHT WITH WINDY TREE.

ITS DARK NIGHTS AT NIGHT WITH WINDY TREE.

I RIDE IN THE WET RAIN IT POURS DOWN AND IM HAPPY THE WIND IS LOUD THE TREES BLOW IN THE WIND AND A FUNNY CAR DRIVES AROUND THE LONG DARK ROAD FUNNY LIGHTS APPEAR AND MOANING MEN WITH NO WHERE T... read more

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Pink

there is never enough pink

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Waimahanga track Onerahi

This is a lovely easy track that takes you out or from the beautiful Onerahi foreshore..it connects with the cycle trail from the town basin/ Hatea Loop at Te Matau a Pohe and its safe and scenic -... read more

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