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Amsterdam

Holiday

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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

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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

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Image for story New bike day

New bike day

New eBike day. Oooh the hills are so easy now

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Image for story Derailer, Sm'erailer!!

Derailer, Sm'erailer!!

After having cycled for many years now but not knowing a single thing about fixing bikes, I went to my first ever bike mechanic course - set up by Mark and Andy at Stretford mall. After going to th... read more

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Keeping going.

Only a short story but I switched over to cycling after a running injury. Currently waiting on knee surgery. I used running as it improved my mental health. when I got injured I knew I couldn't jus... read more

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Image for story Cycling can be a little wooden....

Cycling can be a little wooden....

I am so excited about this! I felt 5 years old again!! 🪵 🌲 🚴 Is it bamboo? No Is it heavy? No Is it nice to ride? Hell yes! 🤩 Built from wood here in Hampshire is my new BEAMZ Trust CIC... read more

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Image for story Our little pack of OAP’s

Our little pack of OAP’s

The three of us love our days out and to catch up with each other........ and also a little cake with cup of coffee.

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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

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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

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health and cycling

Richard Hurst started cycling to get to work easier in the centre of town, where a car was not essential. Him and his family never looked back, and don’t need two cars anymore. Richard’s senior rol... read more

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Image for story This #CycleSeptember has doubled my average cycling distance!

This #CycleSeptember has doubled my average cycling distance!

I got into cycling last year thanks to the earlier Cycling initiatives from 'Love To Ride' but my capacity was no more than 10-12 kms at a time. This challenge has only deepened my 'Cycling Romance... read more

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From walking to cycling everywhere

I have only owned a car once when I was at college for a total of two years. I'm now 32 so that is a long time without driving! I used to get public transportation everywhere and walk everywhere. I... read more

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100 miles

2017 overweight and told pre-diabetic so had to lose weight. I lost my weight on treadmill (stick with me lol ) I have always loved cycling be it Chipper,Grifter ,M/bike or Road Bike . 2019 my ... read more

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New to me bike

Hi, having recently parted ways with my Boardman hybrid comp I acquired a Voodoo Hoodoo off my Son. Whilst I had an old 2000's 26" MTB, the Voodoo is amazing and has lifted my spirits when it come... read more

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Stories from around the world

Image for story Older, Greener, and (Bike-Only!) Better

Older, Greener, and (Bike-Only!) Better

I have always had a passion for biking and parks. Growing up in Beaumont, I had the privilege of biking to school until ninth grade. Back in the 70s, there was just one bike shop, one bike option (... read more

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Life Changer

I’m approaching 60 and I have been missing a sustainable workout routine that provided good health both from a physical and mental standpoint. About three years ago I started riding and have rece... read more

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Image for story Best gift ever

Best gift ever

I always complained that I wasn’t getting any exercise and I said to my husband, I wish I could ride a bike again like when I was a teenager 😂 I actually had not ridden a bike since then. Anyway to... read more

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A Cyclist

A Cyclist Many ask, why a cyclist, We are the canniest, A non polluting escapist, Searching freedom, being an adventurist, With time on our side, life is at its finest, Our min... read more

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Reciprocity

I love my bicycle. We are in love.

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Love at First Ride

I recently bought this alluring used bike from a local lady. I have never owned a road bike but after doing Tri Santa Cruz with a mountain bike I was like, "No way! I am never dating a road race w... read more

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Fair weather cycling fail.

When I bought my bike in June last year I proudly proclaimed that I was a fair weather cyclist. I have to confess that I’ve really let myself down, I’ve cycled every day since 30th January, and ha... read more

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Image for story One last push

One last push

So almost there guys… hope you have all achieved your goals… but if not don’t be disappointed.. if you have been out in your bike only once this month it’s still an achievement.. My last push cy... read more

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A hot evening in Canterbury

Friday was a warm one in Canterbury so my wife and I decided to meet for dinner and a drink - so at 5:00pm she left the Christchurch city centre from work and headed home, while I left home in Waik... read more

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Image for story A quick appreciation to my bike.

A quick appreciation to my bike.

I bought a brand new bike in July 2022, which is extremely rare for me to buy anything brand new. This bike has been an absolute dream. This bike has encouraged me to lose weight and get fit. Since... read more

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Late Learner

Didn't learn to ride a bike until I was 21. Still not very good at it at 35, but i enjoy the hell out of it. My first bike was a Huffy I bought for $20 off Craigslist. Sketchy, I know, but I loved ... read more

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Image for story No worry biking!

No worry biking!

I love going out on my bike. I don't have to worry about saving energy to be able to ride it back home. I simply pick up my bike and voila! without any significant effort am able to go places and c... read more

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Our first ride

Can't believe I got him to ride with me. Same guy .. new hobbie

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Un pas a la fois

Depuis des années que je me bat contre la diabète. Il y a plusieurs années je me suis achete un vélo stationnaire pour éviter de prendre de la médication. Malheureusement depuis 5 ans le sport en ... read more

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Image for story '77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 2: Off to the races!

'77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 2: Off to the races!

So, I'd been riding in the Cheaha Challenge (on the Talladega Scenic Byway) most years since 2010. In 2019, they added a 20km time-trial the day before, to which I paid no attention. That's not h... read more

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Image for story A tale about love lost and finding romance....

A tale about love lost and finding romance....

Test test test

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CITY THAT I LOVE AND ADORE ... LOOKING YONDER ...

A favourite route .... I miss ...

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Image for story Big Red

Big Red

Taking a minute to express my love for my Surly. Bridgeclub. One of those really solid, reliable mates. Me and big red came together as a result of some more unfortunate circumstances. Having b... read more

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Image for story Life Changer

Life Changer

I’m approaching 60 and I have been missing a sustainable workout routine that provided good health both from a physical and mental standpoint. About three years ago I started riding and have rece... read more

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Cycling can be addictive!

I've previously mentioned how circumstances got me back on the bike last year. Since buying my ebike in August last year, I've ridden almost 4500 km on it. I love the bike and the riding experien... read more

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Happy Cycling

Imagine the open road ahead of you, the wind in your hair, and the gentle whir of your bicycle's wheels. There's a certain freedom that comes with passonly riding a bicycle. It's just you, your bik... read more

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Image for story Le bonheur!

Le bonheur!

1822 km entre le 5 mai 2023 et le 15 septembre 2023, merci à mon ortho qui m'a remplacé la hanche droite il y a presqu'un an et qui m'a redonné le bonheur de reprendre mon vélo.

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Voyage des noces

1 soirée de contes 2 petits échanges 3 randonées en ville 4 saisons d'amour 5 secondes pour dire oui! 6 mois de preparatifs 700 km en vélo-camping 8 h de route tous les jours 9 semaines en... read more

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Image for story La chispa entre mi bicicleta y yo comienza de nuevo

La chispa entre mi bicicleta y yo comienza de nuevo

Siempre usé mi bicicleta cuando era muy pequeño, pero luego el miedo a las carreteras, los automóviles y la infraestructura de la ciudad me llevó a detenerme. Trabajar con una empresa que es muy ap... read more

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Wild & Windy

Too windy for these old birds to go out on bikes so we compromised & went for a walk instead Does that count!!!!!?

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Image for story Spin…swim….spin

Spin…swim….spin

Picked a cycle route & off I went… it was going well until I took the wrong turning & then spent half an hour to get my bearings again… quick stop off at Bicycle Workshop as I realised whil... read more

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Image for story Hard yards

Hard yards

I don’t particularly like biking - it’s always too hard ! as I seem to always push myself too hard! And I’ve made many excuses in the past. But this is a great challenge for me - I am trying no... read more

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Image for story Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

One of my favorite pastimes is to ride the bike in RACES. Training for races and racing keeps me healthy, and encourages me to commute to work by bike!

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Image for story Prelude from 1980

Prelude from 1980

This old girl has been carrying me along the backroads of Auburn, Al since my days in class back in the late '70s. It still feels just as free as it always did. Happy for the growing bike paths.

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Image for story TEAM 🚴🚴‍♀️ Sue & Pat

TEAM 🚴🚴‍♀️ Sue & Pat

Suzanne et moi avons fait connaissance au Tour de l'île 2012 .. Suis arrivé au parc Jeanne Mance tôt le matin .. Il y avait tellement de cyclistes qui attendait le départ .. Donc .. J'ai aperçu une... read more

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Image for story I LOVE BIKES

I LOVE BIKES

I love bikes!

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Image for story '77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 1: I get a spare bike!

'77 Schwinn LeTour II, part 1: I get a spare bike!

So, by 2017 I'd broken two old steel bike frames. And considering the parts I'd removed to upgrade on my current ride at the time, I figured I had about two and a half bikes worth of components sta... read more

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Image for story Dedicated to Dad and his gift he gave me 35 yrs ago

Dedicated to Dad and his gift he gave me 35 yrs ago

Difficult to write this as my father passed away a month ago. I'm 52 now but in the mid 80s I broke my dads heart switching from a life of soccer to cycling. He thought I had a chance at a college ... read more

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After 10 years

I bought a 2012 Cannondale CAADX in grad school, I saved up for it for over a year. I have ridden that bike in 10 states, done commuting, CX racing, gravel, metric century, century, double century,... read more

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Image for story How I Became a Cycling Junky

How I Became a Cycling Junky

When I was a young girl, I used to ride my bike all around town. It was one of those banana seat bikes with the tall handlebars. Being a country girl and having a father who hunted for a majority o... read more

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