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only started this month as got a secondhand bike and want to get health and fit me and my son are trying to do at least 50 miles a week to start with but my bike not that good :( but i am trying a... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Today was a great day for a ride around the terrace where I live. I got air in my tires to make sure they were pumped for this ride. Got my safety vest and I was off. Originally I was just going to... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

We ride locally, the Ribble Valley. It is a sad time and my thoughts go out to all. When out with my wife Anne Marie, we cycle empty roads and lanes, it reminds me of the mid sixties. Clubs were s... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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#nocarbon On my short ride along the cycle path, I was reminded about the place where my great grandparents are buried. I hadn’t seen it in person until 2018 when I started to spend some time in... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I'm using my time off work due to all this madness to ride my turbo trainer using real footage or routes from around the world on rouvy to raise money for mind, mental health charity. As I sure wit... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Having only recently moved to Cambridge, I took advantage of the quiet of the COVID-19 slowdown to cycle up to Wandlebury Country Park, a half hour cycle from my home. It was beautiful and a well-n... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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I thought my #Ride Anywhere Week was totally thwarted as the family went into 14 day self isolation. However I dusted down a 1994 Raleigh Pioneer that's lain idle since 1995(!) and cycled circuits ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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On Monday 23rd march I went to work as usual. By Tuesday 24th my life had taken a different direction. I was told, as per the government instructions we were closing and I was asked to clea... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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As a Key worker in NHS I am still work and have to say am happy to be part of a marvelous family NHS I have always ridden in to work daily along the same beautiful route in Bedfordshire Rain snow h... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Andrew Mathers God bless you one our NHS angles(all NHS are ANGLES )

This Monday marked my 7th day of iso and time to bring out the ebike! I set off from Sharrow in spring sunshine heading up towards Hathersage passing nine fit looking but grumpy cyclists on skinny ... read more

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Since selling my car and choosing to ride to work (6 miles) each and every day for the past 3 years, I'm now fitter, carbon neutral #NoCarbon, and a whole lot happier.

Topic: My commute by bike

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What a beautiful morning! Now spring is here I can finally make the ride to work & back in daylight without my lady wife fretting about me riding in the dark (I just don't, no-one needs the stress!... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I started commuting by bike about two years ago. I love it! You get to work feeling alert and ready for the day, there's no tedious traffic to get stuck in and I've saved to much money and CO2. I'v... read more

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If the cafes are closed, take a stove, and a smart-cafe mug and make you own coffee on the go. Lovely little trip up Peddars way to Castle Acre and back testing out bike-packing bags and setup on... read more

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Changing "Ride to Work week" to "Ride Anywhere week" is a fantastic encouragement to me. Earlier this year we booked a holiday for the final week in March and then, guess what, LoveToRide announced... read more

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Cycling for me used to be all about pulling on the lycra and getting out on my sportive bike around the Yorkshire dales for a couple of hours or half a day. This is great fun and fantastic exercise... read more

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Sometimes it's difficult to drag yourself out of bed first thing when the rain is lashing against the window and the car is sat on the driveway but it feels good to get the bike out and go #NoCarbo... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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It's Winter, the weather is miserable, but despite that, I find myself pulling on my lycra, safety checking my bike and bracing myself to ride to work. Chances are I'll get splashed by the bow ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

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So last July I changed my commute from Southampton to London from using the company car to cycling the 5 miles to the station and training it in... I even now cycle the occassional 15 miles to P... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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William Roberts #NoCarbon
William Porth Trigger it!!!

#NoCarbon I found a route that keeps me away from the traffic with a short off road section too! And so far my bike is 7lb lighter than when i started riding it...! Happy cycling!

Topic: My commute by bike

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International Women's Day 2020 For International Women's Day 2020, I decided to set up a campaign to encourage more girls and women to cycle after the Love to Ride Cycle September statistics showe... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Well here I go again, though I've told My better half this will be the last one! My 50th this March, I'd thought for some years about doing the Lakesman this particular year. An Iron Man distance ... read more

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Andy Green Please donate to: [address removed] .
Andy Green Wont let me leave link! Find me on Facebook :(

If I had been born on my due date, today would have been my 12th birthday (Feb 29 - a while back). Because I was one of the 50% of all babies that arrive late, I'm almost up to my 48th birthday. To... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Cycled to work as usual this morning. In the very heavy sleet. As I arrived at work a driver let me into the car park ahead of him, which I was obviously grateful for, a few seconds less in the sle... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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For the second year, GHD Christchurch arranged a lunchtime picnic ride to encourage staff to ride a bike. Today we had a beautiful day warm day to go for the relaxed 3.5km ride off road. We had ano... read more

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Sharon Lea What a great idea.

My mum mostly grew up in Christchurch and biked as a kid, but hasn't since she was in her twenties for a few different reasons. She saw how awesome I found riding around once I got my e-bike, and g... read more

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Helen Wenley I call my E-bike my freedom machine. I have joined E-bike Social Riders Hawkes Bay group and we have not only clocked up he... read more

my poor little heart was recently smashed to bits! how to go on? one second, one minute, one hour, one day at a time. One foot in front of the other, somehow... I don't know how i would survive... read more

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Thomas Stokell What happened to your bike Gerry?!

A nice early morning jaunt wiht my colleagues to the Williams Cafe in the Wynyard Quarter before work.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I went for a bike ride around the area I live in - a short evening ride - it turned out to be a 45 min ride along some parks and places I would have not noticed otherwise. When you are on your cycl... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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For the last several years I have been wanting to bike part of the way to work. Problem: it’s 56km between home and Christchurch!! If I could just bike some of it I would be happy. Well happier tha... read more

Topic: Other

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Jade A Nailed it!! What a great way to start the day. Fantastic to have finally achieved this goal :)

We started this adventure when our whanau of four kids left no time for me to exercise or do anything much for myself. As a survivor of an aggressive cancer that messed with my body as much as my h... read more

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Every ride is different, today watching the sunrise over the Hauraki Gulf, the double hulled waka under sail in the harbour caught my eye. Otherwise the sunrise reflecting off the buildings aroun... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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I have been a bicycle nut for years and always try to ride everywhere (better for the planet, and better for my fitness and stress levels). Last year I decided to buy a cargo bike to take the next ... read more

Topic: Other

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Julie Wotton Fantastic - inspiring!
Anne Heins So inspiring, love it! I'm thinking it might be worth starting a conversation with my flat about whether we go in on on... read more

This weekend we spend a couple of days on the Hauraki rail trail....cycling has become a great way to spend time together away from screens creating new and varied experiences. There was laughter a... read more

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Oliver May Funniest cafe for a family visit :D

Started driving my daughter to school from Brookfield to Bethlehem on Friday. Traveled a short distance before witnessing a heavy traffic on Millers Road as far as the eye could see. Knowing that S... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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We bought my son a good second-hand bike when he got to intermediate so he could independently cycle the 4km to school each day; no worries if we're working and can't do drop-off or pick-up. I lik... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Julie Wotton Brilliant!

I bumped into so peeps I had not seen for years at a Birthday party who told me they were mountain bikers and I started to ride with them, at this point I was super unfit. After riding with them fo... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

As a community nurse, i have spent the last 20 year driving around the entire Pennine Lancashire area, in addition to my daily commute (20 mile round trip). Since taking up cycling last Sept, ag... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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We ride locally, the Ribble Valley. It is a sad time and my thoughts go out to all. When out with my wife Anne Marie, we cycle empty roads and lanes, it reminds me of the mid sixties. Clubs were s... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I try and commute on my bike at least once a week, not only for the environmental #NoCarbon impact, but also for how it helps my mental and physical well-being. That honestly hasn’t been truer this... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Every evening this week has been absolute bliss. Timing has fallen so when I clock of work and then hop on my bike it is the perfect time to chase the sunset down by the Exe Estuary. The amazing co... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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So in this current crazy climate we find ourselves in, my husband was given a bag of flour from a local mill (used to be a baker) and made a whole batch of sourdough loaves. We hopped on our bikes ... read more

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Living and working in Somerset, cider is a way of life! I swapped my car for a bike to get my fix. I saved 0.01 tonnes of CO2. It soothes all your troubles away! #NoCarbon

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Working in social services, have been flat out at work today, enjoyed my one and only exercise of the day, a tonic for a heavy day and the stresses of the current situation. Lovely views over the G... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Andrew Mathers God bless you and your team (all angles)in gods eyes

For the first time in a long time I had intended to cycle in and out of work everyday this week but with the office closed for the foreseeable I've swapped my commute for an early morning ride, lov... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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How crazily fast everything we know has flipped. Within just a few short weeks, I like many, many others across the globe have been wrenched from those mundane but comforting knowns, and swept u... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Doesn't matter where you are everywhere beyond your front door looks very inviting and appealing right now. We are all guilty of taking it for granted. As long as we respect and follow government a... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I've just realised that since mid last December I haven't used my car at all for traveling to and from work or meetings. I have been using my cycle to work bike instead. I got the bike in May 18 bu... read more

Topic: Other

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With all that's going on, in terms of social distancing, staying at home and what have you, I decided to go out in the dark of the night. Car free, people free, just me and nature. It was a 1am rid... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Who knew thinks could change so much in just a couple of months... Today is Mothers Day but one is meant to keep away just in case... So I cycled the 25mile round trip.. it is 6am on a Sunday... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Hello ... Guys , I am Gopal Chowdary from Hyderabad . I will share a short memory of my ride . That day was March 1st and I used to ride with Happy Hyderabad Team organized by Dinesh Sale and San... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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I starting commuting to work to save a few quid on parking. Since I started I've left the car at home over 200 times, in rain fog snow and storms, and saved 433kg of carbon, which is the same weigh... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Janey Bennet Keep getting out while we are allowed!

Decided to cycle to my favourite dog walk which I do about 3 times a week. I have been driving 3l diesel 10 miles round trip so will save over 4kg of co2 each journey. Mainly cycle ways by the sid... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

Topic: My commute by bike

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I regularly commute to work, combining fitness in to my daily routine, getting to work the quickest way possible and enjoying the fresh air is a win, win, win for me. I recently returned to work fr... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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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Where are you based and what do you do? I live in Derby, I work at Rolls-Royce in Sinfin and I cycle to work every day. I am an aeronautical engineer and I am the Assistant Chief Design Engineer... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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William Porth GO GIRL!!!!

My 3 year old had so much fun riding on my bike during the ABC this year, for her 4th birthday last week she got her first pedal bike (thanks for the discount Torpedo7!). I've never seen her so exc... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Finally the wind has dropped so cycle commuting isn't a painful slog anymore, and a 'Brucey Bonus' the Sun is out in place of the rain (occasionally!) the mornings and evening are brighter so it's ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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The thing is, I live and work in a small town,so I don't really need a car. The main reason I have one is to get my cat to the vet. What to do? Find a bike-compatible, cat-friendly pet carrier of c... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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We had a lovely day out on Sunday with workmates and friends and even dragged my partner's son Matthew along, who at 21 years old had never rode a mountain bike, he loved it! We had a delicious lu... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Really enjoyed my first ride out on a bike for a really long time! Borrowed a bike from the local business and Wow! they sure make some amazing bikes to ride these days don't they! Will cer... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

My evening ride home involves a lovely hilly ride over my home town of Kendal, a ride that is normally fairly uneventful. This time however, I should have taken notice of the dog barking in the dis... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Siobhan Simpson I'm glad you are OK (even if you did have to be washed down before you were allowed in the house!), but what about the ... read more
Matthew Emmott The deer and dog vanished into the distance as I sat there slightly dazed by the whole situation.

Leading the pack at Waiheke (photo) A group of us went to Waiheke, hired ebikes and had the time of our lives. It was an awesome way to get around and we clocked around 30km. We stopped where e... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I saw a Little Blue Penguin on my cycle to work this morning along the West Harbour Cycleway SH88 shared path. It made my day :) [address removed]

Topic: My commute by bike

When I drive I rarely take the time to enjoy the city I live in but with biking I an so easily stop, hop off and have a wee explore. Yesterday I decided to visit a piece of remnant bush in Christch... read more

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My 17yr old son bikes to school. Biking has allowed him to choose his preferred schools, which were not his closest options. Trying to encourage him to to sit his learner drivers test I said he'd ... read more

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A colleague invited me to join the challenge early in the month. I thought about it and did nothing. On the night of the 17th someone broken into my car, with the intention of stealing it. The d... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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On 5 Feb we cycled from Tekapo to Twizel passed canals, lake Tekapo, Ohau and Pukaki; scenery to die for. 6 Feb we biked to Ohau Lodge with a side trip to Ohau weir which was closed but very pictur... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Sharon Lea I too have done this ride and its spectacular. I'll never get sick of the scenery down south. Well done.

My partner and I love to bike, and when camping at my favourite family spot, he took me on a bike ride to Mystery Lake - about a three hour climb! Half way the the wind was howling and I was pretty... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Sharon Lea Congratulations to you both.

just heads up that there is a bicycle clearance store on Lunn Ave , they have helmets from $20 and huge bins of assorted bike accessories including lights, gloves, saddles etc at very affordable pr... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Hey hey, It's almost the end of #MoveitMonday week 2 My story is about sharing that I now find that I am excited about biking to or from work as part of this challenge as I am not really very co... read more

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John Fridd Well put, Simone. Re butterflies, I reckon that when there are lots around, keep the mouth closed. It's weird swallowi... read more