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Bike Vs bus

Bike 10 Bus 0. In September I have now done 10 commutes , and not once has the bus I would take if I wasn't cycling passed me! Quicker, cheaper, better for the planet, better for my health.

Topic: My commute by bike

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I saved some money today

I might be stating the obvious, but I was debating whether to cycle or get the bus to work yesterday. Cycling won, and in doing so I saved £3.50. This will obviously add up and might be a big help ... read more

Topic: Other

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My wife's bike stolen

We had gone to centre of the Uxbridge in London for shopping by our bikes. We locked our bikes to a bike park where in front of a Bank. We was entering some shops. And We had gone to mosque for pra... read more

Topic: Other

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New Club

Teams Wheelers are a newly constituted community bike club in the Teams area of Gateshead. We have a fleet of varied serviced bikes that can be borrowed for rides till you can purchase your own. Tr... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Decided to ditch the car 🚙.....

Decided to ditch the car 🚙.....

Loving commuting from Gateshead to Blyth where I work, saving approximately £40 a week in fuel and loosing weight, win win. Time wise not a great deal of difference average about 50 min in the car ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Year 4 Without a Car

I am now 62 and became interested in environmental matters in my teens, yes the 1970s. Even then, I could see the over reliance on cars, was going to get us into a lot of trouble. A little mo... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Just pedal

Just pedal

Been cycling for 42 years just enjoy cycling. What else is there to say

Topic: Other

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Time saver

I cycled to work yesterday after dropping the kids off at school (pushing my bike) and realised that I arrived at work way earlier than if I got the bus. Happy days.

Topic: My commute by bike

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Goal getter

Pre-pandemic I HAD a bike but it didn’t get out much and I hadn’t quite plucked up the courage to use it to commute to work, despite wanting to. When public transport became largely discouraged at ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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DCC not encouraging greener transport!

For many years I parked my vehicle in one of two local car parks, a short walk from my home, so I could cycle to work. This resulted in a large amount of damage to my vehicle which, as no one ever ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story The famous 🌳

The famous 🌳

Sycamore Gap is a special place, so special that thousands of people around the world visit. But not on my cycle ride to visit this special place, the Sill was closed the military road was felt ab... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story My bike my best friend

My bike my best friend

Alway felt a bit awkward walking on my own, so bought a bike on the cycle to work scheme, it’s so good to get out just me and my bike even better to get lots of compliments off passing bikers, that... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Technically riding to / from work

Technically riding to / from work

Normally it is a big challenge to ride to work i.e. 17 miles up 12% climbs so now I’m having work from home I get up early and ride 6 miles out then back to work at home - feel so invigorated when ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Stories from around the world

Image for story Riding and photography

Riding and photography

Having an iPhone with a good camera allows me to capture events on rides, as my Nikon is a bit bulky. Early morning rides to catch the dawn, or catch the fog, or whatever catches my eye. Cruising... read more

Topic: Other

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Time well spent

My kids don't ride their bikes very often, so I created a plan to ride with them at least once a week and they love it. We try out local parks or just ride to the closest playground. It's been a g... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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L'arrivée de la neige...

J'y ai pensé plusieurs fois et je conclus toujours de la même façon: je ne m'équiperai pas pour le vélo d'hiver. Mais quand la première neige arrive et que la météo nous promet en plus des nuages ... read more

Topic: Other

Enjoying the great outdoors

I just discovered Ebikes and it got me excited to ride again. I also live near a greenway that has a path connecting it to my neighborhood. We now have 3 generations riding!

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Yes you can haul a lot with a bike!

Yes you can haul a lot with a bike!

I'd like more people to realize you can do many more things with your bike. For instance I can haul more with my bike than most people can haul in their car -- a lot more! Recently Silicon Valley B... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~volution (now MPact!) brought a group of conference attendees from Miami to West Palm Beach on the Brightline, our local higher speed train. A strong group of local leaders all brought togethe... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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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

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Lekker je hoofd 'leeg' fietsen.

Lekker je hoofd "leeg" fietsen.

Sinds 2018 gebruik ik de fiets om naar het werk te gaan, dat is gemiddeld 30 km per dag. Ik had nooit gedacht dat ik het zo leuk zou vinden. In tijd ben ik 2 x 20 minuten minuten extra kwijt, maa... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

Image for story Peachtree Creek Greenway - PART ONE - December, 2018

Peachtree Creek Greenway - PART ONE - December, 2018

After years of grassroots work by local cyclists and bicyclists, the ground-breaking ceremony for the first section of the Peachtree Creek Greenway took place on December 19, 2018. The Greenway loc... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Riding with Purpose

Riding with Purpose

I rode one of the first AIDS Vaccine rides benefiting the Emory Vaccine Center from Montreal, Canada to Portland, Maine in 2001 - on a mountain bike! It was my first century (100 miles) - and then ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Speyside Way

My story. Well....It will not be breathtaking and spectacular. It will not split into sections, where each is better than the other. My story will not be famous, worldwide known. It will not go by ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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I have started a petition to encourage cycling

I used to live in a first floor flat. I couldn't have had an electric bike, because I couldn't get it up the stairs. I still don't dare go shopping on my bike for fear of theft whilst I am in the s... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Enter to win a FREE Electric Bicycle for Biketober

Enter to win a FREE Electric Bicycle for Biketober

Win a Free Electric Bike Yes! This is your chance to win a free e-bike and take a Test Ride too! Stone Mountain Bike Company would like to get more people riding bikes for Biketober and beyond.... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Ebike ready to roll 🚲⚡

Ebike ready to roll 🚲⚡

I have just fitted this ebike conversion kit back onto my bike and its ready to go again. It is really fantastic for commuting, it blasts through the head winds and tackles the hills with ease! The... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story 2022 Ride to work day 🚲

2022 Ride to work day 🚲

Beautiful sunny day here in Mount Gambier, South Australia, for my commute to the office.

Topic: My commute by bike

Image for story Why Bike to Work.

Why Bike to Work.

Many people have asked me why I choose to cycle to work when I can drive by car. I say because it saves me time. Usually this creates a confused look and they ask, how? Well, I say, if I drive by c... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Bunyip Gravel loop 100kms organised by Audax, what a thrill!

Bunyip Gravel loop 100kms organised by Audax, what a thrill!

What a great way to discover some pretty local township within our lush Victoria. This ride was limited to 100 bike riders and organised by Audax who do a great job. Convivial and social, we got to... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story 50th Guided Ride for Burnside volunteer

50th Guided Ride for Burnside volunteer

Congratulations to British Cycling Guided RIde volunteer Graham MacCallum on reaching the landmark of his 50th Guided Ride. And although this is his 50th official Guided Ride, Graham has also arra... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Riding to Macquarie Park as part of your commute to work

Riding to Macquarie Park as part of your commute to work

If you're thinking of cycling to work to Macquarie Park, or a resident of the area, go my YouTube channel to see first hand where the low stress routes are and other cycling related content Rid... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

I am grateful that my family is close and close by. Thanksgiving always includes a long morning road ride. Yesterday it was 32 miles of North Florida hills with my son and brother. My brother, wh... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story My life on wheels - by Roger Jones

My life on wheels - by Roger Jones

MY EARLIEST memory of riding a bike - a tricycle with a metal roll-top storage box (a bit like an oversize bread bin, between the back wheels) – was in 1953 when, just before my fifth birthday, I j... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Played bike polo in the equestrian capital of the world, Wellington, Florida! Had a blast and look forward to the next chukka!

Topic: Other

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Image for story Free and friendly local rides, led by knowledgeable Ride Leaders.

Free and friendly local rides, led by knowledgeable Ride Leaders.

Guided Rides offer fun, friendly, supportive bike rides for individual and family cyclists. The programme has been growing in Scotland over the past few years, helping more people to build their cy... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Guided Ride leader shorltisted for Scottish Cycling Award

Guided Ride leader shorltisted for Scottish Cycling Award

The latest nominees for the #SCAwards22 are for the Recreational Cycling Awards, and we're pleased to reveal that Graham McCallum. Pauline Capaldi and Kirsteen Ross have been shortlisted. Since at... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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2 near misses in 2 mins

I have to share this to the interweb as a sort of therapy... Hello, my names Tim and I'm a bicycle addict.... I survived two near misses last night on my commute home. Both times I reckon it is ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Please use lights!

This is a cautionary story of the importance of your bike lights... I'm a keen cyclist, sometimes it happens, your lights are flat, you forgot to charge them, you left them at home, whatever, but p... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park

My favourite bike route would be at Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park. There are plenty of roads to ride and I just rode around there today. It was lovely weather and I rode for about an ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Fun Time with the Family on the Seminole Trail

One of the main purchasing points of my home is that we are but a stone's throw away from the beautiful Seminole County Bike Trail! Each morning I hop on my new bike and get on the trail to "open" ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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I Love My Bike Commute!

I started working at Emory in November of 2021. I've been a bike commuter the whole time. I live just 3 miles away, so it's really a no brainer. I started with my 1976 Schwinn Super Le Tour, tha... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story (E-BIKE) Electric Bike Rentals - on the W&OD in Leesburg, VA.

(E-BIKE) Electric Bike Rentals - on the W&OD in Leesburg, VA.

Call 703-995-4575 to make a reservation. Pedego Leesburg Electric Bike Rentals is conveniently located adjacent to the W&OD (Washington and Old Dominion) bike path that leads to many fun, beau... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Travel by Bike

Travel by Bike

I love commuting and riding around my home town, Anchorage, Alaska. But I also love to travel, and renting bikes or purchasing a bike tour has been fun, while also being a bit of a hassle and an ad... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Earlier this year I had my first bike accident. Due to a combination of overloading my ebike, driving down a hill, and faulty breaks, I flew over my handle bars and cracked my helmet; I walked away... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Back on the bike to work

Back on the bike to work

I used to be an avid bike rider - long rides every weekend, rides to the pub, rides to work. Since having a kiddo, the cycling has fallen by the wayside. And then today, I got back on the bike an... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Magpie

A long time ago I was riding and my father got swooped by a magpie so I got jealous that he got swooped and I didn't so I went back and got swooped. Now; whenever I see a magpie I go back and get s... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story 150th led ride by Rutherglen volunteer

150th led ride by Rutherglen volunteer

Congratulations to our Rutherglen-based leader Neil on his 150th guided ride. Over the past four years Neil has had 740 people come along on his rides and - according to the British Cycling wesbit... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Ballarat Tweed Ride

Ballarat Tweed Ride

Each year I organise the annual Ballarat Tweed Ride. Last May was our 10th ever ride. We had fantastic weather, rosettes for the best dressed, a driven road escort, 130 riders, live music, a Tweed ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory