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While riding my bicycle recently, my pedals were wobbling from side to side indicating to me that the bottom bracket bearing had worn out. I told my husband and he said ‘I’ll change it, how hard c... read more

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Alan Jackson What a great story, I'm glad it's not just me that is frustrated by inanimate objects! 10/10 for persistence.

Managed it this week! Cheddar Gorge, Bleadon Hill and Burrington Coombe.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I hadn’t ridden a bike in years. Then, when COVID hit, I needed to get out of the house. I’ve been borrowing a friends bike for a year, and it’s been great! I love getting out and exploring San Die... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Josh Beatty #bikeSoutheasternSD
Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

I used to ride my bicycle a lot when I was younger. While I was in college, my dad sold my bike. I never looked into buying another one until recently. I have a lot of friends who ride and they hav... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

There once was a cyclist who liked to "Ride Free", Always stopped halfway for cake and coffee. He was always seen on his "freedom Machine", and that cyclist that loved to ride, was me! …. I'... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Mark Jones I'd pack your bags 😎
Adrian Lewis Panniers packed a long time ago!

Been lucky to work from home during the pandemic, but really look foreword to being able to #RideFree after a day of sitting at my desk

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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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Luke Rider Hello, any chance you can send me the website link? Thanks

Always find getting out on the bike and taking in an awesome sunset does wonders for the mind.

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Scott Manley That looks amazing.
satpal hans Thanks :-)

Taking my own breakfast and detouring off my usual beaten track. Gradually gaining more confidence :-)

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Scott Manley I do this a lot, nothing like a breakfast or lunch sat next to your bike so mewhere. Have fun
Susan Cullen I agree nothing like a snack with nature I take binoculars to look at the birds too.

We love our electric bikes. Yesterday we cycled 35 hilly miles round trip, with a very large heavy fruit cake and picnic lunch for 4, to surprise my Dad for his 87th Birthday. We have done 1000... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Set out this morning on my challenge to ride my longest ride 50 miles in a single activity. Packed lunch, bottles of water and an afternoon treat Eccles Cake. Heading out of the city towards the c... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I have been working for Royal Mail during the pandemic. I cycle at work each day, saving money, reducing congestion and keeping healthy. #RideFree

Topic: My commute by bike

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Over lockdown I've done one too many local walks, so it was exciting to make a plan with my new ebike to go further afield. We had driven to Hyde Hall in Essex but it looked manageable by ebike fro... read more

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From home in Oakwood, Derby to Swan Lake in West Hallam then follow the route along the Erewash canal to Trent Lock amazing scenery you feel you are abroad on holiday and mostly on the level. Loads... read more

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Watching someone go from sofa to 50miles a week! #Awesome

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Chelsea, great question. Please see the photos. #BikeLightsAtNight

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I am a cancer survivor, suffering from prostate and skin cancer. Cycling gives me the exercise I need and the space and freedom to explore my own thoughts.

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The concept of Love to Ride is simple, straight forward and a fun way to encourage people and children to jump on their bikes and exercise for at least 15 minutes. The team behind the scenes are al... read more

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Mark Jones I'll pack my bag!

Wat is Nederland toch mooi! Steeds weer verrast door het afwisselende landschap en de prachtige paden. Afgelopen weekend op de veluwe een fietstocht gemaakt, heerlijk om fris het voorjaar in te ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Karen Poret Goed!

Sanibel has bike paths! Separate 8 ft wide bike paths all over the island, parallel to the roads. I always feel safe!

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A quick historic reference before I get “rolling” in this story. I was given a stent Jan 1st, 2016. I was just 6 miles into a century ride when my arteries closed up & I blacked out. Tipped ove... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Ron Guitard #bikeSoutheasternSD

I'm reflecting bCk to bei g stuck inside for months due to the pandemic. I finally got put with few ladies a road. It felt so good to be outside on my bike back as it my peeps.

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Sylvie Froncek hey! this post caught my eye because we're hosting a Pedal with your Peeps self-guided ride in mid-city on April 3rd! Get y... read more
Sylvie Froncek Also, fabulous photo!

Cycled to the vaccination centre today to receive jab number 1. It's been over 12 months of turmoil, but today ai felt a personal sense of one step closer to getting freedom of movement back. Fr... read more

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Motivation on a coldndark morning is a low, especially when you have to get out of a nice comfy warm bed. The temptation to put the alarm into snooze and take the car is the easy option. Well thi... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

12 friends on Bikes/Trikes formed a ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 3/17/21. We decorated on another’s bikes& trikes and rode through the neighborhoods for a delightful memory, GREAT FUN and EXERCISE.

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My bike is a custom sport Nishiki road bike that used to be my mom's bike (she bought it new in 1981) that came with me when I moved to San Diego for grad school. I rode it all the time from my apa... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Sylvie Froncek Is this a #bikelove entry for the Abus bike lock prize drawing?
Janelle L @Sylvie yes! I forgot to put the #bikelove in there and didn't see how to edit it without deleting it, but it is indeed for... read more

I use to live on the second floor of a huge apartment complex. For a short time period, I would lug a huge mountain bike up and down the stairs just to bike at dawn. I loved the quiet of the neighb... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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A bike ride with my kids is almost always a way to improve our mood. Check out this smile!

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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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Been lucky to work from home during the pandemic, but really look foreword to being able to #RideFree after a day of sitting at my desk

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At the end of the workday, down to the valley to tackle the climb back over the top of the hill. Almost got up it in time for the sunset. #RideFree

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During these difficult times it’s way to think you can’t have adventure. Proof this is not true is right here, last night I left home after work on a ride at around Ten o’clock, slept under the sta... read more

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I have cycled some new routes recently and have been looking for small country lanes and roads that link to old routes trying to avoid busy roads and traffic. I have cycled some beautiful countrysi... read more

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I had lots of adventure plans for last year which sadly did not happen. Was feeling a bit low with the lockdown. So packed up my bike with my new lightweight camping gear, which was feeling sad at ... read more

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I have strip lights to be seen I have been hit numerous times so I make sure they see me #BikeLightsAtNight

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Set out this morning on my challenge to ride my longest ride 50 miles in a single activity. Packed lunch, bottles of water and an afternoon treat Eccles Cake. Heading out of the city towards the c... read more

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Setting off from Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre down and over the lovely canal bridge on the Erewash Canal (1) at the Bridge Inn, then following the Erewash Valley Trail path over to the Notti... read more

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Lucy Giuliano Thank you for sharing, that sounds like a very well deserved hot chocolate!
Sue Cooper Sounds similar to routes I have taken this week but slightly different how many miles is this route?

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

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we have a new dog and it’s been great to head out with her on our bikes to exercise and share the spring sun in Birmingham. Loving the blue cycle lane in Bristol rd Birmingham and canal paths

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Reading all these stories about people taking to bikes in lockdown makes me feel bad. I cycled every day to work, and never missed, apart from extreme ice and snow, and those are rare in Bristol. ... read more

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I have recently purchased a few bikes, mainly to help me into my flexible retirement, but mostly as a way to enjoy the fact that despite the pandemic, life can still bring rewards. So with that in... read more

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I have not ridden a bike in years due to increased weight gain. After losing some weight over the past few years I felt more comfortable getting back out there. Learning routes was never on my mind... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

Covid changed everything, not least of which is people’s travel habits. I avoided buses and trains even once restrictions lifted because I was worried that, even with reduced public transport capac... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

I started biking regularly during the past 14 months to get out of the house. I begin to feel so much better and I wasn’t feeling bad before 😂. Then bike riding became important for my health. Now ... read more

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Our team at the University of Brighton has been remote working since March '20 and we're fortunate that most aspects of our work can be undertaken online. However we're on the brink of submitting t... read more

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I love riding my bike around the neighborhood. I get to see all my neighbor's that have been in there homes since a year ago. I try to spread happiness.

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Bright clothes are a must! Reflectors too! And definitely lights on a bike. I always wanted lights on the tires! #BikeLightsAtNight

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I get so bored with the same scenery, basically my subdivision scenery, that it discourages me to ride. I finally got a bike rack/gear & can now explore places you all have mentioned here!

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I will always cherish my granddaughters first Moonlight Ramble ride with me. She was 7 at the time. Tried to get her to take a nap all day before the ride that starts at midnight but she refused. ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

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

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Claire Sharpe What a sunset!
Susan Cullen Fab views too keep up the good work