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Image for story Why I cycle

Why I cycle

Mainly I commute to work daily. I have been known to cycle a few miles to go for a swim and back again. Or to visit family up in the forest. So I would say I’m an experienced rider, but every ride ... read more

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Image for story Reason to be cheerful 1, 2, 30

Reason to be cheerful 1, 2, 30

Today I counted thirty reasons why I was right to sell the car and get a bicycle. Four o’clock. Nearly rush hour, and the roads are starting to get busy. Those who can get away before five do so... read more

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Bike to school week

The weather has been, sunny, torrential rain and windy this week but my daughter, son and I have all managed to rise to the challenge of riding and enjoyed it 😃💖 Today was our greatest achievement ... read more

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Get out there and ride!

#WomenWhoRide As a 50 something woman, who has a failing transplant and isn't in the best of shape, riding bikes gives me the headspace to deal with my daily stresses. While out on the bike I am e... read more

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69 nearly 70

Hi So here is my story. I have riden a bike before as a 14 year old I used to ride the 3 miles across Cheltenham to school at least twice a day. But then as a teen riding a bike wasn't cool.. Fas... read more

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Cycling anyway

I was a bit nervous when I signed up to a local Ladies only cycle - a 10 mile route round Cheltenham but I was determined to give it a go. When I turned up, there was another lady there so we got c... read more

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Image for story My daughters' love for their bikes

My daughters' love for their bikes

The start of university meant a bike in tow for all three daughters, one of whom is now fully grown up and cycling through London to work. I love this picture captured on a leisurely cycle ride by ... read more

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Stories from around the world

Image for story The team at Great South are clocking up the KMs 🚲

The team at Great South are clocking up the KMs 🚲

“For me riding a bicycle helps me to become aware of the elements and landscapes around me. It’s a form of mobile meditation and a test of endurance when it its rainy and windy”. - Paula López

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CONNECTION and INSPIRATION

Planning on visiting my grandchildren on the weekend, I was looking forward to catching up with them. Having a lunch time meet up was a good idea, as it gave the modern generation time to get o... read more

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Image for story Coincidence or not

Coincidence or not

I had never ridden a pedal bike before, my hubby buys me one for my 52nd birthday. It is an e-mountain bike, I thought I would never love it as much as my motorbike and it would sit in garage like ... read more

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Image for story The Great Divide off road trail

The Great Divide off road trail

I have cycled for years but only bikepacked serious the last three years. The routes l do are all in the UK and are usually around 200-400 miles long. Its something I love to do and wanted to take ... read more

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Image for story Coffee and Kai on Wednesdays - does a little rain matter?

Coffee and Kai on Wednesdays - does a little rain matter?

More than 50 cyclists gathered in Queenstown and Wanaka for barista coffees and pain au chocolate, croissants and muffins to fuel their ride to work. Braving the light drizzle, but celebrating the ... read more

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Must try... come challenge yourselves!

I finally had the guts to start my biking challenge yesterday with my hubby and son. So fun.. today I rode to work. Small accomplishments, makes me happy 😊. See you around bikers!

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Image for story Free ride on Sat 9/12/2023 Wanstead Park - Walthamstow Wetlands

Free ride on Sat 9/12/2023 Wanstead Park - Walthamstow Wetlands

Redbridge Cycling Campaign are leading a winter ride on Saturday 9th December, 10.30 from Wanstead Tea Hut to the Walthamstow Wetlands. It will be an easy ride, on quiet streets and off-road paths,... read more

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Coldest day

A bit chilly this morning, hard frost on everything. Even though my face was crying with the cold, the rest of me was toasty. I have a waterproof helmet cover and that really keeps my head warm,... read more

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Went to the gym with my h0e

Me and Ashley biked at the gym 👍🏻

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Image for story Interview met winnaar Henri!

Interview met winnaar Henri!

1. Wat is jouw beste tip voor mensen om vaker naar het werk te fietsen? Maak je fietsspullen (en evt een extra setje kleding) vast de avond van tevoren klaar. Je kunt dan 's ochtends lekker vroe... read more

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Image for story Banyule Community Health - Ride to Work Day Breakfast

Banyule Community Health - Ride to Work Day Breakfast

Calling all staff members of Banyule Community Health! Join the ride from Darebin Parklands on Thurs 19 October and have a free breakfast at Cafe Alamein. Log your rides to support BCH on t... read more

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Image for story Park the Car and ride!

Park the Car and ride!

Pinedo-Cullera-Pinedo sprint

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Image for story JobRad

JobRad

It's such a great feeling when your new bike is finally delivered, you have it minted and you can enjoy your first ride. The process from ordering to delivery as JobRad via Ford worked great

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Image for story Bamburgh 100 sportive

Bamburgh 100 sportive

My first big ride, new to road cycling. Well I could have done another 100k, hence why I am doing the 100miler next april 2024. I ride with Team Manvers we worked together as a team in the be... read more

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Image for story LEJOG

LEJOG

I’m taking in Lands End to John O’Groats in August. Been on the bucket list for years so instead of talking about it after a few pints, I’ve knocked the talk on the head (but not the beers entirely... read more

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Image for story Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Slim, duurzaam en gezond werken en reizen. Zo maken we Regio Foodvalley voor iedereen bereikbaar. Regio Foodvalley ziet daarom graag zoveel mogelijk medewerkers op de fiets! Wil je meer inform... read more

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Not had a bike in years

After my dad passed away in 2007 I was very unfit. I was recommended to get a bike by a friend to help get fitter in 2008, i hadn't had a bike in over 25 years.... . I struggled to do 2-3 miles, t... read more

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Freedom

Everyday after work I look forward to an eleven mile ride. It calms me down after a day of work and a traffic filled commute. Give it a try, ride half way take a break then ride the second half. Af... read more

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It's Easier Than Parenting!

Come on everyone! Get out of the car and ride the bike. Aside from all the obvious reasons that riding a bike is better than driving a car, have you ever thought...Wow, this is easier than paren... read more

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MY BIG CHALLENGE

On 5th Aug 2023, I’ll be riding 1000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats. I’ve been talking about it for years so I finally took the plunge, booked it and decided to try and raise some cash for L... read more

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Image for story 'Countryside Beauty' by Tender Leaf

"Countryside Beauty" by Tender Leaf

So we (the Sacramento TMA) worked with the Department of Water Resources (one of our members) to throw a bike repair event for employees in the Natural Resources Building today. During the 3 hour ... read more

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Image for story Quand le vélo t'éloigne du toubib!

Quand le vélo t'éloigne du toubib!

En 2017 débutait une aventure formidable!!! Durant ces 6 années, c'est plus de 27 000km parcourus (intérieur & extérieur combinés) et près de 1000 heures passées sur un vélo (merci Strava!), de... read more

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Image for story The team at Awarua Whanau Services are crushing it!

The team at Awarua Whanau Services are crushing it!

“Benefits of riding on the trails for me the adrenaline and not being stuck on a couch or in a bar, it’s great for your mental health too“ - Te Mauri Tini

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Image for story 💖 Riding’s better done together 💖

💖 Riding’s better done together 💖

My boss Wendy and I took the Active Southland E-Bikes for a spin on Valentine’s Day! Our first 1:1 catch up on wheels.

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Image for story Teacher Cycling Community Ambassador 2024

Teacher Cycling Community Ambassador 2024

I am thrilled to have had my application to become a Teacher Cycling Community Ambassador approved! Dan Grindrod has worked incredibly hard to build this grass-roots post-Covid cycling community fo... read more

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Man who's never owned a car has cycled everywhere for 50 years

I am a freelance photographer in Hamilton and have never owned a car and for the last 50 years have been cycling everywhere. I have never had an interest in getting a licence. “Everything I needed ... read more

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Enjoyed a bike ride either family

Over the weekend, hubby and I met in with his brother in Hamilton. We all have e-bikes, although he has not ridden far from home (he is worried his battery won't last long enough for a lengthy ride... read more

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Cycling the world over

I cycle for everything and in 2021 I discovered a virtual cycling app which I began with riding along the Berlin Wall. I was given information, history and updates along the journey and photos of t... read more

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Ride your bike while your car gets serviced!

I live in sacramento. We like the Davis dealer where we bought our car, so we take it there for servicing. When I take the car in, I always bring my bike. I drop the car off mid- to late morning, ... read more

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My story that might inspire bicycle enthusiasts:

In the small town of Pedalville, I lived as young boy. I was not like the other kids. I had a deep passion for bicycles. I loved everything about them - the way they moved, the freedom they offered... read more

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Image for story E-biking is not cheating!

E-biking is not cheating!

I recently went car free, which I've written about elsewhere on here. However, I've recently done some analysis of my ride data that showed up some interesting information. Firstly, a few facts: ... read more

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Image for story Coming up:  Group Outdoor Ride, Plenty River Trail

Coming up: Group Outdoor Ride, Plenty River Trail

Supercharge your Saturday and join the team from Watermarc Greensborough for a free Group Outdoor Ride. Kicking off at 9am and travelling along the picturesque Plenty River Trail. All riders wel... read more

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Image for story Riding a bike is an interruption

Riding a bike is an interruption

Start slow - every mile you ride, you are interrupting: - childhood asthma - global warming - your future medical costs - traffic - wealth of gas company CEOs Keep on keeping on. See ... read more

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Image for story ELC Bike User Group led ride number 1 - World Car Free Day

ELC Bike User Group led ride number 1 - World Car Free Day

As part of Cycle September, on World Car Free Day the newly formed ELC Bike Users Group logged its first group ride. Riders took the chance to use one of our county's best cycle routes - the Haddin... read more

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Image for story Fietsvragen aan Arjen Droog, CEO Regio Foodvalley

Fietsvragen aan Arjen Droog, CEO Regio Foodvalley

Tijdens de Fiets naar je werk week stond ons promo team in Ede, samen met mobiele fietsenmaker Marco. Arjen Droog kwam langs en we mochten hem een paar vragen stellen! Lees je mee? - Hoe vaak fi... read more

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Image for story Cycling in Shetland

Cycling in Shetland

I have cycled all my life and cycling in winter with the wind can be challenging here in Shetland and that's why I have an ebike. I retired nine years ago and now have time to go out for trips. I d... read more

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Image for story Exploring Cornwall

Exploring Cornwall

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon in Cornwall than hopping onto the bike and getting out to the coast? Love this County almost as much as my bikes!!

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Image for story Great to be back helping others enjoy riding their bikes

Great to be back helping others enjoy riding their bikes

Changing jobs lead to not being able to lead rides anymore, but I'm trying to make time and still want to help others get out and cycle. Happy miles all round .

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Image for story Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Just over 31 miles today & I even got my partner in crime to join me… When the sun is shining it would be rude not to.. Cheers 🥂

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Because the Umpire Rides to the Game...

Our family are avid cyclists. My wife and I honeymooned by bicycle. We take family cycle-trips. We are also fans - and players - of Baseball. We regularly Cycle for three baseball reasons. ... read more

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Image for story eurovelo 1 here i come

eurovelo 1 here i come

Well where to begin, border book store and i spy a touring book, eurovelo 1 it looks great, so dust of my touring bike (steel frame) some new tyres and splash of oil on the chain and let the adven... read more

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Give It A Go!

I have always found being able to bicycle places a huge relief when transportation issues become present, and Sacramento is a decent region to bike in. I've always loved just riding!!! When I can g... read more

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Image for story Wine County Ride May 6

Wine County Ride May 6

It was a dreadful morning, but 2,000 riders showed up for the Wine Country ride, leaving from Santa Rosa. I purchased a space from a rider who could no longer participate. It was in the 40's th... read more

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