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Image for story My 'Quaran-triathlon'

My "Quaran-triathlon"

I was struggling with finding motivation to train during the 1st lockdown. So I decided to do something that could take the focus away from myself and I signed up for a virtual triathlon – called T... read more

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Image for story Miles=Smiles on my Peloton

Miles=Smiles on my Peloton

I've ridden >350 (virtual!) miles on my Peloton bike in June; pretty pleased with that!

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Building energy for biking

I would love to say before I contracted Covid I was an avid cyclist. But, I don't lie and neither would my bike if you saw it. Cycling to work a few times a week, weather permitting of course(any ... read more

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The Outlaw

Most of 1st lockdown I must of cycled and average of 5 hours a day for fun and exercise. The fun was being out the house, the Mother-in -law was isolating with us for 12 whole long weeks, the exerc... read more

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Up Holme Moss & over the tops back to Glossop

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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Starting a Trend

Ive been cycling for a while. When my boyfriends' housmate was furloughed, his housemate brought a bike, and started cycling around Manchester. This was great news, and after borrowing the bike a ... read more

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Image for story Physical and Mental Health

Physical and Mental Health

As a Registered Nurse and mother of extremely vulnerable daughter. Cycling has kept us fit and healthy during the Coronavirus Era. Cycling on the beautiful country side of Carrington Moss.

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Image for story From Stockport to Scotland

From Stockport to Scotland

I thought it would be a great idea to cycle from Stockport to Scotland in order to wildcamp with some mates and avoid taking a 6 hour car journey over the border, so I did! Day 1 consisted of 30... read more

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Goals in a covid world

Since the start of the initial lockdown in the U.K. i have been riding more than at anytime in my life. I set my goals (distance) wise based on missions on another app and so far have ridden virtu... read more

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Image for story Mental Health and cycling

Mental Health and cycling

Covid-19 lockdown affected me in a way that I never thought it would. It brought back memories of being in isolation and made my depression and anxiety much worse. I started cycling to help clear m... read more

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Image for story Cycling for transport, exercise and fun!

Cycling for transport, exercise and fun!

I started cycling during lockdown and now ride most days to work, the shops or to see friends! I'm loving it and have started riding in the evenings to enjoy the sunset.

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Working at hospital

I am very happy to use my bicycle to get to Stepping Hill Hospital from Sale. Using my bicycle takes my to my workplace and keeps me fit. Stretching my legs after the shift standing up! Great for m... read more

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My favourite way to move

Before lockdown and Cycle September I did most of my travelling around the city by bus or Uber. Now I cycle everywhere! I really enjoy it, it minimises unnecessary contact on public transport and ... read more

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Image for story Carrington Moss

Carrington Moss

Being a Nurse needed to spend this Era looking after my physical and mental health. Have lived in the area for many years and never have taken the time out to cycle this beautiful green space. It... read more

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Stories from around the world

Te Wharekura O Rakaumangamanga - Roopu Paihikara

Wednesday 16 March 2022 - Te Raa Kaiako-Loaded up our bikes on the trailer and off to Ngaruawahia Squash Club Hired 20 Ebikes from River Riders(Electrify Hamilton) - TAANE up first Ride Ngaruawah... read more

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Cycle 2 Work Scheme

During the Corona Virus era , my workplace helped me to participate in the cycle to work scheme. This enabled me to buy a bike to be able to ride to work. Ever since I have not looked back and have... read more

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Image for story recovered from Covid, first ride after!

recovered from Covid, first ride after!

I had a week off during bike month, I tested positive for Covid and self quarantined for 6 days until I tested negative. Yesterday was my first ride since testing negative and man it felt good to b... read more

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Crushed

I'm probably going to have to drop out. I'm recovering from COVID (pretty sure it was omicron) and I just read over the recommendation for returning to cycling. The consensus seems to be two weeks.... read more

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Biking again

After not biking for years I got a work email in2019 about the bike challenge. So I participated. Been on the bike ever since. When Covid hit, Riding became my way of relieving stress, getting exer... read more

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5000km

for years I was attempting to get 3000 miles in one year, never got it. then come 2020 and not allowed to go to work. put in lots of rides and when Dec hit I will close to 3000, I hit 3000 miles an... read more

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Image for story Exploring New places

Exploring New places

Its amazing the places you can find explore and just sit and enjoy a short break while your having a leisurely ride out during lockdown....id neer have found this place by car

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Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story COVID Made me start a YouTube Channel

COVID Made me start a YouTube Channel

I've always been a keen cyclist and like to get out and about, joined a few cycling challenges here and there and all is good. COVID-19 came around and locked down any group rides in the beginning ... read more

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Image for story CANCELLED - New goal acquired - new soul food

CANCELLED - New goal acquired - new soul food

With my glass back pummelled back into shape and my snapped saddle replaced (winter weight gain?) the training could start in earnest again. December saw the km's getting racked up, lots of flattie... read more

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Waiting, waiting, waiting

Hopefully, my bike will arrive on Friday! Still have not heard anything, though.

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Itching to ride

But my bike delivery has been delayed! I will be a slow start, still recovering from surgery.

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La bici libertà allo stato puro

La bici per me sono sempre andato in giro mai fermato un attimo e il mio mezzo di trasporto primario tommymagri lainatebike365gradi

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Image for story Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Before Covid I got used to breaking my shopping up to 2 to 4 trips during the week often on my way home from other things and only buying what fitted in my backpack. During Covid I changed my shopp... read more

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The sweet silence

Ahhh, casting my mind back to March 2020, I remember it was heaven for bikes. No wait at the lights, serenity on the streets, just me and nature. Kids also using the streets for biking and skateboa... read more

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Back in the saddle

I tested positive for Covid back in November so was out of action for 11 days. I suffered mentally, not even having the option to go out was hard for me. I'd cycled 736 days without missing a beat ... read more

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Image for story Post-lockdown ride

Post-lockdown ride

Out for my first ride with friends after the lifting of the 5km radius restriction, went big and did 100km and loved chatting with loads of other cyclists at this beautiful spot in Kurnell, looking... read more

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No Traffic

When Atlanta went into lockdown March 23, 2020 traffic disappeared from city streets instantly. People went outside and walked around their neighborhoods w/o fear of speeding vehicles. It was great... read more

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Biking for Sanity

Biking and hiking saved me during the pandemic. I met up with old friends and met new people while mountain and road biking. There's nothing better than being outdoors with your buddies, enjoying... read more

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Image for story It may slow me down, but it can’t stop me

It may slow me down, but it can’t stop me

I worked in a hospital through the bulk of the pandemic (which is not over, by the way). I did multiple tours of duty in the COVID units. I received 4 doses of the vaccine (being old and a health c... read more

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Biking

I rode my bike to school to pick up a chrome book

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Image for story Getting out and riding a bike 🚴

Getting out and riding a bike 🚴

My brother has cerebral palsy and was told he could never ride a bike, I got him an adult tricycle. We have been riding a few times a week in the warm months. He loves it!

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Starting a New Chapter

It started with an old red Peugeot that my uncle brought brand new while attending college in the 70s. I got on it and just headed out in different directions. It quickly had a rough go and I got a... read more

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Image for story Ik en mijn fiets

Ik en mijn fiets

check....

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Image for story Lake Dunstan Trail

Lake Dunstan Trail

Last weekend we hit the Lake Dunstan Trail... was pleasantly surprised by how many people were out and about. The cider at the Carrick Winery is amazing :)

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Finally

Yeah, I have my bike! I have only done 500m, but that is better than 0.

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Image for story Parental exercise when WFH

Parental exercise when WFH

This year my 5yos have started at a school that's 4.5km from home - worth the journey, because it's a reorua class, but too far even for Mr Confident to cycle without afternoon meltdowns. So we inv... read more

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Delayed

I just got an update on my bike. It is on a ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Well, may not be riding in this challenge.

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Getting Boostered!

Was planning to drive 3km up the road to get my booster shot but - it is Aotearoa Bike Challenge month so - why not cycle, I thought! Went swimmingly. In fact it was really nice to cycle home a... read more

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Image for story Back on the road !!!

Back on the road !!!

Hi, everyone. Its been 4 months without cycling, today felt great going for a short ride and trying to get to the normal routine. For some reason it's not very cold as I would have expected, was... read more

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Image for story Picnic lunch with my bike

Picnic lunch with my bike

After all this time, I am still working from home. Usually I go out on my bike or for a walk every day around lunch time to make sure I see some daylight and to get my exercise. To mix it up a bit,... read more

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Image for story Supply Chain Finally Got Here...

Supply Chain Finally Got Here...

Setting my ridiculous goal of 1000 miles by the end of March is what got me out for a little extra today. Hey, I need to average 11.6 miles/day -- SHHH! DOn't think about snowstorms or ice!! Tod... read more

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Went for a ride today

I stopped regularly riding distances on roads in 2018. Since then, I've been out by myself on a few rides of 20 or so miles but the main use for my road bike has been my commute. I love cycling ... read more

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Image for story I learnt to ride for my 52nd birthday

I learnt to ride for my 52nd birthday

My daughter lent my a bike and challenged me to learn to ride for my 52nd birthday in June 2020. It took me about month before I could get the hang of pedalling and staying upright. Then there was ... read more

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Pandemic Porch Parties

Good things grow from bad things. Take the virus for example. One of the downsides is it closed public restrooms, which cyclists know are a source of relief on long, and sometimes short rides. The ... read more

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Image for story Riding in summer

Riding in summer

I started riding in summer as an activity to spend time with my 14 year old son everyday through his summer vacation.

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