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Falling in love with cycling during the winter

I started cycling about 18 months ago as a means of getting to work. At first I was afraid, I was petrified .... but the more I started cycling, the more confidence I grew, the more you start to re... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Completing a wheelie spe-shell 100km ride in a day!

Completing a wheelie spe-shell 100km ride in a day!

Took on a challenge recently to tick off all the Durrell big tortoises around the island in one ride. It was about 105km with around 1100m of climbing. There was 50 of them to mark off - as well ... read more

Topic: Other

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Advice for how to regain confidence

I’m new to riding the past couple of months and in the space of a month I’ve been hit by car twice second time I came off and now I have lost my confidence, does anyone have any advice on how to ge... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Fun, fitness & shopping

Fun, fitness & shopping

Amazing what things you see when cycling solo!!

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Sunny days

Sunny days

Beautiful morning on the bike & look what I came across whilst cycling along the Railway track ❤️

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Fair weather cycling fail.

When I bought my bike in June last year I proudly proclaimed that I was a fair weather cyclist. I have to confess that I’ve really let myself down, I’ve cycled every day since 30th January, and ha... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story One last push

One last push

So almost there guys… hope you have all achieved your goals… but if not don’t be disappointed.. if you have been out in your bike only once this month it’s still an achievement.. My last push cy... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Spin…swim….spin

Spin…swim….spin

Picked a cycle route & off I went… it was going well until I took the wrong turning & then spent half an hour to get my bearings again… quick stop off at Bicycle Workshop as I realised whil... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Sea life

On my cycle yesterday morning down st Catherine's break water I seen a pod of dolphins tried to video but my phone ain't no good at filming wildlife documentaries. Was really nice to see them so cl... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Top Cycling Tip - leg shaving for pros

Top Cycling Tip - leg shaving for pros

Many people mistakenly think that a pro cyclist technique is to shave both legs to increase aerodynamic efficiency and on-bike speed. This is wrong. A true pro only shaves one leg so that when h... read more

Topic: Other

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Overtaking sports cars!

A fun cycle in this morning. Overtook 2 Porches ;)

Topic: My commute by bike

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60 by 60

I do not consider myself to be particularly fit, I have arthritis in one knee and allergic asthma (tough to cycle when the pollen is blowing on my face ) So if you see wobbly cyclist, wheezing a... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story 3 tortoise cycle from St Martins green

3 tortoise cycle from St Martins green

Wanted to share this easy circular route from St Martins Green. We logged 3 tortoises and managed a milkshake. There is a short stretch of main road from Ransoms to Queens Valley but it was qui... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Where am I?

Where am I?

My brother & sister moved to the UK sometime ago so I play this game when I am out on my bike…I take photos of places I pass & then send it to them asking Where am I? It’s so much fun waiti... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Fun & a good deed done !

Fun & a good deed done !

Not only did I have to revert to a manual bike on the 1st day of the challenge but I also sponsored Barney who is a trainer guide dog…. 😍

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Beginning looking for advice

I’m new to electric bikes and I’m just looking for tips to save me from falling off again , what’s the best way to come down a hill 😆 got a little scared when coming down one and braked and the bac... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Wild & Windy

Wild & Windy

Too windy for these old birds to go out on bikes so we compromised & went for a walk instead Does that count!!!!!?

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story From Jersey to cycle around whole Guernsey

From Jersey to cycle around whole Guernsey

I took my electric, cargo bike on ferry to Guernsey. Set myself a challenge I would Cycle around whole Island, and…. I did it! Took me like around 80km in 2 days, but I’m a photographer so I enjoye... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Rain

I cycled to work in the rain today. Something thing I never normally do. It was quite nice actually.

Topic: My commute by bike

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Bike bros

Every morning my work mate and I cross paths along the avenue. We always give each other a cheery "Hello" which I'm sure you'll agree is a lovely way to start your day :)

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Last minute commute to work

Was running super late for work only a 4 mile ride but i had 12 minutes to get to work. Was super close to jumping in my car but decided to ride as fast as i can. Im glad i never got in the car bec... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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The cycle of life

There are many moments in our own 'journey' with cycling. I remember learning to do without stabilisers in our back garden when I was young, riding no hands, doing a paper round, riding to school..... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

Image for story In Madrid, not UK, sorry!

In Madrid, not UK, sorry!

We hired bikes and discovered the lovely Casa de Campo then the very impressive new infrastructure along the Rio Manzanares. And the weather was fantastic too!

Topic: A happy riding memory

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Image for story Love Taupo - I can bike to work

Love Taupo - I can bike to work

I biked to work today, the first time since last years Bike Challenge. To say I am proud of myself is an understatement, plus I encouraged my work colleague "M" to bike to work today too. I must a... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Image for story Bikepacking in Patagonia Chile

Bikepacking in Patagonia Chile

First time bikepacking and it was the Carretera Austral in Patagonia Chile.. wet and steep as. Fuelled by empanadas, I biked 600km through towns sadly impacted by a volcanic eruption, a flash fl... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Moerangi MTB track. A steep but rewarding challenge.

Moerangi MTB track. A steep but rewarding challenge.

I love riding deep into the native forest. I recently rode the Moerangi MTB track in the Whirinaki Forest. We rode from Okahu Road to the summit and back again the same way. No e-bikes to be seen... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Tiny Trailer

Tiny Trailer

Just over 2 years ago I had my first child. My son loves going for a ride on the bike with me. I had been eyeing up one of those bike trailers for some time. We stopped by torpedo7 and they happe... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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280 MPH BIKE RIDER? BELIEVE OR NOT?

MAN CAN RIDE BICYCLES AT 280MPH FACT I DONT KNOW WHY FROM STUART HAMER BMX MAD AT 50.

Topic: Carbon Crushers

Image for story Birthday jaunt at the beach

Birthday jaunt at the beach

Enjoying the bizarrely warm February in Bournemouth, and my Mum finally trying out her new bike!

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Best gift ever

Best gift ever

I always complained that I wasn’t getting any exercise and I said to my husband, I wish I could ride a bike again like when I was a teenager 😂 I actually had not ridden a bike since then. Anyway to... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Our 'Bike Bus'

Our 'Bike Bus'

I've started taking the kids to school by bike this year and love how excited they get! On bike days they are out of the door in record time, eager to get pedalling. We're enjoying it so much, we'v... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

Out and about

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge has got not just me but my husband out and about biking on the weekends. It is amazing how many individuals, couples and families are out enjoying a bit of free air and ... read more

Topic: Other

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Newtown is Awesome

Very rarely do I ride through Newtown to get to Mahi. What a cool experience! So many friendly cyclists, lovely chats while we waited for the green light. I love the Wellington cycling community x

Topic: My commute by bike

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From Small Beginnings ....

I joined the Bike Challenge last year as a new rider and was the only one riding from work. I enjoyed it so much I kept riding and have convinced my work colleagues to join me this year. I have a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Image for story Kotahi Rau Kiromita

Kotahi Rau Kiromita

Kia ora! Kua takoto te mānuka o te Aotearoa Bike Challenge, nō reira i whakatau au ki te eke kotahi rau kiromita i kotahi te rā, e mau ana tōku tīhate "Toitū Te Tiriti", kia kitea ai ia e te mare... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Riding in Snow

Riding in Snow

It was a Sunday the local Cycling UK (CTC) ride day. The weather was cold, but I decided to go to the ride start point. At the start point there were only three riders out of an average of 12-16 ri... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story I'm 50k from home and now I have to get home

I'm 50k from home and now I have to get home

I'm definitely going to get that 100 badge today as I have no other options. Set off just before 7am this morning to try and beat the heat and wind, but it's already 25 degrees. Beautiful day for t... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story An E-bike has enabled me to cycle to work

An E-bike has enabled me to cycle to work

I used to cycle to work in my previous job just before the pandemic but with a change of workplace and a further and longer commute of around 5 miles which would have involved 2 buses and up to an ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Ages

About a month or so ago i suddenly realised how unfit I was due to not doing a lot with the kids and always being out of breath when I did. So I decided to buy a bike and start biking to work. Well... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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New lease of life!!

After 30 odd years of not having owned or even got on a bike... bought my first bike and joined the challenge, it is quite a challenge with all the gears and getting used to what works when LOL. Th... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Bike Breakfast 2024

Bike Breakfast 2024

Spokes will once again be hosting the great Dunedin Bike Breakfast. Now in it’s 10th year, Spokes are happy to welcome all those bike bound travellers to the Dunedin Railway Station on Wednesday ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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