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As a carer, I have been caring full time for two adult sons suffering from depression and anxiety throughout lockdown. I used to work as a cycle instructor! But caring during COVID has affected tha... read more

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As a member of the fundraising team for St. Andrew's, I am always inspired to learn of the amazing challenges people take on to support their local hospice. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we reall... read more

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When the pandemic threatened to cancel the nearly 10-year traditional fundraising ride of the North Central Rail Trail (or the Torrey C. Brown Trail, its official name) to the end of the Heritage R... read more

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In the beginning of lockdowns, back in Spring, when all the vehicles seemed to disappear from our streets, people began to view our public spaces in a different view. Many people dusted off their o... read more

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So, here we are locked down, again.... In our urban environment, there are many busy roads, some do contain traffic shared cycle lanes. However, going for it, we can via these and judicious use o... read more

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As a registered nurse in a hospital, lockdown never really happened to me. I went to work just like always. There was no way for me to really "understand" what it was like for others. I commute to... read more

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I used to cycle a lot, during my industrial training during my degree course I cycle from Porchester to Gosport each day there and back, daily total of 15 miles. I loved riding then then life chang... read more

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Biking has been a means for us to get outside and still be socially distant ..... keep on riding! #mobilityweekfl

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For many years, I have been biking, averaging around 100-120 miles a month. With the arrival of COVID restriction, which limited many of my usual activities, I decided to shift my time toward mo... read more

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I loved commuting by bike 10 miles from Altamonte Springs to Orlando prior to Covid. Covid came and it was hard eliminating this from the routine. It was not good for me to go from the bed stra... read more

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Courtney Reynolds Love this Bruce!

Well since March our world is kind of upside down. My job made an unexpected move - and now since we are all working remote I need a change of scenery to clear my brain. I try to ride min. 4 - 5 ti... read more

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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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I'm a passionate rider and love doing distance charity rides. This year they've all been cancelled or modified in a way that just isn't the same. I really missed it so I decided to do my own vers... read more

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The pandemic has forced us to explore the outdoors more. Florida has so much to offer, and getting around on a bike is the best way to enjoy nature and appreciate Florida’s beauty. When biking, my ... read more

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As many of us have had to retool our lives due to restrictions, concerns, or changes in our employment status or position, there are a high percentage of persons that have been working from home an... read more

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Veel zitten overdag en de behoefte om mijn lijf in de versnelling te zetten. In plaats van een kop koffie op kantoor ben ik op de fiets gesprongen en voor mijn doen intensief gefietst. Dan is de ... read more

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On March 17, CF Fitness in Mount Dora was required to close in response to COVID 19. My husband was a regular and this was upsetting. What would he do for exercise? Something had to be done! A ... read more

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I started at the Kids Hospital Westmead earlier this year. On the first day I enquired about staff parking. My colleague said "You have to wait for someone to die to get a car space". I replied wi... read more

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Vandaag begon mijn thuiswerkdag wel heel goed: tijdens mijn dagelijkse rondje in het duin werd ik begroet door deze mooie viervoeters. Zo is dat thuiswerken zo vervelend nog niet! En ook nog eens g... read more

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Great time of the year here in the sunshine state orlando, Florida. 🌴🌅🐊🦈🐬🐟🐞🐾🚴🚴🚴 Hope all you bikers are staying safe and Healthy! 😉😷🙏

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I've not been biking so much in recent years. But it is a useful tool in the arsenal now, in keep some social distance. Rather than weaving around on foot, you can quite easily keep plenty of dista... read more

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Having had numerous holidays cancelled, social distancing heightened we began to consider our options. Stay safe and keep fit. When sister and husband offered to drive our camper van for an adventu... read more

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3 years ago I was a 275 pound man at a dwindling 5’8 stature. I was unmotivated and unhealthy. Which was not ideal for a firefighter. I didn’t exercise and I was exhausted all the time. But then... read more

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Kenneth Macomber Heal up fast! And Keep looking up! Ken. Pedal, pedal, pedal. Giddy up go!
Courtney Reynolds Thank you for sharing this story. "Just keep pedaling" is great advice for all of us.

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

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I work in a local school and have spent lockdown teaching down the camera online. We started back for a new academic year with the children back in school, vowing to keep the school open as much as... read more

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Shirley Foster how lovely to be able to see the sea on your ride

I started the Swap-Stop-Go challenge on the 1st of August and over the next 56 days I completed 86 rides and cycled a total of 1001.7 miles. Being in the office still, I cycled to work every we... read more

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It’s been rare to cycle after dark recently, especially under lockdown. When things were open I was able to swim each evening; a perfect way to complement my cycling exercise. That’s not possible j... read more

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I’m a disabled cyclist and have to ride a recumbent hand cycle, knowing the winter months were upon us and dark mornings were also approaching fast, I needed to think fast to be bright and to be se... read more

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Clive Sheldon I follow you on Strava, you get some great rides in on that machine of yours'-well done!

I have been struggling to complete a virtual triathlon due to various issues. My friend persuaded me to finish it on Sunday and I rode out with her on her 30 year old Raleigh bike! We had a lot o... read more

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In my younger years I was always a keen cyclist, used to ride both mountain bike and BMX, as I grew older I graduated to road bikes and started cycling to work daily, over a period of about 10 year... read more

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Lucy Giuliano Thank you for sharing David and glad to hear you've got back into cycling :)
Ivan Lafayette Loved your story, it is indeed nice to be back on a bike after a long while!

I love to ride at night with my daughter! It gets us out of the house for some exercise, after a long day of digital school, and gives us a chance to talk. We also have fun brightening up the neigh... read more

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Working for home has meant the only time of the day I normally leave my house is during a recreational bike ride. I've always been motivated to ride from A to B (to work, to the grocery store), ho... read more

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I've ridden with several Central Florida bike groups as a way of staying active during the pandemic. It's a great way to keep a prudent distance from others and be outside and still be able to soci... read more

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I quit smoking about four and a half months ago because I was afraid I would die if I caught COVID. When I first quit, I started walking around my neighborhood when I wanted a cigarette (I walked a... read more

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My department was furloughing the majority of my team mates so I decided to take in earlier than expected retirement. This left me with a lot of time on my hands. I sold my treasured road bike afte... read more

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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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A positive 2020 memory of riding together to vote with my husband on a beautiful Orlando evening!

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#MobilityWeekFL. Several months ago, I bought a recumbent trike and I'm pleased to say its the greatest for someone with a bad back. After about 10 minutes on the trike, I feel no back pain and i... read more

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At the beginning of the pandemic, it was really hard for us to be cooped up in the house all day, with all the snacks. I knew I needed to encourage my daughter to stay active, but she was seven an... read more

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Bike rider has interesting experience combining hobby of exploring trails with genealogy research. Rides local trails and discovers a little family history. Set the date: July 29, 1920 - my gre... read more

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During the quietness of this Coronavirus time, it has been great being able to have the time to use my bicycle more and enjoying the rarity of having my spouse cycling with me. It is a great de-str... read more

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Lockdown has been a strange time for all of us, some have really suffered with the restrictions however i cannot say i am one of those people, thanks to the amazing invention that is.. a bicycle! B... read more

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READY STEADY GO When March Lockdown came, it seemed to me A target should be set for all to see How about 2020 miles for 2020 Not enough? Oh yes indeed plenty! Instead of 100 miles per mo... read more

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Christian Lampe Love your Poem. Well done for achieving your goal :) I also have a goal to ride 2020 miles this year but still need to get ... read more
Chelsea Alventosa This is excellent, thanks for sharing Lindsay!!

I used to ride daily to the office and back. A journey of about 8 miles. Not a lot, but enough to keep me fit and the pounds off my waistline. Then Lockdown happened and the need to cycle was g... read more

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Getting valuable exercise and mind clearing after busy days at work. Meeting like minded individuals out on the road with a wave, who were also enjoying all the benefits of cycling. We all need ... read more

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It's rather funny really, during the last few months, which have been so strange, my physical fitness has improved greatly. I seem to find more time to run, and was inspired over the summer to dust... read more

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I started cycling between my home in Morecambe and Lancaster train station when Northern trains were on strike. I enjoyed it so much I thought I would carry on for the summer. Two years later after... read more

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Having not seen my daughter since lockdown started I thought I would enjoy the relaxation of the rules, or what sense I could make out them, and cycle to see her. She lives in Liverpool, I live in ... read more

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Shirley Foster oh dear, that did make me laugh

I’m a disabled 61 year old man, I’ve always enjoyed cycling, I purchased a semi recumbent hand trike so that I could get out of my wheel chair and go cycling, I found it quite difficult at first an... read more

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Hersha Mistry Inspirational!

Sorry not talking about the beer in bottles! Normally a cycle commuter (11 mile round trip) along Canal Tow paths and river trails with a small skirmish with busy roads. I am fortunate that I love... read more

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