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Doing my favourite cycle in my lunch break ☀️

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Cycling has helped change my life. From overweight coach potato to lean mean cycling machine. 25 St 54w type 2 dietbeties to 12 St 32 w fit healthy and happy

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Lee General your looking good mate keep it up

Hi all, This is a post that I published on an online cycling group that I'm a member of. It talks about how being fatigued and having to stop whilst tackling a particularly tough ascent during a... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I am a Bikeability Instructor inYork and I commute from my home 20 miles away by bike to deliver the training sessions to the pupils of York. My commute takes in back lanes and main roads as one o... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Lee General I have been riding 60 years and nature never gets boring

After breaking both ankles just prior to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic I have never been so grateful to be able to hop on my bike as part of my rehabilitation and return to fitness at a time ... read more

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I completed my first ever sportive yesterday. 65 miles, with an average speed of 12.5 mph. Three years ago, I thought 10-15 miles was a good ride. My next challenge is to become as confident on a r... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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There is a trail in the Black Hills called the Mickleson Trail. It winds through densely wooded forests, through tunnels, and over numerous bridges. It challenges one to go beyond the everyday ri... read more

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I suggested that we should get out riding again after years off our regular riding antics. So myself, my fiancee and my brother ( oh and dog but you can't see him in the pic🐕) travelled along the n... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

My son, Luke has got right into cycling following back surgery and loves it, I ventured out with him yesterday for 8 miles which was a hard slog for me as it's been nearly 12 months since I was las... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

For the UK bank holiday weekend we cycled to the Peak District via the cloud trail and on cycle paths along the Derby canal and River Derwent and the over the big hill to Wirksworth and down the st... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

I’m starting a course tomorrow. I thought I’d take my bicycle there. My usual commute is under four miles but this is between eight and ten depending on the route. I thought I’d try a road route th... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Back on the bike after coming off and fracturing my thumb, riding to work. Not that this would put me off from getting back on the iron horse. Love the ride to work, especially in the nice weathe... read more

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There’s’ nothing like the freedom of being on two wheels and enjoying the outdoors with others

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On World Bicycle Day, we cycled along the glorious Exe Estuary Cycle Path to Lympstone. With our son in the trailer (alongside his bucket and spade) - we ditched the busy Exeter roads and opted for... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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So having mainly used a road bike for commuting and leisure for the last 10 years, I have had to switch to my trusty 28 year old mountain bike this week. My road bike needs essential maintenance, t... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Hi there good morning, My name is Simon Millard and I'm fairly new to cycling. Started slowly and bulit it up I'm lucky enough to live in Salisbury so lots of nice routes to get to work each day... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

I get up and think,”Do I ride to work or not”. Well a few thinks come into my mind. First is it going to rain, second, where do I have to be today and those are just a few things that race through ... read more

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On the weekend of 19th & 20th June Ilkeston Cycling club are holding an event Midsummer’s Evie, which is for Evie Hartley, a 13 year old who is currently battling a cancerous brain tumour whic... read more

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We love riding our bicycles and about 5 years ago my husband found out he had melanoma on the back of his neck. We decided that a sun shade to cover our heads and neck while riding our bicycle wou... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

I ventured into cycling and kept on changing bikes - starting out carefully with a foldable bike tucked up in the corner of the office hoping that I would be allowed to visit clients soon. I swappe... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

I think I did to much the 106 miles was hard but I want to prove I still can at 67 took me all day started at 6am stopped every two hours until 3:40pm. I will not be doing it again

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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John Newell i bet you will..... well done!
Fred Buttrick Now a 50 miler will be easy!!

So, I hear of all those people who have taken up riding a bike since C19 swept in.... That is great! More people cycling is a good thing. Here's the thing though.... how many have actually cycle... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Luke Ingerson As my main cycling activity was my daily commute and since March 2021 I've worked from home I've definitely cycled less sin... read more

As the weather warms we venture further across the wide open spaces of Central Illinois. Hidden treasures await those who search, such as Allerton Park & Retreat Center outside of Monticello, I... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I had an old road bike that I hadn't used in years and one day I decided to take it out for a spin. I got to the top of a big steep downhill and dropped down at a pretty good speed. I grabbed the r... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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The highlight of Shasta Bike Month for me has been riding my bike in the late evenings around our neighborhood. Sometimes I ride alone, other times my husband or girls join me. Or our fun neighbor,... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I am going to be moving out on my own soon so I've been stepping up my bike game to try and get by without needing a car. There are plenty of cycle routes around my new place and I will be able to... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

Having been building up her cycling abilities over lockdown Judy my sister-in-law has come on in leaps and bounds since this time last year. Even took on her first sportive in September, which took... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

In September I'll be particupating in a 500km cycle ride from London to Paris in support of Cure Leukaemia. The money that I raise will go towards funding specialist nurses at 12 blood cancer centr... read more

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I find I can get to work and back home for lunch and end of day in the same time as a car! With the increase of traffic and road maintenance a bike can slip through it all. Choosing the country t... read more

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Lee General i can go to supper market and back 5 minute quicker with bike and trailer. without trying

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Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Having bought a cargo bike, it's enabled my commute via nursery to be a quicker and easier journey. I love the fact we can also do a food shop on the way home or pop to the park with bits ready for... read more

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Ian Ball Cargo bikes are cool

Envy, always an issue for me, when I see people with typical work days and a set work place. Why? The ability to bike to work. Having worked hotel shifts of random hours and having to drop off and ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

I am so happy to have participated in this challenge even if it was just for one day. Ever since I moved to Makakilo, it's been so hard to bike. There are no bike lanes and very narrow sidewalks. I... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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I bought a bike for transportation only because my daughter got her driver's license & needed my car. This began my passion for biking. Now I ride on bike paths, I learned the road ways & e... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I have used the cycle to work scheme a few years ago and still own my original bruised and battered bike. However I thought it was time to upgrade so with certificate and interweb I was away. N... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

Come visit for lunch. The folks invited. So with decent weather and coincidentally #Worldbicycleday off I set. 166km round trip and a lovely lunch with the parents. I will take a rain check for a ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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After not riding since December 17 2020 I was anxious to get back on my schedule (4-6 days per week). I had an incidence of basal cell carcinoma on my forehead in February and couldn't ride till it... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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.

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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First ride out probably since before the pandemic last weekend and it was lush! I got out of the habit of cycling to work a while back and forgot how glorious it can be getting out in the countrysi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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This might be an unpopular opinion, but for me, lockdown had its beauty. Especially when it comes to cycling. Usually when out on the street, I have to face the anger of "car-people" that cut you o... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I like cycling but wanted to be more confident on roads and able to do repairs. So I joined a couple of events and have been learning to repair donated bikes for charity which are given to people t... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Been commuting by motorbike for a good 7 years. It was the easiest way to get to work and park for free. I started watching mountain bike videos on youtube, just because it looked fun. I didn't kno... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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my first bike1959 had three wheels one gear and a bread bin on the back at 5 years old I love it I rode to school on the path its was old but it was mine , my second bike was built by me at 7 years... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

(Not usually one to steal the limelight but) happy to be quoted to help encourage people to ride (or walk) to for short journeys. [address removed]

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

It took me a while to start cycling to work but once I did I gained confidence in cycling and love cycling home when the sun is shining! (Not so much fun in the rain!)

Topic: My commute by bike

Over the last 9 months I've been training for the Three Peaks Challenge. I have fibromyalgia which it has caused me great pain for much of my life, but I made a decision a few years ago that I wo... read more

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Biking can be a surprisingly good date idea. During Detroit bike month I've gone on several bike-involved dates--to the river, John K King, and up through Palmer Park and the avenue of fashion. Bik... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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I first helped my office (Henderson Engineers- Bentonville, AR) with last years September bike challenge. I did not own a bike at the time and had to borrow a coworkers bike in order to get some mi... read more

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JD Elder Great story Mike. Glad to hear that A1C is going down too!
Samuel Lopez This is fantastic!

Cafe88 on Abbey Street in Accrington are cyclist friendly and have great offers for cyclists plus some freebies too (limited amount) such as puncture repair kits, lights etc... There's also free b... read more

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I moved to Imperial Beach from the Imperial Valley in 1993. (From the desert to the beach). One of the first things I did when I arrived here is I bought a beach cruiser and I rode all around San D... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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