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Stopped at Black Saddle Bike shop on my ride home from work and dropped off some donations for the #bikefooddrive. Grabbed a new tire while I was there, great shop and people! #pedalforgood

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Zia Brucaya Thanks for donating, Luke!

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I work in Falmouth not far from the media centre at the National Maritime Museum. It is very busy with the holiday makers, the police and all the transportation that goes with it. I find it easier ... read more

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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Took the long way to work to avoid all the hills and get this view as a reward!

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Fed up of my 55 mile commute from Shropshire to Birmingham Business Park, I looked in to getting an e-bike on the cycle to work scheme. It took a while to choose and I eventually found the biggest... read more

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Yesterday was the 2nd anniversary of a commute home that put me in hospital for 3 days with broken ribs collar bone and a broken shoulder socket. A white van driver turned across my path as I rod... read more

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Adrian Lewis Great perseverance! Nice one.

It's still a little chilly in Iowa. And spring is always windy. But a hot pink down jacket, hi-vis lobster gloves, wool socks and a neck gaiter, and a fleece hat later, I got to see corn juuuuuus... read more

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Now that I'm working from home, I can ride my kids to school on a more regular basis as logistically it is easier riding home than to work after dropping them off. It's a great opportunity for me t... read more

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Zeke Lewandowski The title is a little bit misleading. It sort of sounds like you rode on top of your children to get to your school.
Sara Sundquist How about Biking to School with my Kids...can't figure out how to edit stories!

I had an urgent package that needed to be in Liverpool that day. I contemplated a courier service and then my inherent reluctance to spend money kicked in. I am a Black Country Mon and we don't par... read more

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Rosemary Lehan Good work! It is these mad ideas that make life interesting!
David Jones I can vouch for the rock slides near Market Drayton. Some lovely stretches of countryside here.

I have been working for Royal Mail during the pandemic. I cycle at work each day, saving money, reducing congestion and keeping healthy. #RideFree

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Loving commuting from Gateshead to Blyth where I work, saving approximately £40 a week in fuel and loosing weight, win win. Time wise not a great deal of difference average about 50 min in the car ... read more

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Claire Sharpe What a sunset!
Susan Cullen Fab views too keep up the good work

My Commute to work takes me along the new bike lane from Uphill and along the prom. With the weather so nice this week, the air has been fresh, the tide in (well, visable) and there have been p... read more

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Before the cycle boost scheme loaned me a bike, I would jog to work, occasionally cycle or drive. However, several accidents on busy roads did not endear me to cycling. The e-bike broadened my opt... read more

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I cycle to work and it is a real joy in the morning to feel the fresh air, especially as it is all downhill on the way to work - I can coast into work in about 5 minutes time. When I arrive there a... read more

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I decided to treat myself to an ebike 2 years ago. My thinking was if I commuted one day a week to work it would take one car off the road. I have been commuting to work at least 4 days a week this... read more

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I have not done much cycling over the last two years as my road bike is broken. I made up my mind to try doing my 7.2 miles commute on my mountain bike. I was feeling the difference not cycling was... read more

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Commuting to work on the 1st February like I have done many times a van pulled right out on me , hit me full on !!! . It could of been a lot worse if I wasn’t wearing a helmet !!!!’

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I love to ride my cycle. I have rode cycles for so many years. But since moving north. I started cycling to work everyday. I have been doing the same route now for nearly 17 years. In all the weat... read more

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I bought my first brompton over 2 years ago when my car broke down and before I bought my next car. I was commuting to work on bike. I rode bike to one place of work and rode the bike to take tram ... read more

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I feel like drivers are more distracted this past week than usual. I’ve had many more near misses the last few days and was even hit (while I was stopped at a stop sign). Whatever the case or the c... read more

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Omdat ik vorig jaar dichter bij huis ging werken, kon ik nu lekker vaak op de fiets naar het werk. Via het fietsplan kon ik met wat voordeel een fiets aanschaffen. Ik had een prima en gave fiets (i... read more

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Fietscoach Mirjam A Wat een bijzondere fiets! Daar krijg je vast veel complimenten over. Ik denk dat hier op de community best veel collega's z... read more

Om op locatie te werken heb ik op een dag 2 uur extra reistijd, omdat ik een deel van de rit wil fietsen: 12 km naar station Nijmegen, waarvan het grootste deel door het bos. In deze tijd is dat i... read more

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Fietscoach Mirjam A Wat gaaf dat je een das ontmoet onderweg naar je werk! Mooi verhaal zeg. Dankjewel hiervoor!
David Borges I've been to Nijmegen in June 2019. I loved it there! but I did not ride a bike!

I love riding my bike to work and do so all year round and in all weathers! it wakes the mind and gets the blood pumping ready for the day...but It is oh so much better when the sun is shining :)

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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

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

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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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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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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!)

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‘Heeft iemand morgen de auto nodig?’ Meestal stel ik thuis de vraag terug: ‘heb jij hem wel nodig?’ Het antwoord was duidelijk: op en neer naar Rotterdam ging in dit geval echt beter met de auto. ... read more

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Just a usual ride along the bike lane/shared pathway from City Heights to the Kensington area. Avoiding broken glass, trash, human poo, being chased by dangerous dog, drunks, SUV's running stop sig... read more

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Anna Blumenfeld Yup there's always glass on the central path

It's hard to imagine. A 115lb. Cargo Bike, 'not electric' with 7 speed Nexus Shimano internal gear hub has taken me to and from work and on FanTasTic weekend adventures since Sept. 2019! yup, jus... read more

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My family visited Denmark & Barcelona in the last few years, and adored the cycling culture there. We even rented an eCargo bike, but it was very expensive at the start of the pandemic. One yea... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Impressive!!!

A couple of months ago I was commuting by bike to work, about 7 miles there. I got a flat tire on my ride, and I had no idea how to fix it. I had a spare tube in my bad and I started watching a you... read more

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Sylvie Froncek woohoo! We're about to pick a bike lock winner...
Sylvie Froncek You're a winner! Check your email.

#RideFree | First time in the office this year and delighted that it was also my first time on the hilly 25km ride that I was commuting together with my youngest, now at school in Sheffield too for... read more

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Motivation on a coldndark morning is a low, especially when you have to get out of a nice comfy warm bed. The temptation to put the alarm into snooze and take the car is the easy option. Well thi... read more

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There once was a man named Phil, Who cargo-biked up a ruddy big hill, He had no e-assist, But you’ll get the gist, He nearly blacked out while the kids in the front were so chill.

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Two wheeled nature spotting.

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Such a glorious morning so took a detour to work. A great way to start the day. Felt so much better and ready for a day at work.

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Saw a person ride up to the bus stop, fold up their bike, jump on and disappear in under half a minute. I've now got a folding bike too, lovely blue colour, so I drive across the bridge, unfold th... read more

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Dedicated bike parking in the office + shower facilities are awesome benefits of my job <3

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A couple of months back, I was pedalling home from work in the dark, when my front light cut out. Fortunately, being a Scout leader means I am generally prepared. On my keys, I had a small, but ver... read more

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My first ride for the AB Challenge was to use my bike to ride out to four field sites that a part of my automatic bat monitoring (ABM) project around Thames. I've placed them at three sites around ... read more

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Joshua Bathgate Love the Coromandel Great stuff mate! How are the Kauri Trees

I’ve always loved riding a bike and came some croppers as a teen often after ‘borrowing’ my older brothers bike. But it never stopped me loving it. I bought an E bike this year and after years o... read more

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I am now over 60 years of age and still commute to work most days and ride at weekends for the fitness, health benefits and to help out the environment. I have brought an E bike with a motor to ass... read more

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Chuck Ng Hmmm never really thought that owning an e-bike is classed as cheating, despite some people telling me so. I too own an e-... read more

It's possible... it just takes longer, but you get the added benefit of a ride to take the edge off of having to drive there. I ride to the park and ride, get on a bus (6' apart with a mask,... read more

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Ik zou graag foto's willen delen maar dat zijn dan allemaal donkere foto's. Ik vertrek om 06.30 en ga rond 17:00 uur weer naar huis. Beide december ritten dus in het donker. En dus oppassen tijde... read more

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Fietscoach Mirjam A Wat een Bikkel dat al je ritten nu in het donker zijn. Dankjewel voor het delen van je verhaal!