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[address removed] Depression is an insidious disease which at best impacts its victims and everyone around them and at worst makes suicide appear as the only option. In Australia eight people ea... lees meer

Topic: Ander

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Graham Lofthouse [address removed]

Last week I clocked over 43 years working at the same job at Murdoch University Library. For most of those years it has been a 16 Km round trip by car, mostly on my own. When younger I had riden a ... lees meer

Topic: Mijn woon-werk fietsrit

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... lees meer

Topic: Fietsen in corona tijden

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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.

Since retiring in 2012 and ditching the car in 2013 I have enjoyed cycling, the past three years on my Scott Hybrid but this year the arthritis in my knees has made cycling uncomfortable so against... lees meer

Topic: Anderen aanmoedigen om te fietsen

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Hi Team. Regarding the questions you have ask. Firstly I must Thank, Graig Harrison for introducing me to the Love to Ride app. It all came about when I was on a Lancashire Adult Learning cours... lees meer

Topic: Ander

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For me "love to ride" is not just the love to ride is the only means of transport for work ,shopping and fun ....i do 250-300 miles mothly and i have 3 bike ( had 4 till cople months ago...got ... lees meer

Topic: Een fijne fiets-herinnering

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I have been gradually increasing my lunchtime cycle ride, started out doing a 2 mile circuit around Spondon about 2 months ago. I yesterday managed a 10 mile ride, using an old Cycle Derby Map (sad... lees meer

Topic: Ander

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I live on the edge of Bury St Edmunds and I work in Cambridge, my cycle commute is around 30 miles each way. I don't do this everyday as it takes about 4 hours in total, and that's a big part of t... lees meer

Topic: Mijn favoriete fietsplek/route

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Since lockdown started, I've managed to almost completely switch to commuting by bicycle! The quiet roads and pop up cycle lanes have made me feel happy enough to get myself to work via pedal powe... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I use my bike to commute to and from work. I leave work between 9pm and 10:30pm depending on my shift and travel through the local country park. It's amazing to hear the owls and see the bats and o... lees meer

Topic: Mijn woon-werk fietsrit

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Our company was unable to join Cycle September in any formal manner, but that didn’t stop us. We created Strava groups all round the world and then joined them up to a Global group too. Toget... lees meer

Topic: Anderen aanmoedigen om te fietsen

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Manchester’s Got Talent is a Youth group set up during Covid Lockdown to respond to the local needs of teenagers and parents and fill the gap left where many charities shut down or sent staff on ... lees meer

Topic: Ander

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I have worked from home since lockdown in March and this has saved a car journey of 25 miles each way to work. Using the M1 daily I was invariably caught up in traffic queues and the fumes created ... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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This year has been an incredible challenge to keep cycling. In March we went into lockdown and we’re encouraged to stay in our areas, in July I was taken out by a van driver who opened his door wit... lees meer

Topic: Ander

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My friend hasn’t cycled in 30 years. She was given a bike but it was in need of repair. I booked her in to a local Dr Bike session and she was able to ride it home. I’ve been taking her out on litt... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Prior to the lockdown, like many families, we had 2 cars. But with them being used so little due to home schooling and working from home my wife and I decided to seize the opportunity to sell one. ... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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In January I started a new job which allowed me to cycle 12 miles to and from work. My previous job was 30 miles and 3 motorways away so cycling wasn’t an option. I decided to sell my car and put s... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I’ve been encouraged to do my bit to reduce our family’s carbon emissions. One easy change for us is cycling the nursery/work commute instead of using our family car. My toddler is seated quite hap... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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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 ... lees meer

Topic: Fietsen in corona tijden

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Before having children I was often out on the bike, but since having had children I have rarely been out. Since lockdown - and when the girls were able to return to nursery.. we were asked to not ... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I've started back at work delivering face to face rather than online for the new academic year. My place of work has changed too, and a little closer to home than before, so I have changing to cyc... lees meer

Topic: Mijn woon-werk fietsrit

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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... lees meer

Topic: Fietsen in corona tijden

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I have enjoyed the challenge of cycling to work, spurred on by the Love to Ride Cycle September and a bit of healthy inter-departmental competition. I regularly commuted by bike in London, but less... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Our 4 year old learned to ride a bike about 6 months ago, but she's still a bit young for longer family trips, and getting too heavy for the bike seat! Buying a second hand tag along has been the b... lees meer

Topic: Een fijne fiets-herinnering

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I was really enjoying cycle september, cycling every day. Stupidly, I have never worn a helmet, mainly due to looks, the discomfort and the fact it is anothor bit of bagage to consider. During Sept... lees meer

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John M What a terrible thing to have happened I wish you a speedy recovery. It is the driver who should be learning the lesson (or... read more
Shirley Foster I do hope you are feeling better now, sending best wishes for a speedy recovery

A group of ICU/PCU nurses decided to meet up for a bike ride to help me get in 13 miles for the Bike Challenge! Thanks Heart of Saxony! Jill

Topic: Bike Challenge verhaal

Although I'd been cycling too and from work (8 miles) for several years, I had never attempted to 'go on holiday' by bike. Well, I decided this was the year - especially as travel restrictions mean... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

After a fall a few years ago I never worked up the courage to get back on my bike, until being inspired by Cycle September. Since then I've loved riding my bike to work or to the shops, come rain (... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

I had to deliver a copy of my sons cd (The Roke), local leaflets and a wet suit around Linlithgow. Usually I wouldn't think twice about jumping into the car and whizzing round to drop them off. ... lees meer

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We go from strength to strength with more enthusiastic ladies wanting to get back to riding. Today we had a successful cycle around the local park for the "Wibbler's" not quite ready for the longer... lees meer

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Today, for Clean Air Day, we (my 4 year old daughter and I) rode our bikes to school instead of driving. She came off her stabilisers in the summer and is growing in confidence every ride. Her li... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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It's surprising how many parents place their comfort and convenience over that of their children's future. Yes, it may seem more convenient to rush out of the house in PJs and slippers at 5 minutes... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Each year, many of us are challenged to ride more and get healthier by taking part in the National Bike Challenge. And although many already have great regular cycling habits in place and look forw... lees meer

Topic: Anderen aanmoedigen om te fietsen

on the 5 th September (after commuting 16 miles a day back and fore to work on my E-bike for the last two years), my son in law and I on our new road bikes decided to take the 100 mile in a day cha... lees meer

Topic: Bike Challenge verhaal

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I took up cycling again during lockdown and dusted the cobwebs off my bike in the shed. After a gentle start I have been riding 3 x a week. I am working from home during the pandemic but returned t... lees meer

Topic: Mijn woon-werk fietsrit

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Just a short story to say I was in target to hit 8000 miles this year and loving life on my bike, which includes my first camping bike packing experience. Unfortunately I freak incident knocked me ... lees meer

Topic: Ander

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For those of you that don't know me I am 74 in October and on 7th March I decided to cycle 2020 miles from the 1st January to the 31st December. I have chosen to raise money for the Keech Hospice.... lees meer

Topic: Ander

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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... lees meer

Topic: Fietsen in corona tijden

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I am now 62 and became interested in environmental matters in my teens, yes the 1970s. Even then, I could see the over reliance on cars, was going to get us into a lot of trouble. A little mo... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I live just over 2 miles from my place of work and understand that it's not doing myself or the environment any good by taking the car to work. I am now cycling to work Monday to Friday and hope i... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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We plan the route two days before it is an easy ride with a stop at the end for lunch. we start our ride blissfully unaware we have downloaded two different rides so we use Nics garmin to follow t... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Today I chose to ride on the bike trail. No cars, few people only squirrels running across my path. It is a beautiful fall day. 70’s and sunny with a breeze. A great day to get lost in my thoughts.... lees meer

It's been fantastic to see so many children cycling to the school where I work each week. I love seeing my bike in the bike rack alongside a variety of almost adult sized racers, mid-sized mountain... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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We've had bikes since 1976. We don't have a car and haven't had since 1998 - that one was inherited from Polly's mother and we've never bought one. I don't even have a driving license. We use our b... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Decided that rather than go somewhere to enjoy a bit of downtime we could use our bikes to make the journey a bit of a memorable family experience instead. Cycled up some very large hills (!), stop... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I loved cycle September, it gave me my cycling mojo back and now I’m hooked! I’m fitter, happier and I’m learning new skills. I fitted a new set up mudguards on my bike today (something I’d have pr... lees meer

Topic: Bike Challenge verhaal

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For Cycle September this year my wife and I were working from home as our buildings are currently for essential office workers only. As I normally cycle 10 miles to work and back again each day I n... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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I like to cycle and in the past I used to cycle a lot. After the knee surgery I was unable to cycle all the way to my workplace and than cycle to carry out inspections around Manchester. Cycle Se... lees meer

Topic: Mijn woon-werk fietsrit

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For the car free day we decided to trial cycling both kids (1 and 3years old) to nursery. The kids loved it! Having the oldest on the front meant we could discuss traffic lights, cars and indicatin... lees meer

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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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 ... lees meer

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Shirley Foster oh dear, that did make me laugh