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Image for story Falling in love with riding again thanks to my husband

Falling in love with riding again thanks to my husband

So coronavirus lockdown was happening i also suffer with rheumatoid arthritis, and my consultants always quoting motion is lotion, so my husband shown me an adult electric trike, I was apprehensive... read more

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Image for story Christmas Jumper and mince pie social ride

Christmas Jumper and mince pie social ride

Fabulous sunny morning and a Sunday Social Christmas ride with my club Ilkeston Cycling Club....voted Cycling Weekly's Club of the year 2020. Great company. 3 separate groups of 6 heading off at ... read more

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Image for story Escape the desk #RideFree

Escape the desk #RideFree

Been lucky to work from home during the pandemic, but really look foreword to being able to #RideFree after a day of sitting at my desk

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Image for story Back to Cycling

Back to Cycling

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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Image for story Riding in summer

Riding in summer

I started riding in summer as an activity to spend time with my 14 year old son everyday through his summer vacation.

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Image for story Biking Meetings

Biking Meetings

I have been known to host "walking meetings" with my team members as we go over important business items for follow up. I never thought I'd be hosting 1-1 meetings with my staff via bike, but that ... read more

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Image for story My 'Quaran-triathlon'

My "Quaran-triathlon"

I was struggling with finding motivation to train during the 1st lockdown. So I decided to do something that could take the focus away from myself and I signed up for a virtual triathlon – called T... read more

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Image for story Wednesday Ride to Check in on our housebound friends

Wednesday Ride to Check in on our housebound friends

Every Wednesday since April 2020 a group of friends rides in Watsonville to check on our housebound (due to age, immunocompromised, non-vaccinated...) friends. It's a fun ride and it brings a litt... read more

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Lockdown made fitter and I lost 3 stone

With the gyms being shut and having to social distance. I decided to make use of my mountain bike that had been kept in a shed since I brought it on the nhs cycle scheme. After a few weeks of c... read more

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Image for story The PEOPLE....

The PEOPLE....

My first, and still functional, but only slightly used, email address is: [address removed] ....you may email me, if you like. I teach Physical Education and it all stands for..... Physical Ed... read more

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Seeing the changes over time

Biking during CoVid-19 has been interesting. It started out with everything empty. Few or no cars and no one outside. Then after a few months seeing an uptick in construction which seemed to pop up... read more

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Image for story Exploring Fife and beyond

Exploring Fife and beyond

I’ve lived in Dunfermline for over twenty years and before that Edinburgh. Most of my cycling has been back and forth between the two for work and the odd ride along a local track. Since the fir... read more

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Image for story Miles=Smiles on my Peloton

Miles=Smiles on my Peloton

I've ridden >350 (virtual!) miles on my Peloton bike in June; pretty pleased with that!

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Image for story Tuesday Sanity Check

Tuesday Sanity Check

While travelling is still tricky and we're both a bit nervous about being around too many people, my daughter and I have been doing weekly Tuesday bike rides. I'm taking one day off work every week... read more

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Image for story Can cycling stop the coronavirus?

Can cycling stop the coronavirus?

During the pandemic it has been really humbling to hear of the hard work of so many in the NHS and other important services. It left me wondering how I could help. One obvious way was to use my ... read more

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Image for story Coffee and cake

Coffee and cake

I first met my friend Chris about 40 years ago. For the last 20 of these years we have shared the occasional bike ride, typically between 10 and 20 miles. Lockdown 1 threw a spanner in the work... read more

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Faking it!

Despite and since wfh during the lockdowns I have continued my commute as a fake commute ensuring I do the outbound and inbound mileage in a round trip. The trick is to vary the route so the ride d... read more

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Good to be back

Finally it is good to get out with club again.

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Image for story Dust off that bike! #WomenWhoRide

Dust off that bike! #WomenWhoRide

When lockdown was announced in March 2020 my first thought was how am I going to exercise with gyms being closed? And so I dusted off my bike in the garage and started to explore the local area. Mo... read more

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Goals in a covid world

Since the start of the initial lockdown in the U.K. i have been riding more than at anytime in my life. I set my goals (distance) wise based on missions on another app and so far have ridden virtu... read more

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Image for story Northern Ireland alternative for Covid Era bike tour

Northern Ireland alternative for Covid Era bike tour

If your planned trip to sunnier climes has been cancelled or deferred because of covid travel restrictions. I can recommend Northern Ireland. Quiet roads, lovely scenery, respectful drivers and r... read more

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Image for story First ever 100km Ride

First ever 100km Ride

As the British summer seems to have vanished temporarily I wanted to share my ride from two weeks ago when the sun was shining! First time I'd ever cycled 100km after starting cycling last year ... read more

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Getting the wind up

My wife and I aren't used to longer rides but last year we decided to cycle across the New Forest to avoid public transport. We had booked a short stay in Fordingbridge and we took the most direct ... read more

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Image for story Keeping the same challenge

Keeping the same challenge

One benefit to last year was the lack of cars on the road so with that and the great weather we had it gave me a chance to really get into cycling I managed to do 3000 miles for the year which was ... read more

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The Outlaw

Most of 1st lockdown I must of cycled and average of 5 hours a day for fun and exercise. The fun was being out the house, the Mother-in -law was isolating with us for 12 whole long weeks, the exerc... read more

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Back on the bike

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

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Image for story Amtrak trains and buses to the OBC Bike Party in Las Vegas

Amtrak trains and buses to the OBC Bike Party in Las Vegas

On September 8 and 9, 2021, I put my bike on two Amtrak buses and one Amtrak train to get to the OBC Bike Party in Las Vegas NV. On September 13, 2021, I put my bike onto one Amtrak bus, one Amtrak... read more

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Image for story It is much more than a bike: it is a freedom machine

It is much more than a bike: it is a freedom machine

If there is some silver lining to the pandemic, is that it pushed me into cycling. I do not have a car, but I do not feel limited.

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Wildlife incounters on night ride

During lock down to maintain shift separation I had to do night shift. On my ride home over a week I encountered two possum and was confronted by a rat that decided he had more rights to the path I... read more

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Image for story Visiting my Grandson

Visiting my Grandson

On this last weekend of August 2021 I did a solo ride from Dayton Ohio to Columbus to visit my grandson. It was a total of 96 miles over two days. I camped in London Ohio in a hammock at the prim... read more

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Cycle 100 Miles in June for Dementia UK

I tend to do charity things for Diabetes UK and Dementia UK as my mother had dementia and I have type 1 diabetes, so when I saw the "Cycle 100 Miles in June" challenge for Dementia UK, I dusted off... read more

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Image for story To the unexplore cycling route

To the unexplore cycling route

With my hubby going along the Pari River Bank. The bushes made me feel uncomfortable while pedalling. The unseen path made me worried will be trapped into any hidden hole or drain. But it's fun an... read more

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Image for story From Stockport to Scotland

From Stockport to Scotland

I thought it would be a great idea to cycle from Stockport to Scotland in order to wildcamp with some mates and avoid taking a 6 hour car journey over the border, so I did! Day 1 consisted of 30... read more

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Image for story Tour de Cornwall!

Tour de Cornwall!

My husband Harry & I have just completed the penultimate stage of our very own tour around Cornwall! We're cycling all around the peninsula with our our rucksacks on our backs, up & down th... read more

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Image for story Commuting to Touring

Commuting to Touring

Frequently, while driving through the west and Midwest my family would pass cyclists going and coming across the mountains and the plains. I always wanted to take a shot at Colorado and Kansas... read more

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Please say hello .............. it means alot

Just reached a goal of 1000 in the June bike challenge. Stopped at the top of Cherry Willingham by-pass bridge and cheered to myself. Despite the challenge, it means more to me when someone gree... read more

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4000 Miles for 40

Lockdown has been tough on me and my family, so I'm trying to keep moving and positive, cycling and running are big outlets for that, a time to unwind and switch off, part of that has been to fundr... read more

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Image for story The ultimate screen break

The ultimate screen break

his last year has been hard, with bereavement and my mum having (and thankfully beating) cancer, home schooling, and all the other challenges of lockdown. My role has meant I’ve been one of the for... read more

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Image for story Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Cycling during the pandemic has meant less cars on the road, meaning fresher air :) and also safer roads..!

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New places, new friends, new bike.

I've been commuting to work by bike for a little over 3 years, which has changed my perceptions of cycling from a sport, to a necessity. I've been a rider since I could balance on two wheels, and I... read more

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Image for story Cycling in ladies Breeze groups

Cycling in ladies Breeze groups

In recent months, I have been struggling with low mood and anxiety related to big changes happening at work. Cycling has really helped me unwind and switch off for a few hours each week. But it is ... read more

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From prog rock to the New Forest

Pandemics are not good things I know. However the prospect of being locked in last March, with no prospect of exercise prompted me to put some effort in. From running up and down the drive listenin... read more

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Building energy for biking

I would love to say before I contracted Covid I was an avid cyclist. But, I don't lie and neither would my bike if you saw it. Cycling to work a few times a week, weather permitting of course(any ... read more

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Image for story Mental Health and cycling

Mental Health and cycling

Covid-19 lockdown affected me in a way that I never thought it would. It brought back memories of being in isolation and made my depression and anxiety much worse. I started cycling to help clear m... read more

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Image for story I’ve just sold my car!

I’ve just sold my car!

After cycling to work for a year and using only one family car we decided it was time to part with my micra! It had been sat unused for over a year due to the pandemic, and it made me realise didn’... read more

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My daily commute

I work for the NHS in a support role, not frontline, and have been working from home since February 2020. I used to commute to various NHS offices for my job, so all this stopped with COVID-19. Ver... read more

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Image for story Long time coming.

Long time coming.

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

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Image for story Cycling for transport, exercise and fun!

Cycling for transport, exercise and fun!

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.

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