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All of September I am participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. It's a fund raiser to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer research. It's my 4th time doing it. I love it and I feel GR... read more

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Harald's park story has inspired me! When I was signing up for Democracy in the Park, I was looking for a park that I could easily bike to. I didn't end up choosing this one, but it sure fits that ... read more

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My friend Steve and me had a nice ride for brekkie then a ferry ride to carry on cycling

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Wiltshire: Wylye Valley (Nat Cycling Network - NCN 24). Limited-stop training ride: Warminster and Wilton only. Start and finish: Wylye village, off A303. The Wylye valley in Wiltshire is one of ... read more

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I love to cycle for exercise and overall emotional health. I biked with my kids on a 5-day trip in Colorado, sponsored by the Adventure Cycling Association, in 2013, and we covered over 150 miles. ... read more

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Courtney Reynolds It’s amazing what exercise can do to help with emotional well-being. Thanks for sharing this!
Steven Friedman Thank you very much.

“Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low chole... read more

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Fleur Ammerlaan Love it!
Tom Darville I should have title it bikespotting!

Thanks to everyone who is donating to the #PedalForGood Cycle September Food Drive! We picked up the first round of donations this week at Wheel & Sprocket Middleton (pic), The Cargo Bike Shop, Nef... read more

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Since I was 16 I have cycled everywhere and taken my bike with me to all the cities I have lived in: Liverpool, Leeds and London. Its helped me stay in shape and save on all my commutes to univers... read more

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Mad Gibbo keep it up!!

There is no bad weather just bad clothing choices. When it rains, use fenders and rain gear, when it snows, wear layers. When it is smokey, wear a mask with a good filter. Everyone stay safe out th... read more

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Loving the #ibactive scavenger hunt!

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

This is our second round and we love it!

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For some time I had wanted to ride the 'old' A30 between Whiddon Down and Okehampton, via the village of Sticklepath, a distance of 14.2 miles return. Over the summer I had been visiting the are... read more

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Since we've been largely trapped at home since March, biking has been a great way for my family to enjoy outdoor time while getting exercise. We've all spruced up our bikes (and gotten two new one... read more

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Rode on the Redmond Connector Trail for the first time and it was a great ride on a day with beautiful weather (shortly before the smoke came!) #TourDeRedmond

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It isn’t easy but it feels good to be responsible, and the views on the Redmond Connector Trail are great! #TourDeRedmond

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Early on during the pandemic, biking to the end of Seacoast Drive was my little slice of heaven. Although I was masked up, the freedom of leaving the house and feeling the wind on my face was amazi... read more

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Masks must be worn at the school gate. So I found myself cycling in my mask on the congested road home. Actually this keeps out the car fumes. Also on a slightly chilly autumnal morn it also warms ... read more

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When I started working from home during COVID, my weekday commute cycling went completely to zero. After getting a bit stir-crazy, I started looking for good, ~ 1-1.5 hour rides I could take from ... read more

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Rem O'Donnelley I love your cheerful puppy

As I live near Stony Stratford one of the things I like to do is find a nice place to stop and have a nice slice of cake, homemade of course. Recently we heard about the Belge cafe near Nash, so we... read more

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Darrel Hofland I have been told I need to check out this cafe. Will go soon :)
Alan Pheasey we are off to this cafe today

Hi, My name is Steve, a dad of three, happily married, approaching 50yrs! Thanks for stopping by to read my story...……….. Ok well for all my adult life I have been overweight, and at times have ... read more

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Anthony Preston Brill story that Steve. PS. Anymore players to pass on? Tony (LFC Fan) :-)
Lyndsey Henderson Great read and best tip. Cycle until you can go no further then you have to cycle home! I use that for running. I also cycl... read more

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

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I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

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The Covid-19 virus had made me think about new ways to get keep fit and get out whilst socially distancing. My thoughts turned to my old bike which was last used when my children were younger. The ... read more

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We had a great time on our Free Cycle Session. We now know the best route to get to my children’s school. We can also navigate the busy junctions which had previously put me off cycling in the town... read more

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David Daw It was great to deliver some of these sessions.

Have really enjoyed the #betterbybike scavenger hunt as great way to spend the warm evenings while providing distractions from the upcoming distance learning. (Team Kucharskijeff)

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! Bonus points coming your way!

My 8-year old son went on his longest ride ever—11.1 miles. It was in the forest and he says you had to go up a bunch of hills. It was tiring but he says he kept getting energy whenever he went dow... read more

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Michele Bigley Scavenger hunt team name: mishmell
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I realized there would be no Bike to Work day this year. I have done it the last three years. My commute is about 18miles and I have to get up early, but it feels so much better than sitting in tra... read more

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Today should have been Bike the Bay. Missing that a lot. I usually ride with about a dozen friends under the Uptown Bicycles team name. We do the ride and then have a wonderful lunch and drink wine... read more

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Glad to have biking it's been a sold way to get outside the house and keep my sanity. #betterbybike team Bench

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The coronavirus has led to one good thing. An almost consistent training schedule. I’m not riding 100 miles a week and am the fastest I’ve ever been. I look forward to starting to race once the wor... read more

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I set myself a challenge, learned to unicycle during corona (a life ambition). Bought a bigger wheel so if possible I could unicycle to work 5.5 miles :) for an absolute laugh. Today I done it! #cy... read more

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hi, I have a serious back injury with a spinal cord stimulator fitted. I have implants consisting of computers and batteries sewn inside my spine to relieve pain. Cycling and spinning my legs seems... read more

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Jayson Taylor So pleased you were able to find an exercise that not only helps with your injury, but also your mental health! 👍🏻🚴‍♂️

I started cycling during the lockdown in March 2020. One day for some reason I decided to go on a short early morning ride. After the ride I felt great, so motivated and energised. So I thought the... read more

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Steve Clayton Fantastic! Well done you. Very inspirational story.
Kirsty Bushell Awesome! brilliant effort

Took the fam to explore some of the Eastside trails (starting at Quanah Parker Park). Oldest son gave Gateway MTB trails a try- first of many, I’m sure!

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Heather Laminack #DistrictCruise

It took me a while to want to leave my house at all during the pandemic. I did not show up well for myself in the beginning and my mind got the best of me for longer than I would like to admit. I h... read more

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Matt Miller Well said Meggan! I'm right there with you. Funky days can be eclipsed by even a short pedal in the neighborhood. Move... read more

5 of us rode out this Sunday and did 40 miles. We all stayed 2 meters apart from each other. Stopped at the café at Hatton World near Warwick. Used a mask to go in and order coffee and cake and the... read more

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COVID threw off a lot of our plans this summer, but we decided to go through with our trip to Colorado. It's easy to socially isolate in the mountains...just don't forget to bring your bike! #Distr... read more

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Managed a first socially distanced meet up with my family and took the youngest two grandaughters 3 and 5 for a ride along Tiverton canal. Can't post video on here so if you want to see it head ac... read more

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This isn't a correction about my performance on the ride I completed the other day, as recorded under the substantive title above; and all the stats shown therein are accurate. But, although no o... read more

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I started cycling again about 3 years as I was training for a sprint triathlon which included 10km ride. At 55 I hadn't cycled much since I was 18! Found I enjoyed being out and about again even on... read more

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Great to be save distance riding with my club members, didn’t realise how much I’d missed them

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Mamhead Hill, a 1.5 mile climb, approached from the 'C' road from Starcross, is located 6 miles from my home in Dawlish, and I use these six miles to gently 'warm up' for The Climb. Mamhead Hi... read more

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Usually cycle to work a couple of times per week but working from home has stopped that. Needing some sort of inspiration and along came a post from RAF Museum about the #hurricane80kchallenge (#2 ... read more

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We recently took delivery of Jeremy Hilary Boob, as we have called him. A big yellow cargo bike, or "sports utility bike" (SUB). I've wanted one for many years. During the Coronavirus lockdown I ... read more

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#ExploreByBike So over lockdown I start exploring so new route on my mountain bike and f oik and found myself riding around the foot paths around marwel zoo. I never realised there were paths tha... read more

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As a Registered Nurse and mother of extremely vulnerable daughter. Cycling has kept us fit and healthy during the Coronavirus Era. Cycling on the beautiful country side of Carrington Moss.

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Sustrans Manchester That's great to hear you are able to get out, enjoy the sunsine!

#ExploreByBike I had to drop something off at my work so I cycled to check out the new cycle lanes that have recently been installed on The Avenue in Southampton. Instead of using the pavement, th... read more

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I use my bike to commute daily so this stopped in March when we all began working from home due to COVID19. For the first few weeks I didn't use my bike but then found my hip was letting me down s... read more

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My ulterior objective for today's untimed training ride (apart from noting the start and finish times for the purposes of my Ride Report), was to collect a handsome hardbook book on canals from th... read more

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I love bandannas and use them as my towel, sweat band, washcloth, cooling pad on back of neck, napkin, dish towel, dish rag, handkerchief, and face mask. So many uses! Just like a bicycle :-)

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