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Leading the pack at Waiheke (photo) A group of us went to Waiheke, hired ebikes and had the time of our lives. It was an awesome way to get around and we clocked around 30km. We stopped where e... read more

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Started driving my daughter to school from Brookfield to Bethlehem on Friday. Traveled a short distance before witnessing a heavy traffic on Millers Road as far as the eye could see. Knowing that S... read more

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Biked to work with my newly acquired saddle bags which I won Week 1 through #MoveitMonday. The saddle bags match my bike really well, so feeling well chuffed! I had to adjust the bags on to the... read more

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Rachel Ford That's awesome, Simone! Those saddle bags look brilliant :)
Eryn Shields Well done Simone :-)

I'm setting off on this event, on 19 February, 3000km, Cape Reinga to Bluff. Self-supported. Hope to complete in 30 days. It's a personal challenge, as I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 8 ... read more

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Pete Doorbar Good luck Mike, safe travels
David Sweeney All the best, Mike. I enjoyed our night ride around Hamilton a while back. Cheers, David

In my mind a typical commute - in and out - counts as 2 trips. This makes my goal of 50 trips for the month achievable (that's 40 trips during the week and and extra 10 scattered in through the mon... read more

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Kerry Roger I agree the commute is a separate trip each way. For the bike challenge they count days of commuting but each trip still co... read more

I often wonder why car attacks aren't front page news? There are a lot more of them than shark attacks, which are usually some kind of accident themselves. On my first day of commuting to work ... read more

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The fabulous E bike that Ian Lancaster (Wellington) won in 2018'sAotearoa Bike Challenge has been put to great use. Ian very kindly gifted the bike to me (his wife) and very patiently encouraged a... read more

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A colleague invited me to join the challenge early in the month. I thought about it and did nothing. On the night of the 17th someone broken into my car, with the intention of stealing it. The d... read more

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Loved the changing lights on the Pink Path this morning! Happy Pride! The lights went really well with the multi coloured Sky Tower - too bad it wasn't still dark by the time I reached the pink pat... read more

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Have to shout out to one of the Bike Challenge supporters; TriEye, the riding glasses with a rear-vision mirror. After a recent experience with a large vehicle that was wider than the driver rea... read more

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David Sweeney Hi Mark, Thanks for your story. I have already pointed these TriEye glasses out to my sister, who wanted to have a mirror f... read more
Mark Hayes I'm glad the info's been useful David. You'll want a pair for yourself once you try them. Cheers, Mark

The kids and I love to ride on the weekends and we have used this challenge to really ramp that up. This weekend they chose to bike to a very far away park so they could log a big distance and we s... read more

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I've met many animals whilst cycling along the North Western shared path. Mainly birds - had some close calls with Pukeko and Oyster Catchers, and I herded a group of ducklings back to their mum la... read more

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Ben Mansfield psst - make sure to tag your post #MoveMonday to be in the draw to win a panier bag
Rachel Ford Thanks Ben!

training to ride from Munich to Rome, 1400km in 12 days, in May, I have done at least 1 Ironman these last 5 yrs. now changing track and see part of Europe in the process

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These two, feeling grown up riding in the dark. The rear bike light is a bit low so clip running lights on their jackets hoods

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Having tipped past 47 years old this time I was keen to make more of an effort to get back into cycling. I joined cycling September challenge, which not entirely successful due to illness did see m... read more

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Today the whole family braved some blustery winds from TS Eta and trekked to the local grocery store and picked up lunch from a local restaurant. The stores are actually really close to our home, b... read more

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Poorna Bhattacharya Thank you for sharing the spirit of Mobility Week!

This is my first time to joined this event and i was so Happy but doubt that i could not able to accomplish my ride but luckily i was able to finished it despite the the sore in my legs and butt fo... read more

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Beautiful evening to ride to the local market and get some fresh produce. Love living where that is possible and wish everyone had that choice.

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I started riding my bike to get the stress out, and found I was making allot of friends while riding (animal and humans). First I made my duck friends in one neighborhood and a few cats. I would r... read more

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Patrick Hale CR 220 can be a very scary place going on a solo ride!!! Stay in the neighborhoods as much as possible!!!

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

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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... read more

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With just one last opportunity to get in a few miles I took the chance of working from home this afternoon so that I could also get in one last ride for the arts company I work for, Salford-based W... read more

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September is by far my favourite month of the year to cycle, you really get to experience the seasons change and I'm often treated to the best sunrises and sunsets when commuting during this month ... read more

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Lucy Giuliano Thank you for sharing your Cycle September story Joss. That's amazing that you saw an otter!

I love biking. I love biking because I have fun peddling. I like to ride long distances. My longest ride is 7.2 miles. I once had a flat tire then I ordered slime and a tire and fixed it. - A... read more

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Sheldon Korpet Great work Anika! 🚵🏼‍♀️
ಗೌತಮ್ ಜಯಣ್ಣ Gautham Jayanna Thank you Sheldon

I decided it was time to change vague dreaming to reality and set off on a Lands End to John o Groats bike ride. Fourteen days and 983 miles later I arrived at JoG after a spectacular trip throug... read more

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Mad Gibbo Needs some pics Kevin!!!
Kevin Blick I’ve put some on the site somewhere.

Funny that on car free day as I cycled to work...the roads haven't been this busy in the last 6 months! Tail backs of cars the whole journey...think I was the fastest thing moving!

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The Heiskala family is loving this challenge, thank you!

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Bought canned goods at Festival Foods by bike, dropped at the Cargo Bike Shop. #PedalForGood #BikeFoodDrive

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Zia Brucaya Thank you for donating, Annette!

On Cycling UK's 'World's Biggest Bike Ride' day 2020 I set out to meet a longish-standing personal challenge. A few years ago when approaching retirement, I determined to use my bike more and my... read more

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Riding with the kids Carriej #Ibactive

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Kids took a solo ride #ibactive

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Carrie Jiampa How many yellow slides are there at Veteran's Park? 4. Team name is carriej

I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukaemia (CLL) in March 2018, since then I have watched my blood results and seen my white cell count steadily increase. I’ve had pneumonia 4 times Every tim... read more

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Adrian Burton [address removed]

Yes! It is getting darker so to carry on cycling through the winter I replaced my old lights with new light weight rechargeable LED ones. I loved them ~#lightthenight

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My cycle commute is 12 miles each way on bridleways and country lanes and I leave home at 05:30, which means a dark cycle at this time of year and definitely a case of Light the Night! I have over ... read more

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Dan Dennehy #lightthenight
RB BB 👍 I enjoy lights out riding ,it's great to catch the wildlife in action! Plush with moonlight , its easier on the eyes!

This is my first time to joined this event and i was so Happy but doubt that i could not able to accomplish my ride but luckily i was able to finished it despite the the sore in my legs and butt fo... read more

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I didn't start riding a bike until I was 29. My mother is from the Netherlands where kids are basically born on bikes, and I guess she thought I would have inhaled bike riding skills from the e... read more

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Just a quick one - I rode my bike so much that my actual car battery has gone flat.

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Belly laughs, beads of sweat on my forehead, soft and forceful breezes on my face, indescribable joy, inner strength - these are just some of the experiences I have been blessed to enjoy during the... read more

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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... read more

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A journey that was originally planned for May 2020 was delayed until September, but it was worth the wait. Some autumn sunshine most days of the week long journey starting in Inverness, just myself... read more

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Cycle September challenge gave me an extra incentive to ride, especially when doing my work's site visits. I've noticed lots more people on bikes and I hope this continues into the darker month... read more

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Lucy Giuliano Thank you for sharing your Cycle September story Patrick and for sharing your positivity too :)

Having been diagnosed type 1 diabetic a number of years and having suffered the ups and downs of the disease, I wanted to give back to the charity that is helping support people like me affected by... read more

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Milton Keynes is a fabulous place for biking with a lot more to experience than you can ever imagine.

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Theres a gang of 30 of from Sheffield and around taking part in #cycle4sepsis in memory and love for my partner Dan who died in 2018. We range from age 6 to seventy something and are cycling outsi... read more

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Checked out the 520 trail for week 3! The trail was closed through Microsoft, but the quiet campus provided a straightforward detour. Saw the construction for the new NE 40th tunnel, the Microsoft ... read more

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#PedalForGood #BikeFoodDrive I dropped off food donation at Cargo Bike Shop for food drive.

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Zia Brucaya Thank you for donating!
D K My pleasure!

And now for something completely different! In addition to supporting local businesses, Bike Month is a fine time to support our local food banks. Check out this map of bike shops that are acceptin... read more

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Susan Hollingsworth ... well, I can't include a link apparently! Thbbbbbt. To check out the map, search for BikeFoodDrive or PedalForGood. Also... read more
Zia Brucaya This is such a great story, thank you for posting, Susan! And thanks to Edgewood College for supporting your efforts!

Recovering from a hand injury after falling in a half-marathon. I have been delayed riding but got some miles in today. Mostly one handed but riding!

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Riding with the kids Carriej Ibactive

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I started riding to take a break from running and found that I love riding more than running (go figure!). Thanks to #IBACTIVE for providing some fun destinations to keep me moving. @djesh

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!