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My 3 year old had so much fun riding on my bike during the ABC this year, for her 4th birthday last week she got her first pedal bike (thanks for the discount Torpedo7!). I've never seen her so exc... read more

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The thing is, I live and work in a small town,so I don't really need a car. The main reason I have one is to get my cat to the vet. What to do? Find a bike-compatible, cat-friendly pet carrier of c... read more

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Sam Stockwell Cats don't seem to mind going on the back of a bike, must be because they have a good view.

We had a lovely day out on Sunday with workmates and friends and even dragged my partner's son Matthew along, who at 21 years old had never rode a mountain bike, he loved it! We had a delicious lu... read more

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For the second year, GHD Christchurch arranged a lunchtime picnic ride to encourage staff to ride a bike. Today we had a beautiful day warm day to go for the relaxed 3.5km ride off road. We had ano... read more

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Sharon Lea What a great idea.

My mum mostly grew up in Christchurch and biked as a kid, but hasn't since she was in her twenties for a few different reasons. She saw how awesome I found riding around once I got my e-bike, and g... read more

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Helen Wenley I call my E-bike my freedom machine. I have joined E-bike Social Riders Hawkes Bay group and we have not only clocked up he... read more

A nice early morning jaunt wiht my colleagues to the Williams Cafe in the Wynyard Quarter before work.

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We started this adventure when our whanau of four kids left no time for me to exercise or do anything much for myself. As a survivor of an aggressive cancer that messed with my body as much as my h... read more

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This weekend we spend a couple of days on the Hauraki rail trail....cycling has become a great way to spend time together away from screens creating new and varied experiences. There was laughter a... read more

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Oliver May Funniest cafe for a family visit :D

just heads up that there is a bicycle clearance store on Lunn Ave , they have helmets from $20 and huge bins of assorted bike accessories including lights, gloves, saddles etc at very affordable pr... read more

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Hey hey, It's almost the end of #MoveitMonday week 2 My story is about sharing that I now find that I am excited about biking to or from work as part of this challenge as I am not really very co... read more

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John Fridd Well put, Simone. Re butterflies, I reckon that when there are lots around, keep the mouth closed. It's weird swallowi... read more

Today around 30 staff from our office went for a short lunchtime cruise to Rollicking Gelato in the beautiful New Regent street, a 3.5km round trip. I'm pleased to say drivers were really courteou... read more

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I absolutely love my cargobike. Although we've been car free since 2010, the cargobike is a much more recent acquisition. Whilst I like to walk, and use public transport, having the cargobike jus... read more

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William Porth That's what I'm talking about!

I will not be taking part in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge this year, and as I am the only one from my work place taking part, I withdraw from this event. I was made redundant from my job this mornin... read more

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Anne Heins Oh Ivan, I'm so sorry to hear you were made redundant, that's full on. I hope you have some good support around you... read more
Barney Fitzsimons Hang in there Ivan, your attitude will win thru, ka kite

When it comes to our Annual lunchtime bike ride to the beach, everyone's keen! The team of six completed the 8km return trip to Ngamotu Beach for our team picnic, a total of 48km towards the Aote... read more

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We’re trying to help my nieces and nephews not to just see biking just as a fun leisure activity but as a tool for getting to school, doing the shopping and getting to places they want to go. Toda... read more

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Clarice Shoen That is so wonderful what your doing for them! Definitely a great way for Encouraging others to ride!

Mountain Biking/ Cross country Event in this coming years events T42 Maybe the Dual -Rangitoto/Motutapu? Any other suggestions welcome

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Kerry Roger The Dual is a great event and this is the only time you are allowed to ride your own bike on these fantastic islands!
Stewart Andrews C'mon down and try the Rainbow Rage. It's back on this year

Brighton and Hove are jolly hilly. And I live in the 'burbs' of Ovingdean where one of the defining features is the perpetually puffed-out but stoic locals toiling up and down some particularly ve... read more

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Spoiler alert... its an e-bike. We always thought this was the case, but we figured we should probably be sure. So our teammate Josh ran a test over a normal Auckland working week, comparing com... read more

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After a week of registering In the Bike Auckland Challenge and sharing my passion with my fellow brethren in our church of how passionate I am in riding gave them the motivation to ride with me on ... read more

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Coming 20kms out from Half Moon Bay to Grafton i am able to ride along the Rotary walk and along riverside road and the mostly completed track on the other side. Making use of these routes (albeit ... read more

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Got my dad out on my E-bike this weekend. He loved it. He couldn’t remember the last time he rode any kind of bicycle, so it was awesome that he was so eager to give it a try. Later in the afte... read more

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A few years ago , i had a serious back problem what, with slip discs, crumbling spine, Consequently i had metal work put in my back, meaning that i could not walk for a while. I then was to help... read more

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I am very fortunate to work/support young people. Today I was able to encourage and support a young person to join me on a ‘Social Distancing’ cycle ride along the Cycle path which runs along The ... read more

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My husband Rob and I love going for a cycle 'explore' on our bikes. We use adapted bikes because I have a disability which means that I cannot use a standard bike. This never limits what we do alth... read more

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In November 2019 I had a bikeability session with Charlotte. As I was 62 at the time my 9 year old granddaughter thought it was hilarious as she had just done the same at school. I was barely abl... read more

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Perrin Fox #explorebybike
Rebecca Skinner Amazing story, Perrin. I hope you enjoy your holiday :)

My husband Rob and I love going for a cycle 'explore' on our bikes. We use adapted bikes because I have a disability which means that I cannot use a standard bike. This never limits what we do alth... read more

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On Wednesday I took a group of 4 riders out for a 13 mile bike ride with another Lets Ride Guided Ride Leader. It was my first as a Lets Ride Leader. We had a great ride and left the park in Covent... read more

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Nicola Jones Hi Stephanie it was great to reayour two accounts of cycling. I work for West Midlands Combined Authority and we would lov... read more
Nicola Jones Hi Stephanie it was great to read your two accounts of cycling. I work for West Midlands Combined Authority and we would l... read more

I am sharing my back in the saddle journey to encourage and tempt others to give it a go. The Covid-19 virus had made me think about new ways to get keep fit and get out whilst socially distancin... read more

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Today we walked around Hassop and the Monsal Trail. It would be the perfect place for my friend to bring her two young sons to practise riding. Also I want to try an e-bike! I've texted her to ask ... read more

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Really enjoyable ride along the canal. We started out from just west of Bristol and took the cycle path to Bath and joined the canal tow path and just kept going... The path is poor in places (espe... read more

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During lockdown I decided I wanted to get fitter on my bike. So initially I got out my bike, set myself a challenge then I set off at full pelt everywhere......until I remembered why I love cycling... read more

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My husband sadley passed away 3weeks ago . I belong to breeze riding group on let's ride Bury .Cycling and the support of the group is helping me with my grief and wellbeing. Bury clarion group p... read more

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I’ve been biking for years. Even riding the same set of routes brings me joy and a sense of freedom. But I never rode more than 50 miles in a day. Last Saturday, seven of us rode bicycles from Fort... read more

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A colleague of mine wrote to me last week - she had ventured out on her bike and tried the home to work commute from Stretford to the city centre - using the pop up Chester Rd cycle lane. She'd be... read more

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I like to ride for the exercise and fitness benefits. Back in December I made the switch to a pedal assist e-bike which has increased my love for riding by allowing me to ride longer and farther wi... read more

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The two keys to riding in traffic. Every rider on the road help increase the likelihood that drivers will be more aware of cyclists. So ride the roads you want to be ridden!

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In 2014 my wife was diagnosed with diabetes. The next day we went into a bike shop for the first time and we saw the Tour de Cure. Never even knew about it. I was 340 plus pounds and i hadn't been ... read more

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David Nelms Congrats to you and your wife!
Nicholas Reyes Wow! That is awesome!!! Way to go!!!

We really appreciate the very helpful Zoom series on safety and the safety gear! Some of the things that we learned were really eye opening. #RediscoverRiding

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We can't wait to get people out on our adapted bikes again in Worthing, West Sussex! [address removed]

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#RediscoverRiding I have always been an active person, always helping others, volunteering, etc. Several years ago I had a persistent cough so I went to my doctor, she felt a nodule on my thyroid ... read more

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I used to bike to school every day, but since school has been closed we have been biking as part of our daily exercise. It feels great to get out there. #RediscoverRiding

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Heidi Saul Great job

Cycling has been a “HABIT” of mine for the past 38 years. Although some of that time was spent riding with friends and relatives, I find this sport more relaxing, soloing, and enjoying the country... read more

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Steve P Great story, thank you!

My last few rides (before the gap) were annoying. Each time , I pressed my right pedal down (esp on a climb), a squeak came out. I have some mechanical knowledge, but I relied on a friend to... read more

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Hey bike friends! We've got 700 people in San Diego participating in the Bike Month Challenge. Let's try to reach 1000! Invite a friend or two to take part. The more people we have on the roads... read more

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Today my bike takes me west to Verona, nicknamed Hometown USA, and an aspiring Bicycle Friendly Community. I had just cleaned my bike, so I turned off the Military Ridge State Trail where it turns ... read more

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I'm tired from yard work, but took a short ride to keep the streak going for #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth: I've ridden 22 days in a row! It was a good opportunity to check out some of Fitchburg's ne... read more

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laura Cisneros 22 in a ROW! You're my hero!!

Hi my name is Melissa both my brother and I have type one diabetes ! We are hooked up to insulin pumps 24 7 seven days a week and c g m glucose sensors with no vacation ! We don’t let diabetes stop... read more

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Our local advocacy group, Bike New Britain, (CT) is doing a Bike Lean Photo promotion on Facebook. Pictures of our bikes next to landmarks in New Britain.

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I’m 62 years old and I like to ride my bike it’s not hard and anyone can do it it’s low impact so easy on your knee. Today is day 2,011 days in a row that’s just a little over 5 years and in that t... read more

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Ralph Gonzales awesome. Love your picture. where and what are you riding?

This weekend I went to the hot desert of Indio, CA to visit my mom and my dad. My dad offered to buy my Oldest Daughter a bicycle for her to leard to ride without training wheels soon! She picked ... read more

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