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Shock of my life

Peddling along on my ancient bicycle, on a country road, I thought my bike was making more noise than the usual squeaks and groans, I checked it over casually, while peddling, was unable to see any... read more

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City waterfront ride to work

Every ride is different, today watching the sunrise over the Hauraki Gulf, the double hulled waka under sail in the harbour caught my eye. Otherwise the sunrise reflecting off the buildings aroun... read more

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Beach ride

To A Beach Because they Are nice and Far away from my home so I can have A nice and long bike ride with my mum and brother.

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Home-School-Work-School-Home

Home-School-Work-School-Home by Bike Monday to Friday I love the ride from Symonds St, my home at 8:30 AM to Freemans Bay, my daughter's School through the pink cycleway. I back to work at the U... read more

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12th Birthday Ride to Te Atatu

If I had been born on my due date, today would have been my 12th birthday (Feb 29 - a while back). Because I was one of the 50% of all babies that arrive late, I'm almost up to my 48th birthday. To... read more

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Image for story Waiheke Esplanade

Waiheke Esplanade

This is the loveliest part of my ride to work along the mostly traffic free Esplanade coastal road, to catch the Waiheke ferry to Auckland. A bit slower with the gravel but beautiful to see the sea... read more

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Falling in love with MTB @ Totara Park #MoveMonday

A few years ago, my partner convinced me to get a mountain bike so I could go mountain biking with him. I had only been a few times before and was not very confident. This summer, in an effort to i... read more

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Image for story St Heliers to town along Tamaki Drive

St Heliers to town along Tamaki Drive

What better way to start your day? Than to get your bike out of its place Hop on and get warmed up Racing down St Heliers Bay Road Heart racing, smile upon my face Oh glorious day, the sun is ... read more

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Image for story Me and my daughter

Me and my daughter

Thanks to my daughter having the love of biking and my partner for getting me a bike for my birthday. I have started riding which I haven’t done since I was small. I have fell off at least once on ... read more

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A perfect morning

The weather has been a total disappointment this "summer", but my ride this morning has partly mitigated that disappointment. I am lucky enough to live on the south coast, with the fabulous beac... read more

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Riding down Woodward

Hello fellow Detroiter, commuters, and tourists!!! Do you wanna know I great route to ride your bike? For sure, my favorite route would be down Woodward in the midtown area! There's so may cool pla... read more

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Image for story Mam Tor and Winnats Pass

Mam Tor and Winnats Pass

Today I took on a 70km cycle including Stanage Edge and Mam Tor headin up Winnats Pass. A beautiful ride with the toughest climb I've managed so far!

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Image for story The Langford Hideaway

The Langford Hideaway

I am a recent addition to Hertfordshire and have been cycling 2017. I had no idea how cycling and cafe stops were so interlinked, but I am now hooked. It has been such a blessing during the lockd... read more

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Enjoyable rides

since I started riding again I've put a little effort in expanding my rides though sometimes it does not work out because my legs tell me to stop but even though I do stop on that day I will get... read more

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Northumberland

Did a lovely bike ride from Seahouses to Holy Island and back a couple of weeks ago. Myself and my husband. We called at the lovely Bamburgh on the way back. 46 miles in all.

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Biking

I bike every morning before school so tired in the morning but have to stay motivated

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Image for story Tandems in the Trossachs!!

Tandems in the Trossachs!!

Kim, Rachael, Mike and myself are just back from a splendid 5-day tandem ride from Balloch to Nairn. We followed SUSTRANS cycle route 7 for most of the way. We drove up to Balloch, at the south... read more

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Cycle to the Sunset

I've got back into the habit of cycling, and really enjoy going out to Turf and back. Last week, I went a little bit further, near Powderham, and watched the sunset. It was a lovely way to spend a ... read more

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early morning ride

A firm favourite of mine is to get up at 5am (yes 5am) and ride over to Todmorden and back home. The roads are lovely and quiet, I know where all the pot holes are (to avoid) and this is a perfect ... read more

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Crossing the Tyne

One of my favourite types of ride is to combine urban and rural areas, and that's very easy around Durham and Newcastle as cities and countryside are very close to each other. The Tyne foot tunnel ... read more

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Wild spaces in the city!

I love living in Manchester, and I'm happy to have rediscovered cycling as it's a great new way to explore the city. There's so much freedom in heading out for a ride with no intention but to find ... read more

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New bike new journeys

So today i went out on my new bike. Ive always had mountain bikes and still do but i fancied a road bike to try for a change as I've never had one. I bought a Specialized and today was my first tri... read more

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Lunch hour cycle

Doing my favourite cycle in my lunch break ☀️

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Riverwalk Detroit

After not riding since December 17 2020 I was anxious to get back on my schedule (4-6 days per week). I had an incidence of basal cell carcinoma on my forehead in February and couldn't ride till it... read more

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OB

The ride to the beach is my favorite ride in San Diego. Sometimes I do it every weekend. This time, I did it mid week for a much needed break.

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Image for story Bike to the Beach!

Bike to the Beach!

After a long day working I was exhausted and in need of a break. My fiancé and I ended up biking along Silver Strand and took a moment of peace and solitude at the near empty beach before biking ho... read more

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Because I Can

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Image for story Laguna Meadow with the family

Laguna Meadow with the family

So many memories of biking with the kids here back when they lived with us! When we first started our youngest was on a 16" bike and the oldest on a 20". They kept graduating up sizes, (and schoo... read more

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Mother's Day Ride

I asked my wife what she wanted to do on mother's day. Her answer was to go on one of our favorite bike ride. (after breakfast in bed, of course) So we grabbed our bikes and bike trailer (for our 6... read more

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Image for story Gloucester Quays in the Sunshine

Gloucester Quays in the Sunshine

The quays on one of the hottest days of the year created a fantastic backdrop for a bike ride with colleagues from Thinktravel on a Tuesday in September! With lots to do to help make it easier for ... read more

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Exeter to Exmouth

For a nice ride to clear my head and forget about the pressures of the day I love to ride along the cycle path from Exeter to Exmouth. It’s not a challenging route and there is plenty to see and of... read more

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Image for story My Favourite? Well, certainly one of my favourites....

My Favourite? Well, certainly one of my favourites....

South East Wales anyone? Now, apologies to anyone living in or near Cwmbran but it is not the first place to think of when you want to go for bike ride.... Wrong! There is a gem that threads it's... read more

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My Early Morning Ride

At 72 Years old a diabetic for 50 years only just started riding a bike again in the past 9 months. I am up at 6.30 am, have breakfast then out on my bike. The roads are reasona... read more

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Me and my mate

I hadn’t risen for a few years after having chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Prior to my illness I regularly cycled with my mate who uses a hand crank recumbent bike. He encouraged me back on ... read more

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Being Watched

My regular route for a leisurely cycle is the Belfast - Lisburn towpath. Its a flat route, following the canal and river, with a few bridges over and under the path. Its generally peaceful and quie... read more

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Blue flame

A lovely easy ride out for a drink in the sunny evening with beautiful Kate. First ride for her in years, wont be the last

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Image for story The South Downs and Beyond

The South Downs and Beyond

I live in Brighton on the south coast and am very lucky to have the sea and the South Downs on either side of this City. There is nothing bettwer than cycling along the coast through Shoreham Harbo... read more

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Traffic-free route around Manchester Airport

This is one of my favourite rides because it goes through some pleasant countryside on quiet lanes, smooth tracks and cycle lanes. You can also pop into the ice-cream aviation park for an ice-cream... read more

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Bridgewater canal

I started to take on cycling in 2018 when my car broke down and bought a bike (Brompton) to cycle to work, while I tried to buy another car. I have never looked back since. During the Spring and Su... read more

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Betancuria

Before the dark days of Covid - I used to take regular holidays to Fuerteventura, where my favorite ride was to the highest point of the island Betancuria.

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Woodland Moor

Lush morning ride over the tops and down in to Barney

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Image for story GAPC&O Ride -345 miles

GAPC&O Ride -345 miles

In June 2021, I rode my bike (345 miles) from Pittsburgh to DC in 4.5 days with camping all along the trail. It's a beautiful trail with no motor vehicles. Every mile of this trail is full of natur... read more

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Image for story Durhams Rails to Trails

Durhams Rails to Trails

Getting out on my bike more during the pandemic last years I discovered County Durhams Rails to Trails. These include the C2C, Deerness Valley, Bishop Auckland to Brandon and the Derwent Valley tra... read more

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Mickleson Trail Deadwood

There is a trail in the Black Hills called the Mickleson Trail. It winds through densely wooded forests, through tunnels, and over numerous bridges. It challenges one to go beyond the everyday ri... read more

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Mt Laguna

Another beautiful weekend (5/21-24) with our RVs and bikes in Mt Laguna . . . .

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San Luis Rey Bike trail to the beach and harbor

My favorite ride is along the San Luis Rey bike trail from Guajome Park to the Oceanside harbor and beach! The stretch going under the freeway always provides a much needed cool breeze and coast do... read more

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Image for story A trip on new bike paths

A trip on new bike paths

Took a 37 mile ride from home in North Park to enjoy the new Rose Creek to Gilman Drive bike path — such a treat, we need more of these! Detoured up through UCSD (my BF had never been there!) and d... read more

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Me and Jackson Road

It's not particularly beautiful, a commercial/light industrial road west of Ann Arbor. I work just off Jackson Road, just about at the midpoint of a 4-mile+ stretch with a fairly generous bike lane... read more

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Downtown Rides

My fiancé and I love riding around our bikes from our home in Hillcrest to downtown. During this ride, we caught the sunset from the Broadway Pier. #familyride

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My happy place

I ride to the beach two to three times a week after work. Regardless of the weather the site and smell of the ocean always relaxes me!

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