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World car free day

I started biking to and from work about 3 months ago, yes in the middle of winter, after finally deciding I should buy an electric bike to flatten out those hills on my way home after a long day a... read more

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World Car Free Day

I decided to walk to work in the morning. 5km walk and it took my about an hour (short legs). I ended up taking the bus home. Overall, I did 15K steps that day!

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Waiting !

Waiting for a knee replacement. Hopefully in the next 2 months. Then I really hope to be back on my bike and riding with you. I can still only do 2 - 3kms. Cheers

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Image for story ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

LOVE.

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Riding with a Shredder

My favourite Mountain Bike Riding Buddy is my 8 year old son. The only problem I'm having is that in the next 18 - 24 months I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep up... and he likes to remind m... read more

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Poetry in motion

How staunch a cyclist are you? Do you bike in rain or snow? Do you own a fluoro jacket? Have your cheeks a healthy glow? Perhaps you are a ‘wannaʼ Wanna travel urban style, with pup in w... read more

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Bike life

My first bike was a Christmas present after I turned 5 years old. I was so excited, that I sneaked into the garage (where I was told NOT to go) to ride it. It was red, with a large front wheel and ... read more

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Image for story Biking the mariua saddle road

Biking the mariua saddle road

Generous daughter dropped us off at frog flat. So 2 hours out of her day... and off we went..4 ks to saddle summit and then cruising down 11 is to the oldest (well, that what the locals say) concre... read more

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The Only Way To Get Around

Sometimes I pity those peasants that drive EVERYWHERE. I ha been riding since age 8, never driven one of those car thingies, have been a passenger in a few when needed. I hate winter because it li... read more

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Image for story Carpe diem-seize the day-grip the handlebars-commandeer the towball

Carpe diem-seize the day-grip the handlebars-commandeer the towball

For the last several years I have been wanting to bike part of the way to work. Problem: it’s 56km between home and Christchurch!! If I could just bike some of it I would be happy. Well happier tha... read more

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Image for story Cargo Bike Thrills

Cargo Bike Thrills

I have been a bicycle nut for years and always try to ride everywhere (better for the planet, and better for my fitness and stress levels). Last year I decided to buy a cargo bike to take the next ... read more

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A fun family ride

We were biking up to point Chev on the first we had a fantastic ride

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Tirohanga Whānui (Spencer Road to Albany walking and cycling bridge)

The new walking and cycling bridge joining the Albany Centre to Spencer Road and East Coast Bays opened this morning. A great addition to the local cycling network.

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Taking cycling indoors

Back in 2017 I had trained quite hard for the World Masters Games for rowing. Unfortunately I had also injured myself during this time and carried that injury through to the Games. During the 'off'... read more

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Car free day

Every day. What's the big deal.

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From Broken back to pain free cycling

Hey all 🙋‍♀️ As the title says 5 years ago I broke my back, through wear and tear over the years. I couldn't walk without pain and worse I couldn't cycle. I thought I'd never ride again 😔 Started... read more

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trying to regain confidence

I've only *just* got shakily back onto my etrike (trike because my balance is nonexistent on a two-wheeler) after almost losing control on a sloping patch a couple of weeks ago, and I'm finding it'... read more

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Almost hit by a suddenly open car door

I was just finished working on Friday night (11-ish) I jumped on my bike and started to pedal the bike. My route is passing crazy K-road Friday night. There was congestion on K-road at that tim... read more

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Image for story I Do It for My Mokopuna

I Do It for My Mokopuna

My love for cycling started after I was introduced to an Iron Māori Quarter Triathlon Event in Heretaunga (Hastings), Hawke's Bay. I had suffered an injury that ended my love of playing Touch Foot... read more

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I'm just out riding my bike!

When a serious faced road cyclist has a slow day they call it 'recovery'. A commuter just calls it Friday.

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Cycling to Survive!

I am a Brain Cancer Survivor. I cycle after after a foot/leg injury led to diagnosis of a Brain Tumor then Cancer. After an Awake Craniotomy in 2013 i took up cycling as i cant do much impact ac... read more

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Image for story DUNEDIN BIKE BREAKFAST - Postponed

DUNEDIN BIKE BREAKFAST - Postponed

Dunedin riders! The Bike Breakfast has been postponed due to Level 2 restrictions, but we're planning to hold it on Wednesday 24th Feb (same time 6.30-9am and same place - Train Station!). So as lo... read more

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Image for story Riding a bike is one of the great joys of life

Riding a bike is one of the great joys of life

I don't remember learning to ride a bike, but it was my father who taught me, and later my children, holding onto the back of the saddle and running along beside the moving bike until he judged tha... read more

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My cycling son

My 17yr old son bikes to school. Biking has allowed him to choose his preferred schools, which were not his closest options. Trying to encourage him to to sit his learner drivers test I said he'd ... read more

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Eventfull first ride to work for the year

As I pulled out of my driveway, I could feel all was not well with the left pedal. after a brief period of denial and hoping the problem would go away, I started looking closer while riding and the... read more

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Little and often!

I didn't think I would write here as what I do is so little, but I want to thank Love to Ride for getting me back on my bike. It is very different to when I was a teenager in England road racing. C... read more

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Get about the place

The days was wet, , we both had to go places , the mother in law had been sick needed checking out So off on the bike I went, drop in to see the grand kids, drop a book off , round to the mother ... read more

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Stories from around the world

Oh, that's different...

... oh, so no prizes unless I bring in my employer (FAT CHANCE!!!)? No, I don't ride for prizes but .... this not so subtle change is just snarky.

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Image for story Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

I am grateful that my family is close and close by. Thanksgiving always includes a long morning road ride. Yesterday it was 32 miles of North Florida hills with my son and brother. My brother, wh... read more

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Image for story Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Played bike polo in the equestrian capital of the world, Wellington, Florida! Had a blast and look forward to the next chukka!

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Image for story I'M BACK, Stay away Covid

I'M BACK, Stay away Covid

YES back on my bike today after holiday and coming home with covid. 3 weeks of yearning for a bike ride. I really enjoyed my steady ride out but 12 mile felt like 22mile 😥. It may take a while t... read more

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I want to get out on my bike😷😷😷😷😭😭😭😭

We had a break to gran canaria for 7 days and I really looked forward to having a good ride out on my bike when I got home but when I got home I felt unwell did a test and guess what? Yes covid has... read more

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Lighten up

A journey, in black and white. It starts with an alarm, I snooze – I loose. Ten minutes gone before my feet touch the bedroom floor. Then rush, I’m usually up before the alarm, not today. Dresse... read more

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Kilometers voor Kansen

In juni 2022 heb ik meegedaan voor een actie van het Rode Kruis. Nu hadden mijn km's op de weg een andere betekenis. Voor de verandering was dat goed voor mij. Het relativeert en zet je aan tot and... read more

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First ride on new bike.

14 miles today on my new bikes maiden voyage to run it in. A nice quiet route including a ride from Shildon to newton aycliffe past the locomotion museum, which is a lovely smooth wide path. If y... read more

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Cyclist offers

Cafe88, Abbey Street, Accrington, BB5 1EE (near NCN 6) are offering, Free Water Top Up or Refill Breakfast Bap with Standard Coffee for £2.95 Coffee & Cake for £4.00 with standard tea or c... read more

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Fore warned ....

I cycle a lot to work average 26 miles round trip. I lock my bike up at work in the covered bike rack. I came out of work and my bike was gone... but my bike lock still attached to the rack posts... read more

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Image for story From Dundee to Aberdeen

From Dundee to Aberdeen

I went to a hen party in St Andrews and decided to cycle back. No train no car just legs!

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Image for story Saving Money

Saving Money

I'm so happy I managed to get a second hand bike trailer from facebook market - £10 a bargain! I now can do a full weeks shop by bicycle, saving petrol, and is far more fun! I would encourage all ... read more

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Riding and photography

Having an iPhone with a good camera allows me to capture events on rides, as my Nikon is a bit bulky. Early morning rides to catch the dawn, or catch the fog, or whatever catches my eye. Cruising... read more

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L'arrivée de la neige...

J'y ai pensé plusieurs fois et je conclus toujours de la même façon: je ne m'équiperai pas pour le vélo d'hiver. Mais quand la première neige arrive et que la météo nous promet en plus des nuages ... read more

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I have started a petition to encourage cycling

I used to live in a first floor flat. I couldn't have had an electric bike, because I couldn't get it up the stairs. I still don't dare go shopping on my bike for fear of theft whilst I am in the s... read more

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Bike tour in Reynoldstown

Hi everyone I am new to biking in metro Atlanta and have not ventured out much my beyond my neighborhood, the Westside Beltline & Michelle Obama Trail (South River Trail); The way folks drive h... read more

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The Start of Biketober!

Hi Everyone! This is the start of Biketober and I have logged my very first ride. I rode around Newington Armoury, Sydney Olympic Park and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. It wa... read more

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$4000 bike for $500

it's 20 years old. Klein Race Pro. 2001. All Dura Ace. no one wants old, expensive bikes. shop lucky! Also have a Quantum Race, from 2001.

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Image for story Fall in love with bike riding !

Fall in love with bike riding !

My story began when I first went on a Tour the Polongne to see how the cyclists ride. Then I got inspiration and said that I have to start riding too. I remember that day I got many gifts from the... read more

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Image for story Long but steady ride day

Long but steady ride day

3 Churches a day makes the boredom go away! And a unfortunate find on A5. More pics in comments

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I saved some money today

I might be stating the obvious, but I was debating whether to cycle or get the bus to work yesterday. Cycling won, and in doing so I saved £3.50. This will obviously add up and might be a big help ... read more

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Image for story RAGBRAI 2022

RAGBRAI 2022

So this is not an Illinois story per se, but I am from IL and just completed RAGBRAI at the end of July. I had tried RAGBRAI once before in 2018, but my appendix got mad and wanted out on the seco... read more

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Image for story Historical Ruins Loop Ride

Historical Ruins Loop Ride

Although I do commute to work on my bike most days, I try to get out at least once a month to have a little biking adventure. Helps to clear my mind and keep me fit. I tend to plan my route so not ... read more

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