Stories from Portsmouth

Add a story

Read stories and get inspired! Share a cycling story and inspire others to get out and ride!

So good to be able to ride in good weather again. Hope that others have (re-) discovered cycling over the past year.

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

2

Our company was unable to join Cycle September in any formal manner, but that didn’t stop us. We created Strava groups all round the world and then joined them up to a Global group too. Toget... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2

My beloved late Father was a keen cyclist, so I have always enjoyed the activity. After 10 years of living at the coast I absolutely cherish moments spending time near the sea watching the waves... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

3

Stories from around the world

now i have lots of time I go riding sunday morning I put it on facebook and tell the new riders it's short easy ride and I carry tools for minor repairs. lot are interested but only a odd one turns... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

We rode a virtual bike ride bike/run. Accelerating research to cure cancer. For a cancer free world! [address removed]

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

It's hard to imagine. A 115lb. Cargo Bike, 'not electric' with 7 speed Nexus Shimano internal gear hub has taken me to and from work and on FanTasTic weekend adventures since Sept. 2019! yup, jus... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

It's still a little chilly in Iowa. And spring is always windy. But a hot pink down jacket, hi-vis lobster gloves, wool socks and a neck gaiter, and a fleece hat later, I got to see corn juuuuuus... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

1

'Het waait altijd in Zeeland', hoorde ik gisteren iemand zeggen. Waaien deed het gisteren zeker. Gelukkig hebben ze fietsen met trapondersteuning uitgevonden, zodat het 'windtegengevoel' geen probl... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Being co-workers and living near each other, we gave the bike commute to work a try today. It was a success! Figured out it takes about 25 minutes to get to work and lock up the bikes. Also found a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

3
6
Lucy Martin Panniers. Mine are bright red so add some extra visibility to me and my bike.
Lucy Martin Keep dress shoes and socks at work. An extra top is good too.

Sean from San Diego Bike Coalition promoting “Bike Anywhere Week” for Channel 8. Story airs Monday, May 10!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1

In my community (and many others) we see increasing numbers of unlicensed ATVs and dirt bikes on public rights-of-way. These are not only a nuisance, but also a danger to vulnerable road users lik... read more

Topic: Other

3
Ruth Berge I was not aware of the ATV/dirt bike animus. Thank you for reporting!
David Borges we have comparable in our Bay Area, where electrics are roaring past pedestrians and cyclists, doing donuts in off road seg... read more

Ik doe het gewoon. Ik fiets vanmiddag nog naar mijn moeder in Zierikzee. Over de Oosterscheldekering, langs de Oosterscheldedijk. Ondanks de weersvoorspellingen van veel wind en wat regen en ondank... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

2

So of course it rained! It was still fin to ride and climb some hills. Can't complain.

Topic: A happy riding memory

2
3
Bernie Parmer Fun not fin ya know
Zeke Lewandowski Biking in the rain is one of my favorite things to do. I hope maybe you will decide to do it on purpose next time!

I'm new to San Diego and new to being car free. I have found it a fun challenge to figure out how to transport items by bike. I fit all of my spring plants on my bike by strapping a bin to by bike ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

2
9
Joe Ray You may enjoy the Errandonneuring Challenge which is happening now - just run 12 errands by bike over 12 days or fewer. [a... read more
Sara Sundquist I love this idea for carrying plants and flowers by bike. I will have to try it!

I ride every Sunday with a fun group. One of guys asked me what kind of drink was in my squirt bottles. I said "I believe it is some combination of Gatorade, algae and a couple different types of m... read more

Topic: Other

3

I retired so i decided I don't need a car. I always have had a bike (over 60 years) but now I do all my shopping on bike with a trailer, I do 12 miles round trip for dog food, 45kgs on the six mile... read more

Topic: Other

5

My first metric century for the year on the beautiful Tanglefoot Trail in Northeast Mississippi.

Topic: Other

8

I used to commute almost daily fo 6 miles one way to work that involved a 180 foot climb to work and a 300 foot climb return. however in the last 5 years I dropped much of my biking which had inclu... read more

Doing the Hunt in La Mesa has been lots of fun! I did it with my childhood friend. It brought back so many memories of growing up in La Mesa and there was even a few new things I learned, especial... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

7

It has been a honeymoon with the cars off the road but now people are going back into the office which means more and more cars on the road and everybody in a rush to get nowhere. I am now go... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

1
4
David Choo If your riding off road and trails. MTBproject is a great interactive site/app. Google maps also has a cycling setting in c... read more

I puzzles me as to why anyone would not enjoy riding a bike. Being out doors and riding with the wind in your face is an exhilarating feeling. I encourage everyone to get out and ride. In the morni... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
6
David Choo Where can I get info on this challenge? #lamesa

Well after a year at my new job and commuting by bike, One of my co-workers got themselves an E-bike and they are commuting to work with me at 5am. Now I am taking all sorts of different routes hom... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
10
Karen Poret Scents AND beauty= win!

My first time on a Bicycle built for two was different. My husband was in the front and there were times I closed my eyes cause I just don't want to look at how he was going to avoid something. Jus... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

1
6
Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

So far 657 miles Brings lots of smiles Never mind the weather As long as bike and I are together On every outing picking up litter The wind and temperature bitter Going round the BMX track ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

4

Super excited to participate in the La Mesa scavenger hunt #lamesa Chrissy017

Topic: Other

1
3
Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

Let me just say I’m not a fan of the sore butt that comes when I pedal my 2wheeler. But I solved that problem. Just recently I bought a used/new/never ridden Terratrike Rover. It’s an entry level ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2
5
Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!
Karen Poret Good luck on your recumbent!!

Love that the rule of 6 allows me to see some of my favourite people. My cousin and I did the sites of London. In 35km, we rode alongside the Thames, saw St Pauls, spotted the Shard and Tate Mode... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

5

Growing up for me was tough I was born 1954, if I wanted things I had to get them my self at 7 years old. I spent a lot of time in scrap yard with grandad old bikes were coming in every day and I h... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

I got my second Covid jab when on bike in full cycling gear, you would think by the looks of people sit there cycling wear was not aloud

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

This will be the 2nd year that Cascade is not doing STP - and I really wanted to challenge myself to do it on my oldest bike (1980 Univega). So I set up a Fundraising Challenge to not only do the... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

1
K. David Wiegand fundraising link is facebook dot com /donate/955740231848821 - Thanks for all help!

I was riding along today and a young lady with a child was really having a struggle with her shopping, so I thought I would help seeing I had the trailer on bike, I expected the lady to put her ... read more

Topic: Other

2

Last summer we took out first family bike trip. Up the east coast of Lake Michigan. Ten days total with a couple of zero days. Camped the entire way and even took the dog. Our 10 year old was a mo... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

3

Sean from San Diego Bike Coalition promoting “Bike Anywhere Week” for Channel 8. Story airs Monday, May 10!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2

I joined a group of people on Saturday that LOVE TO RIDE. They aren't racing, they like to stop and smell the tulips, and take a few pictures along the way. They probably average 10 mph, and th... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2

Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places to bike in all of America. There are some great mountain biking trails, funded by the Walton Foundation, the creators of Walmart. I fell in love with mo... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

2

Rode with wifey around the San Diego bay today. The wind was brutal SB on the silver strand, but we missed most of the rain. Just a few light sprinkles got us.

Topic: Other

3

I had a chance to visit the Flower Fields recently. They just opened to the public this year. If you are near I-5 in Carlsbad I would encourage you to stop by and take in the beauty of these flower... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
5
Oside 4 All Free to scope out on the road above the fields!

Started out with MoGo bike membership a couple of years ago when I started working at the RenCenter. Use the MoGo bikes in the morning and to go to meetings during the day. Don't need to drive or... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

6

I've always loved bike riding and just getting outside. I hate walking I'd much rather ride any day. Over the years I've won three Trek Bicycles from the county A beach cruiser, a mountain bike and... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

1
5
Catherine Bossert love that bike!

Got my son off training wheels at 3 years old. Now he kicks my butt on the hills and still expects me to buy lunch!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

6

Now that I'm working from home, I can ride my kids to school on a more regular basis as logistically it is easier riding home than to work after dropping them off. It's a great opportunity for me t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

4
8
Zeke Lewandowski The title is a little bit misleading. It sort of sounds like you rode on top of your children to get to your school.
Sara Sundquist How about Biking to School with my Kids...can't figure out how to edit stories!

Biking is a life saver. The pandemic has been extremely hard for me. I am an introvert and being secluded indoors without physical socializing has been a challenge. I made a deal with myself th... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

1
19
Kari Fowler I am SO SORRY to hear about your first bike! I hadn't even thought about this happening, better stay locking mine on my rac... read more

One evening around 4pm minding my own business cycling home from work, mid-October but still warm sunny. In the bus lane going past a long que of traffic through Cambridge feeling pleased with ... read more

Topic: Other

2
7
Rosemary Lehan I too have been knocked off by cyclist but I was lucky and didn't get injured. It's frustrating that it happens though.... read more
Lee General thats why all of us should have insurance

This year, with a substantial bonus from my employer, I decided to invest in an eBike. I chose the Rad Power Bikes RadRover Step-Thru, and it is so much fun! I have congestive heart failure and Typ... read more

Topic: Other

1
4
Kari Fowler Enjoy! As a nurse, I am glad to hear that a HF pt is out there getting exercise but doing it safely and within the paramete... read more

Took advantage of a beautiful day for a nice bike ride while taking in the beauty of all the blooming trees and flowers. Looking forward to bike month. #lamesa Nanak

Topic: Other

8

Half way to a Proclaimers song. Lockdown 1 came, working from home and missing my hour daily walk. Out came the old bike. Quiet roads, bliss and beautiful Lincolnshire Countryside. But how fa... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

1
4
Martin Criddle Great going Lisa

It’s Saturday and the #lovetoride scavenger hunt is still going. We got a late morning start, but we’ve accomplished to find the clues that we’re just added. We only had to double back once. But no... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
4
Jerry Bennett Tell me more about the Scavenger Hunt. Who set it up? What are ya looking for? Rules?

Do you remember the first time you rode a bicycle? I wonder why it can't be as fun as an adult. Actually, it should be more fun because your experience and strength should make it easier to ride. M... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

1
5
Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

We rode throughout the neighborhood and my grandaughter took her bunny for a ride in her basket. She had a harness on her and jumped out of it and my hubby caught it as fast as it hit the ground.

Topic: A happy riding memory

1
4
Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

It was really exciting to win a new ABUS lock and some swag from the #BikeLove drawing last month! Now I can leave my bike outside when I run into the store. Thanks to Sylvie, the San Diego County ... read more

Topic: Other

2