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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Adrian Burton [address removed]

When I joined SVBC a year ago, it rained in September! Sure would be nice to get a good rain right now to cool things down and put out fires. If you would like to reduce future fires, get out and B... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Early on during the pandemic, biking to the end of Seacoast Drive was my little slice of heaven. Although I was masked up, the freedom of leaving the house and feeling the wind on my face was amazi... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I'm getting to the point where I'm too pregnant to ride. But whether it's riding or watching loved ones ride, there's no better way to enjoy my beautiful city. #IBActive

Topic: Other

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Andrea Forero Andyrawr55
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!

I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Theodosia Ballard Forgot to #ibactive. Tballard49
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!

I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Theodosia Ballard #ibactive. Tballard49. Fun scavenger hunt!

I love the #IBactive Scavenger hunt. I gives me a reason to get out there and ride. With all the uncertainty of corona, wild fires, and the daily challenges of living, it’s nice to remember to slow... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sydney Snaith #ibactive #sydneysnaith I forgot to put it in my message
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I set two bicycling goals on January 1, 2020. The first was to ride 2,020 miles in 2020; the second being to commute to work at least 100 days during 2020. This morning (9.8.2020) was commute #... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Steffanie Kenney Awesomeness!! Thanks for sharing your story!
David Nelms You bet, Steffanie. It's been a very good challenge!

Masks must be worn at the school gate. So I found myself cycling in my mask on the congested road home. Actually this keeps out the car fumes. Also on a slightly chilly autumnal morn it also warms ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Orange Tree Imports is where I first learned about Bike Benefits and bought my first sticker. Lots of the Monroe St shops have Bike Bennies – it's a great neighborhood for shopping on a bike. Al... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Simple way to have a stress free cycle is to get up that little bit earlier that the rest and take in the fresh air and views.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Lyndsey Henderson Jealous.

Cycle September has encouraged me to get out on my bike and to explore further afield to clock up the miles. Sunday decided to cycle Fir the first time the section of The Dramway from the Bristol ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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When I started working from home during COVID, my weekday commute cycling went completely to zero. After getting a bit stir-crazy, I started looking for good, ~ 1-1.5 hour rides I could take from ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train to Liverpool and the... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train to Liverpool and the... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train to Liverpool and the... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Being cooped up over Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Being cooped up over Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Being cooped up over Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Being cooped up over Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Being cooped up over Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Being cooped up over Lockdown inspired us to source 2 mountain bikes and commit to cycling the 127miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds. Just completed leg 1, 6miles to catch Ormskirk train... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Neuhauser Pharmacy does not have (a) a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window, or (b) bike parking. But it /does/ have (c) friendly neighborhood pharmacists, (d) a post office inside that will s... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Susan Hollingsworth Okay, we can't edit these -- but I swear that I can see a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window in a blurry photograph... read more

Watch out for bullies on the rode! We were harassed by a driver with license plate BAI689, in God we trust... He passed us as we were riding on a country road, 2 by 2 (there were 4 of us riding). H... read more

Topic: Other

The 3rd day of the bike challenge and I had a few badges but wanted more. Looking at the options I saw the ride to the shops one and thought yes I could go get something for lunch from the local sh... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Mad Gibbo thats ace....wish i got vouchers for beer?! good motivation to get on bike....well done!!!
Elaine Livingstone great use of your lunch hour, a win win all round

i travel from bathgate to craigshill everyday and find the roads in a poor state full of dangerous pot holes they get full up when it rains and damages your bike the cycle path along starlaw road... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Nadia and Ana from the Health Promotion Unit SLHD enjoy their commute to work by bike. They cycle together to and from Coogee and work at RPA campus. They make the time by organising their busy y... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

Back in 2015 The Public Health Unit won a cycling challenge that City of Sydney hosted and the SLHD Health Promotion Unit coordinated. The team enjoyed their winning prize of a day at the Hunter V... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

I had the shortest of rides for the second day of the bike challenge. I can look out of the window of my new work-from-home space and right into the garage of my neighbor and great friend. I looked... read more

Topic: Other

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I don't do social media so I don't quite know how to do these #Curmudgeon #WhatIsThisHashtagBusiness, but I see that we're being invited to enter a drawing by sharing our love of Bike Bennies, and ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Zia Brucaya Susan, your post is perfect! (Successful #hashtag use :D) Thank you for posting and supporting these awesome local business... read more

Wat een leuke manier van het fietsen meer onder de aandacht brengen. Vandaag na het fietsen een biertje gedronken! Ondanks corona toch mijn kilometers gemaakt..!

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Liselot M Lekker bezig!

Anytime you go out to ride, you take a risk that *1 you'll have an accident *2 you'll be left or right hooked *3 you'll nearly get hit, or run over, by someone running a stop sign, even thoug... read more

Topic: Other

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Candace Monzingo Completely understand where you are coming from!
Alice Scott I have given up on the roads completely after becoming a parent. I am simply not willing to place my life in the hands of r... read more

I actually have two. One is to a place, about 20+ miles (one way) from my home near SDSU, up to Carmel Mountain, a place called Sesame. 20 miles is a straight shot, but I never do those. I d... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Like everybody, I've felt a little cooped lately. My daily bicycle commute to work kept me riding and smiling every day. I was thrilled when my long-time friend Lori LaRiva alerted me to Cycle Sept... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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We were taking part in Ride London to raise money for Bristol Childrens Hospital. Cancelled but the children needed help. SO WE decided to hit 3 x 100 mile challenges instead. The BEAR planned th... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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As I live near Stony Stratford one of the things I like to do is find a nice place to stop and have a nice slice of cake, homemade of course. Recently we heard about the Belge cafe near Nash, so we... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Darrel Hofland I have been told I need to check out this cafe. Will go soon :)
Alan Pheasey we are off to this cafe today

Hi, My name is Steve, a dad of three, happily married, approaching 50yrs! Thanks for stopping by to read my story...……….. Ok well for all my adult life I have been overweight, and at times have ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Anthony Preston Brill story that Steve. PS. Anymore players to pass on? Tony (LFC Fan) :-)
Lyndsey Henderson Great read and best tip. Cycle until you can go no further then you have to cycle home! I use that for running. I also cycl... read more

I haven't been out Mountain Biking proper for 20 years since I was a student. Three of us decided to go out this weekend to Clapham and ride an old favourite route. A little nervous to begin with... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Today, I had to leave an hour earlier... at 1pm to cycle to my meeting at 2pm. I was riding from Browns Wood to Newton Longville. Obviously, a car would be easier. I would have less commute ti... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I got to ride up to Overlake to see the new Overlake Village bike and pedestrian bridge! It will connect to the new light rail station in Overlake Village to the 520 trail. I hear it will open late... read more

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Tom Resing really cool to see. thanks for sharing!

I was asked to look after 6 chickens and a kitten for someone whilst they went on holiday so me and my friend loaded our bikes into the back of my car and off we went to Northampton. She'd only st... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I really needed this, I just wanted to focus on a positive event. Biking is my hobby, and I tend to bike to the same destination type areas as the beach; PB, Mission, Ocean, Coronado, IB. The hunt ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek nice! BONUS POINTS!

The little town I live in, is ElCajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modif... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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The little town I live in, is El Cajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name?
Moski Schrader AnyoneCanBike

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Taking our 6year old on her first ride off road at Hicks Lodge. It's great place to start any little ones journey, the routes are very family friendly and the cafe serves delicious ice cream.

Topic: Other

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Zizzie Moore It's brilliant there. Well done to both of you.

Lovely place to visit is a secret garden with Ducks in the way of the cycle path passing chivenour

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