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Having been visiting family in London I decided why not follow the bike route into the city.

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After a few weeks off my bike due to the poor air quality, it was great to finally get a ride in. From my home in Cupertino, it's a quick ride down Stelling and then a right onto Prospect Road. S... read more

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Come out and do the scavenger hunt this weekend! #IBACTIVE

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

We love our town! And taking part in the #IBActive scavenger hunts have been such fun way for us to get out and get active as a family. Bonus is finding cool new places in our laid back beach town.... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!
Karen Bland Whoohoo! Thanks!

My one and only ride on a Schwinn Sting-Ray ended a promising bicycling career with a dramatic crash. Years later, my Encourager taught me to scoot, balance, and ride a Dahon Mariner folding bicycl... read more

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Whether, they're quaint, quirky or trendy I love discovering an independent coffee shop along the way. A few week back, I discovered a great coffee spot in Quainton. Today, I came across Surfi... read more

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Second time participating in #ibactive scavenger hunt. Lots of fun for family to get out in the fresh air. Great way to learn history of our city!! gaby1219 family loves this outdoor activity!!

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I participated in the Mid City Scavenger Hunt and had so much fun riding around, learning/finding new places in the city, & supporting local businesses. I’m glad to be participating in the #IBActiv... read more

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Did my last Brick session yesterday before the 113 Cotswold triathlon on 20 9 20. It's 1.2 miles lake swim, 56 mile cycle, then 13 mile run. All for fun! For those that don't know what a brick ses... read more

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I’m so excited that I decided to participate in the iBactive Scavenger Unit. It’s so fun to ride around and learn a new area of town. You gotta do it. TrayCray #iBactive

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!!
Sylvie Froncek Nice!

Our family time can often be found on 6 wheels! Whether it is riding around the block during “recess”, to the beach for a quick dip, or uptown for happy hour at CBC or Hess!!! I will cherish our fa... read more

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Sylvie Froncek OwenFam?

Today we started a new ladies cycling group "The Dartford Wobblers" to encourage individuals to get back in the saddle and gain confidence. Even though 8 initially signed up for the ride we ended u... read more

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Neil Lancaster Well done ladies ! And what a fantastic name for your group.

Childback tandems are a perfect way to get the kids about safely and quickly, my tandem has a child seat in front of me for my youngest so he is safely between my arms, and my 7 year old sits behin... read more

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Neil Lancaster Brilliant ! Just shows what can be done on two wheels.

I've been on a crazy journey of weight loss and fitness since June 2019 where I was weighing in at 23s 10lb (150.6kg) to now 14s 6lb (91.6kg) so dropped 9s 4lb (59kg). Before I started I was barely... read more

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Steve Cargill WOW! Unreal effort this is sir! You will have added a few years to your life with this, having done simular since March (Lo... read more
Mark Smith Thanks Steve, great work on your 32kg too, it's amazing isn't it?!

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

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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

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Theodosia Ballard #ibactive. Tballard49. Fun scavenger hunt!

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

I had a fantastic day yesterday helping out at the Bristol Family Cycling Centre in Hengrove, and still can't believe how many people turned up to the sessions despite the torrential downpour! If ... read more

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Louise Buckley-Simms Whoopsie address removed... you can book at Better By Bike :)
Mad Gibbo Always welcome Louise!!!

It may seem difficult or nearly impossible to ride for long distances but if you put the time and effort you will be rewarded with an amazing feeling of accomplishment and beautiful views/scenery y... read more

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I was a cyclist before being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and always totally loved it. After 2 operations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy I felt so physically reduced I couldn’t imagine myse... read more

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Today is day 1 of the BikeMN Classic. Anyone in the state of MN can participate through Sept. 13th. So many great trails to explore and prizes to win! [address removed]

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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!!!